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DIY Pebble Boot Tray

By Savvybrown @savvybrownblog

A boot tray is a good idea to keep water and snow from tracking across your floors, but why not jazz it up a bit with a Pebble Boot Tray? It’s DIY and really easy to make.  I saw this great idea on Pinterest and followed it over to Martha Stewart’s website. The stones allow the water, ice and snow to drip right into the pan, without leaving those icky white marks around the edges of your boots. Here’s her version…

DIY Pebble Boot Tray

The stones aren’t glued or anything, they’re just poured into the tray so that wet shoes and boots have someplace to drain. I already had a boot tray, but I don’t live near a craft store, so I had to wait until I went to visit my mom out in Jersey. It’s funny, I was all set to go to Michael’s when mommy looked at me, pursed her lips, squinted her eyes and said the magic words…

“Let’s try the dollar store first.”

Well lo and behold, the dollar store had bags and bags of river stones, pebbles and all kinds of fun stuff. It took about 7 of those little mesh bags of stones in various sizes to fill the tray, but that’s $7 plus the boot tray I got for less than $10! So for less than $20 I got a classy little addition to my hallway, and I way to protect my hardwood floors from rain and snow.

Here’s my version. Not bad huh? I love my mom!

DIY Pebble Boot Tray

DIY Pebble Boot Tray

‘Oh! And for a twist on the same idea, you can use a deep cookie sheet like this one with smaller pebbles. Gotta lotta boots? Line up multiple trays!

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