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Author:  PutzinVT [ Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:44 pm ]
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Hello All:

During the summer I was dealing with some carpal tunnel issues and my xacto cutting hand was doing PT and resting.

I stumbled across some vintage figures on Ebay.

They were called "Pinecone Dwarfs" I thought they were cool.
I found a kit to put together some.

I bought the kit and liked them so much, for the rest of the summer I research materials and learn how to make
molds so I could reproduce the faces. I also found out what spun cotton balls are as these figures are built from them.
I was not a fan of the looks of them sitting on a pinecone so I made some logs using dowel wrapped with corro card board.

I also found on line some santa figure that are made in a similar fashion.

And the third figure was a copy of one I got with an Ebay auction I won.

I was amazed how much time the research took. But I'm pleased with the results.
The pictures don't do them justice.

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No snow in Vermont yet.
May not have a white Christmas,


Author:  maria [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Putzish

love these!

spun cotton parts available at Blumchen and

32 Degrees North ... ton-shapes

Author:  Lynn [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 am ]
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You have done wonderful job on the Santa faces they look original to me!! A labor if love that's for sure. Did the kits come with the faces?

Here in RI we had are first snow, it's looking a lot like Christmas....

Author:  Lee [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 pm ]
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These are wonderful! I have some vintage ones from my childhood that come out every Christmas season to display. The ones I have use pinecones for the body of the elves. They always make me smile.

Author:  Lucy [ Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:03 pm ]
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I love these. I would like to see more about how you made them. They are delightfully "putzish".


Author:  Howard [ Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:47 pm ]
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all i can say is a big "thank you!" know that you've got me hooked on making these little fellows!... :lol: just what i needed...another putz related interest!...

i believe our forum friend, tom hull, has a collection of vintage originals...and they're pictured somewhere on ted's site...gonna start looking for them soon...

my very best regards...


Author:  Lee [ Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:43 pm ]
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I love these! I have vintage ones from my childhood that I bring out every year. They are a little worse for wear as I played with them pretty hard as a child. Merry Christmas!

Author:  Laney [ Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:02 pm ]
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These are great! Thanks for sharing them. I may have to try some.

Author:  Howard [ Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm ]
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Laney, and all...
I’ve been experimenting with a couple of these...recommendation...DO NOT use foam balls...go with the real thing...spun cotton...don’t ask how I know...

Author:  maria [ Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm ]
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SPUN COTTON HEADS--assorted---keep scrolling down the page once you get there ... N%20COTTON

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