Cheri Peoples

DIY Stone Hot Pad $3

by CHERI on May 14, 2012

Roeshel had painted this adorable mat so I knew it could be done

Painted Rug Mat
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This hot pad is gorgeous.

stone hot pad
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I had made a quick run to the Dollar tree and saw this garden mat

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Inside the packaging I could not see that it had an area cut out of it so I had to rethink things.

I cut out 3 more… using some square dowels that I had on hand.

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 I pushed the dowels into each of my cut out areas.

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I painted the sides in a metallic silver and painted the top a mixture of khaki and the silver so the spaces wouldn’t show the yellow through them.

Hot glue your rocks down.

I had my 2 bags of rocks divided–and only laid flat ones onto the glue.

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Now I have a cool pot holder OR I can set it by the door and use it as a neat door mat for people to put their muddy shoes.

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2 bags of rocks = $2

I had the glue and paint on hand.


I did a fun “KIDS” project and posted it at the DIY Club. You all know how popular Chalkboard paint is –you might really like.
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1 Chance @ Designed by Chance May 14, 2012 at 10:56 pm

That is a great project. I have been meaning to make my own mud mat in a similar fashion.
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2 malia May 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

Hi Cheri, Cool idea… I have a rock obsession so I will be trying this for sure ( -: xoxo
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3 Roeshel May 15, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Great job, Cheri! So creative! Love it!
Thanks for the shout out! 😉

4 Katie May 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

LOVE this idea–very creative!
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5 Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles May 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

What an incredibly cool project! This would be a great gift idea, even something the kids could make for their teachers. Thanks for sharing!

6 Debbie~refreshrestyle May 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

great idea! love it!
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7 Annie May 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

That looks great! I love the idea of using this as a mat for the shoes!

8 Inspire Me Heather May 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

Great idea! I have some leftover pebbles just like those from our patio (they are already glued onto mats) maybe I’ll make one of those too – thanks!
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