On the 8th Day of Christmas… I am wishing you a Happy New Year. Plus I’m sharing some blinged out Santa boots with you. Yup, that’s right, it’s time to upcycle your kids’ too small rain boots and make a cute and easy Christmas craft. These Santa boots make a cute decoration or a gift.
- An old pair of rain boots (your own kid’s or a second hand pair – my pair was actually both)
- Red paint (mine was a free sample from Lowe’s)
- Red glitter
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Soft fluffy white material (mine was Sherpa Craft Fur from Joann Fabric – I needed only a 6 inch strip cut)
- Glue (glue gun, glue dots, or whatever adhesive you want)
How to make Santa Boots:
1) Wash the boots. Give the bottoms a really good scrubbing. I even put mine in the dishwasher.
2) Paint the boots red. The accent color on the boots I used was already red, if not paint that red too. Or black.
Let your kids have a turn painting too.
3) Paint Mod Podge on with a paint brush and then sprinkle glitter on top. This was actually pretty painless, and not too messy. I did mine over a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. Don’t worry about going all the way up to the top because the fabric is going to cover that area anyway.
4) Fold the 6 inch Sherpa material in half lengthwise. You now have a 3 inch wide piece. Stick about an inch inside the boot and let about 2 inches hang over the outside of the boot. Adjust the fit and then cut to length. Glue down.
Yeah, I’m more of a builder than a crafter these days, but the clamps did the trick.
And this is what you end up with.