Kitchen Dish Soap Cake Stand

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Apparently my dish soap stand has been swimming quite a bit around Pinterest.


No big thing.

It’s not like I have stayed up half the night trying to figure out how many people have pinned it or anything like that.

Or called to texted just about everyone I know to tell them about it.


My life does not revolve around what others think of my midnight crafting.

Okay, yes it does.

For those of you who have emailed… here’s what the candlestick looked like before:


After spray painting it I used epoxy and glued it to a plain white plate.

The soap dispensers are from Pier One, though they are a few years old.

Sponge… Target. No one asked about that. Chances are you already own a sponge. But in case you have never heard of them, they are handy for breeding bacteria if you never wash them. Which is why everyone in my house knows it’s totally just for show. Like the formal living room couch no one sits on, no one in my house dares use the yellow sponge.

The dishcloth… I actually found at a yard sale.

Someone had been given it as a gift from a friend, and the note was still attached with raffia wrapped all around it.

Go figure.

I know what you are wondering now…

Did I read the personal note attached?

You betcha.

P.S. You can view items that have been pinned from my blog here.

Thank goodness someone e-mailed me a link, I would have never figured that out.

78 Responses to “Kitchen Dish Soap Cake Stand”

September 29, 2011 Reply

I LOVE the back splash! And thanks for sharing! :) I've been inspired to try this out!

Chance and Beth
September 29, 2011 Reply

Haha! I came from Pinterest… You are funny. Love your idea!!

September 30, 2011 Reply

I did see it yesterday on Pinterest. Way to go Natalie. I thought it was yours!

September 30, 2011 Reply

That's funny. The same day I saw it on your blog I went home and made one…my husband thought I was possessed!

October 2, 2011 Reply

That is so funny! I was thinking this week, "Natalie's kitchen looks so non-cluttered and put together, and her soap dispenser stand is my favorite — i'm going to do that." And then, before I could even ask you how, you read my mind and tell me. You really ARE the greatest friend!

BTW, Shelli spoke in church on Sunday and said that where we live is like little Utah. Corbin turned to me and said, "We have to move."

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January 3, 2012 Reply

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Sarah Shaw
January 6, 2012 Reply

I totally pinned it! I have my candlestick holder. It’s just been balancing the soap on there until I find the right plate (cheap or free for the job) tehee. yay new fav blog! thnks.

January 17, 2012 Reply

I’m from Pinetrest too! Its a cute idea! However, hopefully yours is more functional than the one I made this weekend. It kept falling over and sending my soap dispenser down the drain, literally :) It became so annoying that I had to move it to another room. So, a word of advice to anyone trying this at home…use a candlestick holder with a wide base on both ends. Maybe that would have helped in my case, as I used a taper holder with a fairly large bottom base but a somewhat narrow top (aprox the size of a can of soup).

February 24, 2012 Reply

Thanks for the idea! I have several knit kitchen towels that are handmade from friends and family for different times of year and this will be great. Now I can go find some cool soap dispensers, maybe at Costplus World Market!
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March 13, 2012 Reply

I found you on Pintrest too! I love it…and I thought this was a great idea! I was really looking for the handmade apothecary jars, because I was making some for my bathroom and BOOM! I saw your soap dish and now I am on a new kick! i love it! i have shared it with everyone I know who crafts…(and just to let you know I feel pretty good too when I get repinned!) Happy crafting! Xxo

April 4, 2012 Reply

Love it! Pinned it. And BTW_ I totally get a squee moment every time someone I don’t know follows me on Pinterest. There’s some giddiness when I get get repinned, but the “following”? Its a “a stranger thinks I’m cool” moment and its pure vanity and I own it. period. 😛

April 13, 2012 Reply

Totally love this idea! I’ve made quite a few of the tiered stands but never thought to use it as a little soap stand! The rest of your blog is just lovely too – happy to be following along now!

April 14, 2012 Reply

Saw it on Pinterest and had to visit….love your blog and your photos of your house. Thanks for sharing. I am totally pinning this idea for I absolutely love it…. Thanks for the heartwarming idea.

April 20, 2012 Reply

I saw this on Pinterest and also just had to visit. I have my stuff resting on my windowsill and hate doing that. This is original and adorable. Thanks for sharing it and inspiring!

May 10, 2012 Reply

Love your personality – this is adorable — love your blog!

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June 2, 2012 Reply

Saw this on Pintetest. Pinning it and looking for a candlestick as we speak. Love your sense of humor and your blog. Thanks!

kimber stoddard
June 21, 2012 Reply

I totally pinned this then decided today to read how to do it but i have a quesstion i don’t think you have been asked yet- what did the note say on the dishcloth you bought at the yard sale? You didn’t say- and now that you told us it had one and you read it i am curious to what it said! I am sure it didn’t say anything whimsical or romantic but you did put it out there so curious minds must know! Thanks again for the fun read and the great idea! thanks kimber

Ashley Jones
June 28, 2012 Reply

LOVE this idea! I found you via Pinterest! I am trying this NOW! I picked up a small tray & candlestick from the thrift store. :)

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August 4, 2012 Reply

I LOVE this! Too cute. I use sponges but I pop them in the dishwasher every night and get a fresh clean one every morning (or as needed)….so far so good, lol!

