I came across some pictures on Pinterest with a bath mat that had been covered with small round stones and I thought it looked really nice. However, I wanted to add something extra to create a more magical feeling and the look of a forest floor in the bathroom. That’s where the moss come in. There are lots of different kinds of mosses – you can go to the nearest forest to find it or buy at a plant store whatever you prefer.

What You’ll Need

I came across some pictures on Pinterest with a bath mat that had been covered with small round stones and I thought it looked really nice. However, I wanted to add something extra to create a more magical feeling and the look of a forest floor in the bathroom. That’s where the moss come in. There are lots of different kinds of mosses – you can go to the nearest forest to find it or buy at a plant store whatever you prefer.
This is a fairly simple project with few materials needed. The stones are bought in sheets (Tiles) and 2 sheets should do it for this project.

Rubber Mat from Amazon (OR Foam Board from Amazon)

Moss from Amazon (OR in the woods for free)

Pebble Tile from Amazon

All of these supplies can be bought in your local hardware store as well, which might make it more convenient for you.

1.

DIY Bath Mat Rubber Mat DIY Bath Mat Pebbles
You need to find a base for your bath mat which in this case was a rubber mat. In hindsight, I should have used a foam board, because it will store the moist and keep the moss alive and growing. Flat stones were chosen for this project however, it would also have been nice to use river stones that are more rounded but still comfortable to walk on. I washed the stones, after removing them from the mesh.

2.

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First, you will need to place the moss. Remember to use both the moss and its roots and soil in order to keep the moss alive and prevent it from drying out. When choosing which moss to use you should go out and feel the different kinds to see which one you like the best.
If you decide to use a foamboard: Spray the whole thing with water in order to keep it moist and then place the moss. I do not have a tutorial for it, but I have found a really good one here.
Back to the rubber mat: I turned it upside down, because it provided a better surface for the stones and a channel for the moss to be positioned in. I sprayed it with water before placing the moss.

3.

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Once the moss has been placed, whether you have decided to only place it on the edge or you have covered the whole thing, it is time to begin the work of positioning the stones. This can be a tedious job, seeing as no two stones are the same and it makes it difficult to place them all to cover the whole surface. In this case it took several trial and errors before reaching the final result.

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DIY Bath Mat DIY Bath Mat with Moss
Keep working!
You can decide whether or not you want to glue the stones to the math however, unless you plan on moving your mat around all the time – it isn’t really necessary.
Well done! You now have your very own green moss bath mat to live up your bathroom.

– Josephine

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