This winter season, keep floors clean and dry when you give this DIY rock shoe tray for shoes a try. A trip to your local dollar store is all you need, and in no time flat you can have a stylish floor mat perfect for resting your wet and muddy shoes on. Take a look at how you can get started making your own, as no one wants to spend the season scrubbing messy floors.
DIY Shoe Tray with Rocks
- Large cookie sheet
- Assorted crafting stones or stones from your yard
- Gorilla glue (optional)
As mentioned, we found the rocks and the cookie sheet for just $1 each at our local Dollar Tree. Use the size cookie sheet that works for the number of shoes you wish to put on it. For the size we used (about 13×9) you can fit two pairs of adult shoes or about 4 pairs of children’s shoes. If you wish to fit more, just opt for a larger pan.
You can snag rocks for $1 a bag at Dollar Tree, but if you have some in your yard you can use go for it! Just rinse the rocks clean, dry them, and you are ready to go.
1. If you wish to keep children from playing with the rocks, you will want to apply some adhesive to the tray before laying the rocks down. Just remove any paper labeling, apply a layer of glue, then lay the rocks on top.
2. If you wish to skip this step you may, and you can just remove any labels and create a layer of rock.
Place the tray by the front door so as soon as wet and muddy shoes enter, they can go on the mat. Dirt and debris will run to the bottom of the tray, while the rocks stay on top. This sure beats a muddy and dirty floor mat greeting guests, right?
To wash your rock shoe mat, just remove the rocks and wipe clean. If you used adhesive, just place in the sink and rinse.
Making your own DIY shoe tray with rocks is a cinch, and it is a great way to keep your front entry clean and stylish. Give it a try!