Here is the finished Amsterdam Canal House that I talked about in this post. Compared to some of the houses I’ve made this one is relatively easy. I think this is one of my very favorite houses. I had fun making it and I love how it looks.
I made this house for a friend of mine who is an exceptionally kind therapist. The dove is a tribute to the gentle personality of this person. I made the tree out of sisal rope based on instructions I found online. Here is the tutorial on how to make these bottle brush trees.
Pastel colors give this Putz house a wintry feel. The house is painted with an acrylic paint from Martha Stewart called “Surf”. I mixed the paint with sand to make it look more like stucco. The roof is painted gold as are the window frames and the chimneys.
The fence is based on drawings I’ve seen by Maud and Miska Petersham who illustrated a book that I fondly remember from my childhood called “Tales Told in Holland”. They often suggest a brick wall by drawing a few random bricks scattered about. I really like the look so I copied it for the fence.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Take care.
Now there is a pattern for 3 variations of the Amsterdam house that you can download.
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