Monday, March 28, 2011

DIY Stylish Boot Tray

A quick trip to Saskatchewan this weekend went wrong for us.  Part of the kids favorite part of visiting Grandma and Grandpa's house is swimming in the hot tub.  Grandma opened the hot tub lid and B (7 yrs old) quickly jumped in .... and right back out.  The hot tub had malfunctioned and was 160 degrees.  He got lucky with only second degree burns to the tops of his feet and ankles, and buttocks (the most tender skin areas).  Anyways, we are back home but added to my duties of mom, wife, maid, cook, chauffeur, financier, and receptionist, I am also playing nurse and teacher.

I still have managed to sneak in a little time (with the kids great help) to create these boot trays to catch all the water and muck that comes in on the shoes this wet time of year.

This project is so easy.  Simply purchase an inexpensive boot tray and polished rocks (or collect your own).
I lined the bottom of my tray with silicone so the rocks would be glued in, but if you do not have a 2 yr old to escape with the rocks as I do, this step is not necessary.  Spread your rocks over the tray.  Done.

  Tip: Hate your boots getting trashed from the sides always falling over?  Simply roll up a newspaper and stand it inside the boot.

The Girl Creative


  1. I like this a lot! It's amazing how some of the simplest things are the most useful.

  2. Great idea! And it looks so pretty! :)