I haunt the craft section at the Good Samaritan Thrift Store on a regular basis. And I almost always hit the jackpot. The other day, I had been inspired by someone's post about spray painting a pair of snow boots red. They were really cute and got me to thinking. I decided I wanted a pair of Santa's boots on the hearth.
I happened to find some faux fur scraps all in a little bundle at the thrift store. They reminded me I wanted some boots, so I crossed to the shoe section and there they were! The perfect Santa boots. They just needed a little embellishment.
I took them home, added the faux fur with hot glue (thanks goodness there was just enough!), and added a couple of other pieces to create a little vignette. I think some other time, I may make a Santa sack to put with the boots. It would be a logical accompaniment.
The snowman was a little fifty cent treasure and the HO HO HO sign was nothing more than some wood pieces - also found in the craft section. I used a Sharpie to decorate them and then hot glued the pieces together. I probably should have sanded, stained, ....you name it, whatever. I like the sign fine the way it is. It was easy. That's the best part.
Altogether, these make a very charming grouping. It was a low work project with a high impact - the best kind!