August 4, 2012 Reply

BTW, “or as needed” meaning maybe I use two in one day instead of one, but I always start the day with a clean sponge, lol! Otherwise, ewwwwww……

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August 12, 2012 Reply

Where did you get the candle stick holder? Thanks!

Natalie Wright
August 12, 2012 Reply

Hi Melissa! The candlestick holder came from a local thrift store. Thanks for looking!

Margaret Pereira
August 16, 2012 Reply

Hi!! I love your idea ans am going to make one for sure. I have the perfect candlestick to use. Thanks for the inspiration, found you through Pinterest:)
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Brilliant! I’m cake stand obsessed and this is another perfect way to display one in my kitchen. 😉

I’ve linked you up to my new What I Made Wednesday link party too!
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Nicki Cawood
September 12, 2012 Reply

I found this today and pinned it, and now have your blog saved. Thank you Pinterest – the site looks fabulous :)
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October 16, 2012 Reply

can you please tell me how tall the candlestick is?

October 18, 2012 Reply

So cute – pinning it. As soon as I can schedule a day of thrifting in, I’m heading over to Goodwill to look for plates and candlesticks…

October 20, 2012 Reply

I love this!
I was also wondering how many inches in height the
candlestick is?

October 20, 2012 Reply

Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to give this a try. Too cute!

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November 3, 2012 Reply

I came from Pinterest too! I think you’re doing great work, congratulations on the sensation you’re making.

December 2, 2012 Reply

I am so glad I found this and so thankful you put this online for people like me to see. I so desperately need to make this, found a metal candlestick not long ago at a thrift store and figured I’d find a use for it one day and today is that day! It’s perfect for my kitchen needs :)

December 4, 2012 Reply

Great suggestion!!! I have made tiered stands this year using Fiesta dinnerwear. This is a great idea for anyone but especially for my grand-daughters just getting their first places — now I can coordinate with their Fiesta!!! Might take a “finished photo” to include in the gift, sometimes these ladies need “instructions.”

December 28, 2012 Reply

I really like your creativity. This idea is fabulous. Currently, my items are in the window sill behind the sink. I’m glad someone shared this on pinterest to find so I could find your blog. Have a blessed day and a very happy New Year!

December 30, 2012 Reply

Do you think adding a Lazy Susan would work? I was thinking about making one for the spices I have on my counter top…

January 12, 2013 Reply

I love this so much and plan on making one myself. Could you tell me how tall the candlestick you used is? I bought one at GoodWill, but it seems too tall.

Natalie Wright
January 22, 2013 Reply

The candlestick I used is about 8 inches tall. It is heavy, and I really think that helps with it not tipping over. You also want to make sure it’s perfectly centered when you glue it on your plate.

January 13, 2013 Reply

Just a quick question….where did you find the bottles? : ) They are perfect size!

Natalie Wright
January 22, 2013 Reply

The soap bottles are from Pier 1 Imports, but I bought them several years ago. Target sells similar looking dispensers.

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ann Marie
April 13, 2013 Reply

Where do u get the liquid soap dispensers?

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Thanks for the inspiration ::
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June 10, 2013 Reply

I actually saw this on Facebook, but created a Pinterest so I could keep the back splash and craft idea for my new house! Lol!

July 12, 2013 Reply

Is the white plate plastic? & Do you think a glass candleholder will work the same?

Natalie Wright
July 14, 2013 Reply

Hey Annie! The white is a glass plate. A candleholder will work great, but try to go with one that is solid and heavy. You don’t want the top to be to top heavy and tip over.

July 14, 2013 Reply

Hey! I actually went to target yesterday to get a candle holder and they hadda candle plate too so we got both and my husband glued them together. He and I were talkin about wanting to post a picture for you to see but I don’t know if you can do that on here! Thanks for sharing this though. I love mine! :)

Joni Hafner
August 23, 2013 Reply

Where did you get the cute dish rag you have on the plate?

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March 21, 2014 Reply

I have been making these as cake/hors d’oeuvre stands for years! I never thought to use it in this kind of way. Very good! It could also be used in place of a fruit compote/stand. And one word of advice about your yellow sponge sitch: I heard on a show the other day that you should microwave your dish sponge every day on high for 2 minutes to kill the bacteria you mentioned. And replace the sponge every 2 weeks. It won’t be as pretty as yours once you use it, but I wanted you to know that all is not lost if someone slips up. Don’t toss it, just nuke it! :)


Natalie Wright
March 25, 2014 Reply

April, that is such a fabulous tip! I am totally going to try that. I can’t even imagine how many germs a sponge holds. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Corey Jaworski
July 19, 2016 Reply

would you sell it?

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