Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DIY-Zen Stone Spa Bath Mat

Good To Know:
The mat is durable enough for indoor and outdoor use. You could make an additional project as a welcome mat for your home’s entryway.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Measure and cut a 32-inch-long piece of shelf liner. Fold it in half, and cut down the center to make two 16- x 24-inch rectangles. Stack the pieces on top of each other. (When gluing the stones, the adhesive will seep through the top piece of shelf liner.)

2. Using your computer, create a large letter for a template, and print it out. I used a 700-point type size to create the “B” shown here. Use utility scissors to trim out the letter, and center it on the piece of shelf liner. Trace the letter onto the liner using a permanent marker, and then remove the template.

3. Arrange black stones to fill the traced letter. Experiment with various sizes to avoid large gaps. Use a caulk gun and a generous amount of clear silicone sealant to secure the stones to the shelf liner.

4. Fill the remaining portions of the mat with the white stones and small pea gravel. Work with small sections at a time because the sealant sets in about 10 minutes. Let the sealant cure overnight. Turn over the mat, and trim away any exposed edges of shelf liner.

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