Christmas Santa Boot

Here’s a quick makeover of a vintage Christmas Santa boot decoration. It’s super-fast to do, yet it took me years to do it. Ever have that happen?

A vintage Santa boot gets a pretty makeover for a white Christmas! I love how easy it is to do with paint and glitter glue!

It all started with this Santa boot I picked up at a neighborhood yard sale years ago. As soon as I spotted it, I knew I wanted to give it a White Christmas-themed makeover.

red Christmas boot

And then life happened… and my husband loves traditional red and green Christmas decorations… so this little boot began appearing each year as is.

Until I saw this gorgeous boot in a post that my blogging friend Liz – from Hoosier Homemade – shared on Hometalk last year:

White Christmas Boot from Hoosier Homemade

It was as if choirs of Christmas angels began singing in the background, because I found my inspiration for the book makeover!

And then life happened.


And another year came and went.

This year when I unpacked the Christmas decorations, I took this boot and put it front and center on my craft table.

And I finally spent an enjoyable afternoon giving this little guy a White Christmas transformation!

Whoo-hoo! I love how it turned out – plus how easy it was!


  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Titan Buff
  • Stickles Glitter Glue in Copper, Diamond, and Patina
  • Small paint brush
  • Plastic lid
  • Wax paper
  • Straight pin

Step One: Paint the boot with two coats of Titan Buff. Let paint dry in between coats.

I chose not to paint the top of the boot — the white cuff — as I loved the color as well as how it looked with a few scuffs here and there. I kept the bottom of the boot black as well.

vintage Christmas boot makeover

Step Two: Paint any detail work using glitter glue in colors of your choice. I chose Copper for the boot buckle, Patina (a blue-green) for the holly leaves and used Diamond (crystal white) for the center berries. First I squirted on a tiny amount of the glitter glue, then spread it around with a small paint brush until I liked the look. Let dry.

glitter glue on Christmas decorations

Helpful Tips:

  • Use a straight pin inserted into the tip of the glitter glue bottle to move any possible dry glue out of the way.

how to unclog glitter glue

  • Always test the flow of the glitter glue first on scrap paper, so there’s no surprises on how much squirts out at once.
  • If the glitter glue you’re using has a wider nozzle, squeeze the glue into a plastic lid first, then apply to the boot with a small paint brush. (Safer that way to avoid messes!)

craft supplies

The “new” vintage Santa boot!

Christmas Santa Boot

Of course when I showed my husband, he asked why I changed the boot from red and green. After explaining myself, he asked why the berries weren’t red. (And he may have a point, not sure if the berries should be red…)

A vintage Santa boot gets a pretty makeover for a white Christmas! I love how easy it is to do with paint and glitter glue!

My husband prefers traditional red and green colors for Christmas decorations, while I like to add pops of teal, white, ivory and metallic colors into our holiday decor. And whenever I mention to him that I’d love to do a more “white” Christmas, I think he wants to reach for the Egg Nog!

Santa Boot Decoration

(You can see more of my White Christmas decorating ideas at the end of this post under Related Posts.)

Happy holiday crafting!