Big initial M I’m sure you’ve been inundated with stores sending you emails about ****GREAT SAVINGS**** and so on — my inbox has been jammed! Me, I’m doing ONE blog post for you to offer my suggestions for presents that will open a whole new world of creativity for your artisan friends. You could even invite them over and “do shoes” together!

Essentials kit wrapped up @72dpiThe Sassy Feet Essentials Kit has everything for beginning DIY shoe designers:

  • A sample pack of NINE Lumiere paints — each bottle will do a pair of shoes, even if they need three coats to cover the old color
  • A set of the paint brushes we like best for painting shoes and bags, including the hard-to-find fan brush
  • A bottle of sealer for adding a shine and a protective finish
  • The NEW edition of our book, Sassy Feet! Paint, Embellish and LOVE Your Shoes (and Bags)! Signed by the authors

 $37.95 ($41.10 if purchased separately)


Book cover for home pageOur fabulous (if I do say so myself) new edition of Sassy Feet! Paint, Embellish and LOVE Your Shoes (and Bags)!, the popular guide to the joys of DIY shoe design and handbag upcycling! Completely revised and updated with more than 80 projects for painting and embellishing your shoes and bags. Fun and inspirational with lots and lots of ideas for creating one-of-a-kind accessories. Tells how to paint, sponge paint, color block, transfer designs, stencil on leather, and apply glitter glaze, PLUS all the different ways to attach embellishments. Creativity-provoking eye candy with a big helping of how-to!

“Teaches you how to move from Payless to beyond Neiman Marcus — and does it with infectious enthusiasm!”  — Program Director, Wearable Art Connection of Southern California

$19.95  Signed by the authors  

Ruby Slippers angle for kit @72dpiHow about Do-It-Yourself Ruby Slippers? Our Ruby Slippers Shoe Embellishment Kit contains everything needed to turn ordinary flat or heels magical! And it’s suitable for beginners. Our kit includes:

  • Detailed, step-by step instructions with photos
  • A bottle Crimson Lumiere paint specially formulated for leather & manmade leather
  • A bottle Ruby Slippers Glitter It! glaze
  • Two red satin bows, already tied
  • Five yards of Fireline beading thread
  • One leather needle (size 3)

$29.95 ($33.95 if purchased separately)


Really Red glitter smaller Antique Gold glitter smaller

Sparkly Silver glitter smaller Shamrock glitter smallerGive the gift of GLITTER!  Encourage your favorite female (large or small) to glitter her shoes and bag for extra holiday pizzazz! Here are color combos of Lumiere leather paint and our Gitter It! glaze that will cover most any shoes or bags. Instructions included!Will cover a pair of shoes and a small-to-medium-sized handbag, OR a pair of knee-high boots. Many more color combos in our store.

$15.20 for a bottle of paint and a bottle of glitter glaze

  • Starlet glitter smallerOr, just add some holographic silver sparkle to the black shoes you already have — order Starlet Glitter It! glaze for just $9.99. Covers same area as noted above. (We do have black paint if you need it for $5.19 a bottle — click here.)

Okay, those are my best suggestions for the women (and intrepid men) you love. Now I’m gonna go back to painting and embellishing an ugly old yellow leather tote into a wonderful Christmas gift for one of my favorite twentysomethings!

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