Ideas for leftover pea gravel?

by Toshiba
We have about two five gallon buckets full of leftover pea gravel from an old project. Any ideas for what to do with it? We do not want to put it in the yard anywhere because our dogs will kick it up into the grass. I was thinking of getting a rubber door mat and mixing the gravel with clear epoxy and putting it into the rubber mat to hold muddy shoes and boots by the door. Anyone have other ideas for what to do with leftover pea gravel? Thanks!
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  • Christina Dorrego Christina Dorrego on Jun 13, 2015
    I use small stones in my succulent plants. A layer of stone, then charcoal, then dirt with cactus friendly amendments. I do like the door mat idea too.
  • Cindy Marteney Hudson Cindy Marteney Hudson on Jun 13, 2015
    If you have a metal free standing firepit, you can put it under the firepit so you don't singe the grass. You can use them to make pathways in your fairy or dinosaur garden. You can use them in your decorating in the house (round candle on a square plate w/ the pebbles around the edge). You can fill up a clear vase with silk flowers and then the pebbles. If you have a gazebo or outdoor dining table, use them in a citronella candle or plant centerpiece arrangement. Ours is under the firepit so whenever I need some for any project, I just go grab some.....I may have to refill that pit soon. ;-)
  • Sara Sara on Jun 13, 2015
    Cocarla en las macetas de suculentas. .. Hacer caminitos en los jardines en miniatura. Colocarla en tiestos de vidrios con flores o velas. espero Que algo te Sirva. Personalmente La Tengo En Una Caja de Madera cuadrada con 3 velones y se VE BIEN.
  • Ann Ann on Jun 14, 2015
    You can make decorative garden art with them. Use a good outdoor adhesive, glue them to a bowling ball, round glass light cover or other base. Once the adhesive is dry, use grout to fill them in. They are great rustic accents in the garden. Here are two I made from oversize plastic Christmas balls plus a stone and shingle birdhouse. Acrylic spray makes them shiny and brings out the colors.
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  • Judy Judy on Jun 14, 2015
    Put about an inch of pea gravel in a tray, add water almost to the top & set your houseplants on the gravel for added humidity. Your plants will love it.