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Rubber-Coated Rock Doorstop

Plasti Dip is a handyman's best friend, made to give tool grips a bright, rubbery coating. But the hardware-store staple can also turn any heavy stone into a dapper doorstop that won't scratch the floor.

rubber coating rocks

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2018

Introduction

Learn a little more about this trusty material: Plasti Dip is an air-dry, specialty rubber coating. In fact, it's the original peelable, flexible, insulating, non-slip, durable rubber coating. When choosing a rock, opt for one that is oblong in shape plus smooth and flat on the bottom. (That way, it is all the more less likely to topple over or scratch the floor.)

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of rock crafts and decorating ideas.

materials

  • Rock

  • Masking tape

  • Multipurpose rubber coating (Pictured: Plasti Dip multipurpose rubber coating, in White and Blaze Yellow, $9.75 for 14.5 oz., plastidip.com.)

  • Bowl

steps

  1. Cover the top half with masking tape, fill a paper bowl with Plasti Dip, and submerge the bottom several times.

  2. Let it dry and peel off the tape, and it's ready to (not) roll.

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