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Easy faux sugar Santa

It’s just a few weeks until Christmas! Now that Thanksgiving is over, I feel like I can now crank the holiday music and really get in the jingle bell mood!


For my last project, I wanted to share a really cute and easy thrift store makeover on to make a faux sugar Santa. It’s amazing what you can do with some white spray paint, craft glue and white glitter.

Faux sugar Santa DIY

I found these various ceramic Santas over the summer. I knew I wanted to do something with them, but I wasn’t sure what.

Santas collected form the thrift store

While on their own they were fine, they just didn’t go together. The two on each end were scary looking too.

The Santa on the right looked really worried, and

the one on the right had a rabid-looking reindeer.


See, totally not kidding.

Thrift store santas spray painted white

I first gave them all a few coats of white spray paint.

Coat the santa in white craft glue

Once they dried, I painted each one with white craft glue and immediately sprinkled on super fine ,white glitter. Martha Stewart has one called Carrera Marble that I like a lot.

Pretty thrift store santa makeover

I let them dry. I love the effect, they  look like they are made of sugar!

Santas spray painted and coated in white glitter

The reindeer no longer looks like he wants to bite me either.

Sprinkle santa with white glitter

Thirft store santas updated with spray paint and glitter to make them all go together

They make a nice display together too for a winter scene!

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  1. Love your Sugar Santa idea! Their features came alive in white. Before the colors were distracting. Thanks for sharing and can’t wait for the tour to begin.

  2. A few days ago I purchased some small angels from the Dollar Tree and your idea has helped me to decide what to
    do with them. Thanks !

  3. I loooooove this idea so much!! I have so many santas that belonged to my mother that I have in storage because they just don’t work in my home. I am usually good at repurposing things but I never would have thought of this! Thank you!

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