12 DIY Entryway Boot Tray Ideas
If you're sick of cleaning up mud, slush and snow from your entryway, it may be time for a boot tray. Boot trays don't have to be fancy to do the job. Here are 12 DIY entryway boot tray ideas, some of which you can make in just minutes!
Wood Boot Tray
If you have some scrap wood around the house, you can make a wood tray and add some river rocks to help the dirt and slush drain to the bottom. This type of boot tray can be customized to fit the space in your entryway or mudroom.
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Do you have a closet in your entryway? Instead of having all those boots end up in a pile on the floor, try a boot mat tray equipped with a cabinet handle and wheels. Pull out the tray, line up the boots and push it back into the closet, out of sight.
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Framed Plastic Tray
Head to a discount store or garage sale and pick up a plastic tray. Add some medium-size stones for drainage and you have an instant boot mat. To keep the stones in place and give the tray a handsome finished look, build a simple frame around the tray.
You were saving those wine corks for a reason, right? Try adding wine corks, for drainage, to a plastic tray. Adding wine corks to an old boot tray will give it a new look.
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Tray with a Message
Looking for an easy woodworking project? This wooden boot tray is functional, looks great and comes with an inspiring message.
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Here’s another boot tray that uses rocks to help drain the water from wet and muddy footwear. This DIYer used a scrap piece of clear plastic, and heated it in an oven to mold the small lip on the edges of the boot mat tray. The lip keeps the rocks from falling off.
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Baking Sheet Tray
Try using an old metal baking sheet as a boot mat tray. Depending on the size of your entryway, you can use multiple trays lined up in a row—maybe one for each member of the family.
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Plastic Bin Tray
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Shell Boot Tray
Instead of using rocks to help boots drain, use seashells! This DIYer used a $1 mat and lined it with shells and sand dollars from her collection, along with a few rocks to fill in the space for a ocean-inspired boot mat.
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Dowel Boot Rack
This simple boot rack accommodates taller boots in the back and shorter boots in the front. This rack helps bring some organization to your mudroom or porch and can be customized for any number of boot wearers.
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