Stone Bath Mat

Needed:

  • Outdoor rubber mat (with holes or spaces for water to drain)
  • Smooth ocean or river stones (make sure they are porous, not slick and polished. The amount will vary on the size of the mat and can be found near rivers, oceans, or your local craft store!)
  • Waterproof silicone sealer in clear (you want something that can hold up with water and that has a little bit of flex to it)
  • Plastic drop cloth or old shower curtain

Note: The mat I picked had a textured pattern on the front so I flipped it over to work on the smooth side.

Work on a plastic drop cloth or old shower curtain, the last thing you want to do is glue your fun new bath mat down to your carpet! Now arrange your stones on the mat so you can make sure you have enough and map out how they will all fit. It’s kind of like putting a puzzle together, so have patience! I also placed the largest rocks I had over the holes in the mat. Water will still be able to drain out, but I didn’t want the gap to be visible.

Once you have them arranged, start on one corner and pick up a stone, squeeze out a dab of the silicone sealer on the back of the stone and place it back down on the mat.

Hold for a few seconds and repeat with remaining stones.

The sealer says it will set up in 3 hours, but I would wait at least 24 hours before moving and using the mat.

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