DIY River Rock Welcome Doormat

Create this beautiful pebble mat which can be used to update your front door & peacefully welcome guests as they enter your home oasis. If your bathroom needs a refresh, use it as a DIY River-Rock Bathmat to add a tranquil spa vibe. No matter where you place this in your home, it's the perfect project to help restore calm in the midst of life's daily chaos!

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

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Things You'll Need

  • (2) tubes of E6000 glue

  • (7 bags) river rocks, pebbles (Dollar Store)

  • (1) rubber floor mat

Supplies
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Tip

E6000 glue works best when applying rocks to a rubber mat. A hot glue gun works best when applying rocks to a mat with made of fabric.

Step 1

Lay the floor mat onto your working surface. Open all seven bags of pebbles and wipe them down to remove dirt/dust which will allow the adhesive to stick better.

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia

Step 2

Apply a dime size amount of E6000 glue to the bottom of your first rock and press it down firmly to adhere it to the top right corner of the mat. Repeat with another rock, placing it directly next to the first rock with no space between. Continue placing rocks tightly beside one another onto the rug.

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia
DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia
DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia
DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia

Tip

Start by applying larger rocks to the outer corners of the floor mat. Then continue applying large and small rocks like a puzzle, working your way toward the inner part of the floor mat until complete. Place rocks as flat as possible for optimal comfort.

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

Step 3

Allow the floor mat to completely dry overnight. Moving it prematurely could result in rocks shifting or falling out of place.

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

Tip

If a rock falls out of place at any time, a quick fix is to re-apply rocks using a hot glue gun!

Step 4

Your new pebble mat is now complete! Place it outside of your shower to massage your feet each day or allow it to relax your mind as you enter and exit your home oasis. By adding this new decorative element, every day will be a spa day!

DIY Pebble BathMat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips
DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips
DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

Warning

Kids love exploring rocks and new textures, make sure all pebbles are set so there is no chance of them putting one in their mouths.

DIY Pebble Welcome Mat
Image Credit: Kalia Silva-Phillips

Buy materials for this tutorial:

E6000 Glue