DIY Rain Boot Mat

DIY Rain Boot Mat

April showers came early for us here in Los Angeles, but I know everyone across the country is either dealing with bad weather, or will be soon! Here is an adorable springtime DIY for you to make that will brighten these gray and gloomy days. These DIY Rain Boot Mats are so easy, it’s not even fair to call it a DIY. You simply find adorable plastic grass and put it on a plate or platter, cut it to size if needed, and decorate it.

I have the tutorial for the DIY clay ladybugs below. I will also post the video from my segment on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show once I have access to it!

Materials for Mat
  • Plastic platter, cookie sheet or tray
  • Artificial grass tiles
  • Scissors
  • Outdoor spray paint (optional)
  • Super glue
Materials for Lady Bug
  • Polymer clay (red & black)
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Super glue
  • Glass surface or Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Razor blade or matte knife

DIY Rain Boot Mat

Directions for Mat

1. Measure the platter

2. Spray with outdoor paint (optional)

3. Cut the grass tiles to fit sheet size

4. Press grass tiles snugly (like a puzzle)


Use a platter or tray with a lip all around (a cookie sheet will work also).

Materials available at all craft stores.

Directions for Lady Bug

1. Cut or pull off a piece of black clay and roll into ladybug body shape

2. Pull or cut off a piece of red clay and mold into wing shapes

3. Press onto black body

4. Bake until hardened (follow directions on package)

5. Paint black dots on wings

6. Super glue ladybug onto grass


Cornstarch keeps the clay from sticking.

Follow baking directions on the package.


DIY Rain Boot Mat


DIY Rain Boot Mat

DIY Rain Boot Mat



4 Responses to DIY Rain Boot Mat

  1. What other material would be good to use instead of grass mat? I cannot find this material in my local stores, near Chicago, IL

  2. I love the lady bug and flowers for this DIY, but I was wondering what was used to make the flowers? Sadly, I missed the video on Home and Family when this one aired. Thanks again for all the inspirating DIY you share with us.

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