River Rock Boot Tray

3 Materials
1 Hour

Spring showers are coming on strong and the wet, sloppy mess from everyone's boots was starting to drive me a little crazy. So, I thought about what I had on-hand that would solve the problem. And, a baking sheet was the answer! Topped off with some river rocks, I create a functional and fancy looking boot tray. When it becomes filled with water or dirt, simply run it under hot water and dry it off. As good as new!
river rock boot tray
Step 1) Clean out your baking tray. Be sure to use one with higher edges and one that is large enough to fit multiple pairs of rain boots.
river rock boot tray
Step 2) Apply a drop of heavy duty glue, (like E600) to each river rock.

river rock boot tray
Step 3) Place your rock, glue side down onto the pan. Hold in place to adhere.
river rock boot tray
Step 4) Continue gluing and places your rocks along the bottom of your pan.
river rock boot tray
Be sure to experiment with different sizes and colors of river rocks!
river rock boot tray
Step 5) Place your boots and umbrella on your new boot tray. No more soggy puddles to clean-up!
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  • Dorothy Sittler
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I am inspired. How do you clean the pan after residuals have drained into it?

    • Althea Whitteker
      on Aug 15, 2018

      I would take it outside to hose off. When dry spray with Lysol to stop bacteria from forming

  • Jillian
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I love this but dont like the silver pan maybe i could painf it first?

    • Shari
      on Feb 14, 2019

      I’m going to make it with a black plastic boot tray.

  • Dawn Dawson
    on Jul 2, 2018

    This is an incredible idea, and I would love to re-work this idea for a bath mat for outside the shower.......just not quite sure on how you actually handle the drainage and possible mold build-up issue......anyone have any ideas!!???

    • Loretta Champagne
      on Aug 8, 2018

      I love this idea for wherever it would be used but I'm thinking about maybe using a cookie sheet pan for a larger surface. I would be concerned with the loofah's as they would soon be holding a lot of dead skin. Much harder to rinse out. Also would add a non skid backing to the pan. No ice skating please!

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  • Dorothy Sittler
    on Jul 3, 2018

    Thank you for the answer. We as renters do not have access to water hoses but spring rains sound accessible.

  • Megan Seang
    on Jul 27, 2018

    Very cool idea! I like that idea! I will have to steal that one.👍🏻😉

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