Thinking of selling your homemade soaps? You need these easy and inexpensive soap display racks to showcase them in all their scented goodness!
I know this post is geared towards a more niche audience, but if you are avid crafter/DIYers (and I’m guessing you are or you wouldn’t follow 100Things2Do) then maybe you’ve delved into the art of handcrafting soaps?
I did and like most of my crafts/hobbies it has escalated.
The good news is I have a store interested in carrying some of my products!!! With this opportunity within my grasp, I really want to make sure I have the best display I can to showcase (and sell) my products.
Enter the Whizbang soap display – a simple, but genius way to showcase your soaps using scrap wood and a jigsaw.
I can’t share the measurements here… a gentleman came up with the plans himself and saved me the time and effort of re-creating the wheel, so he more than deserves the $3.99 US he is charging for his plans. It would have taken me hours to recreate his project, so it is money well spent.
I can show you the steps to making your own Whizbang soap display though;
First, find some shitty old wood or MDF and cut it down to strips.
Next, take the template provided with the plans and trace the steps onto your wood. Cut along those lines with a jigsaw.
Next cut your two end-pieces; one will be longer than the other so that it stands above your soaps and can be used to showcase ingredients or your company name. The building plans said to cut at a 53° on the bottom of each end piece, but I found 36° a better fit.
Use wood glue and finishing nails to attach your front and back pieces to the laddered sides. I gave my soap display a good sanding and added a coat of primer before painting.
Staining your soap displays would give it a warm, homey feel, but because I used a mixture of wood, plywood and MDF, painting was the only option.
Which is actually what I’ll suggest to you as well… think chalkboard paint.
Two coats of chalkboard paint and I can write out ingredients or scents right on the soap displays themselves! Wipe off your chalk with a damp cloth and you are ready to change up for every craft show. Write your price, your website, your name… or…
cut out your logo from a sheet of paper and use glue dots to attach it to the soap display. I put my company name and scent on the backer:
then the ingredient list on the front so people can easily read what’s inside.
With glue dots, you can easily remove and replace the placards anytime.
The Whizbang soap display showcases the bars so neatly and staggered so that it is easy to grab and go without toppling the whole pile or display.
I put Dirty Girls wrappers around my bars and I think it gives it such an elegant and professional look.
I have a few bars that I call “The Uglies”; the ones that smell great and work perfectly, but aren’t as pretty. Those I tuck into little cello bags with a hole in them so that people can still smell the scent inside.
I know, I know – Butt naked and smelling a hole – the crudeness was not lost on me. lol
No matter how you package your soaps, these soap displays showcase them so beautifully!
(yup, showcasing my thumb in this photo too 🤦🏻♀️)
Because I have heaps of small scrap wood bits and wood glue, and I came across a very old can of chalkboard paint – these soap displays cost me nothing but a bit of time.
I whipped out 6 for now, but the template is easily traceable so I can make more anytime in a matter of minutes. (not including paint)
So now you need to go try making soap (from this blog post), become addicted like I did, make way too much and then whip up a few craft show displays and become a millionaire!!
Or resign yourself to “overdoing it again” and become very, VERY clean. lol
Have a great one!