This welcome mat project starts with a little wood, some shelf liner and some river rocks. How much of those things depends on how big you would like your mat... I made mine EXTREMELY BIG, which I regretted halfway through. Now that it's done, I love it!
Grab some shelf liner and river rocks.
Cut your wood and shelf liner to the size you want your mat.
Use some hot glue to attach the shelf liner to the wood (you'll be gluing a lot for this project, so just a little to hold the mat in place will be fine.).
You are ready to start gluing your rocks down. Dump out your river rocks and put them together on the mat, sort of like a puzzle.
Start gluing the bottoms of the rocks to the shelf liner. Press down so the glue hits the wood beneath! I started at a corner and worked my way around...
Glue them tightly together... look at them, all packed in there together. They're best friends, I tell you. I must warn you to be careful with your glue gun. When you're gluing the little rocks, they might fall from your hands. Your instinct will be to grab the falling rock. Don't.
Once you're done, trim the edges of the mat, if there are any left over.
You are finished!
This was definitely a labor of love... I hope you make one!