Santa Boots Decoration | Mini Van Dreams

Santa Boots Decoration

These Santa boots were definitely not made for walking… but, they would look adorable on your mantle or as an extra-special way to give small gifts, gift cards, or candy.  The best part is, you can make these in a couple of hours and have them ready for gift giving or to decorate your home.  Go beyond the boring gift packaging this year, and give them their own Santa Boots!    

Santa Boots Decoration | Mini Van Dreams

Santa Boots Decoration



  1.  Using a paper towel, wipe the boot down to remove any dust or dirt.
  2. Paint the boot sides and bottom with the black paint.  Let dry.  Touch up as needed.
  3. Measure the boa to fit the circumference of the rim, but do not cut it yet.
  4. Place glue around the top edge of the boot.  Beginning in the back, run the boa string around the glue.  Hold in place for 30-60 seconds to allow glue to set.
  5. Cut boa where it overlaps in the back of the boot.
  6. Carefully, trim the feathers, as needed, to give the boot “fur” a uniform look.
  7. Allow glue to dry and use to decorate or to give as a gift.


You can buy these super cute ceramic boots at Oriental Trading.  You get a dozen in a box, so you have plenty for gift giving and decorating.  These would also be adorable as a class or group project.  You can grab all your supplies for this project here.

If you aren’t feeling the Santa Boots… what about boots painted white with holly and berries on the side?  Or a Christmas tree?  Blue with snowflakes?  Christmas colors?  Be creative and have fun with this project!


*There are two types of boas I have come across – feathers and fur.  This project would be best with the fur-type.  However, the feather one works just fine.  If you use the feather boa, I recommend trimming the feathers over a trash can or outside to minimize the feathers flying everywhere.  (Don’t ask me how I know this.)


Complimentary supplies were provided by Oriental Trading to make this craft. No other compensation was received in exchange for this post.  No affiliate links are present in this post.  Please see my disclosure for more information.

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