Express DIY: pebble-filled wet boot tray

Save your floors from water stains this fall with a simple and easy project designed to put your rain and cold-weather gear in its proper place.

Agnieszka Pogorzelska

We love bringing the outdoors in, but not necessarily our wet Hunters, bags and umbrellas. Definitely not a hardwood floor’s best friend! A wooden box, a thick garbage bag and some pretty pebbles will fix your problem and create a handy draining box, where you can put all your wet accessories to dry. Oh and river rocks are so in. It actually looks quite stylish, too!

You will need:

wooden box sealed with a stain, clear or colored (we used 24 x 16 x 5,5″)
pebbles or river rocks (we used about 45 lbs)
one thick garbage bag
double sided adhesive tape

staple gun

Step 1:

Pebble filled box for drying wet shoes

Agnieszka Pogorzelska

Measure the bottom of the box, adding at least 2 inches on each side, and trace the measurements onto the garbage bag; then cut the bag to size.

Step 2:

Pebble filled box for drying wet shoes

Agnieszka Pogorzelska

Attach the garbage bags using the double-sided tape and the staple gun.

Step 3:

Pebble filled box for drying wet shoes

Agnieszka Pogorzelska

Place the pebbles/stones in the box and start using to drain all wet wellies, umbrellas or even bags.

Note: Once in use rotate the pebbles regularly to avoid a build-up of water.

Agnieszka Pogorzelska
Agnieszka Pogorzelska
Agnieszka Pogorzelska is a Polish fashion stylist with 13 years' experience at major fashion magazines (including Elle and InStyle) turned DIY expert. She loves hunting for vintage furniture with flaws, can't live without fresh flowers, and creates cute PogoPony bag charms in her free time. Her own apartment gets a makeover at least once a month and her basement is constantly filled with trash that will surely be turned into treasures. .

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