i should be mopping the floor: How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder

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Make this simple kitchen sponge holder to keep your sponge off the countertop. It's a fun little project and makes a great housewarming gift, too (just gift with a pack of sponges!).

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I know what you're thinking...a wooden kitchen sponge holder? But, I used both outdoor paint and a marine grade sealer to make this super durable. It's the perfect little kitchen accessory to hold your sponge.



How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
My sink is totally prepared for the busy holiday entertaining season. Being a self-proclaimed dish junkie, there is a heck of a lot of hand washing that happens in this space, especially from November through January. And now my sponges have their own special spot so they don't get lost down in the sink among the stacks of dishes that end up here during those big holiday meals. They're much happier on this DIY Kitchen Sponge Holder.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I've mentioned this before, but I'm kind of particular about the kind of sponge I use, too. I'm a die hard Scotch-Brite™ Brand girl. And I'm loving the new Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots...they're so fantastic during a tumultuous dish situation (the holiday kitchen sink struggle is real, y'all). 


How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
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Now, let's make a kitchen sponge holder, y'all.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
This project starts with wooden dowel rods from the hardware store. We made a few of these kitchen sponge holders so we grabbed quite a few, but if you want to make just one, you'll need one 3/4" square wooden dowel and two 3/8" wooden dowels.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
Measuring your square dowels at four inches long (these will be the side pieces to your kitchen sponge holder). Measure your round dowels at eight inches long (these are the longer pieces that the sponge will sit on).

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
Using a saw (either use a hand saw or electric miter saw, like we did), cut your rods in those lengths. You'll need two shorter square pieces and four of the longer, round ones.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
Once your kitchen sponge holder pieces are cut, give them a light sanding to remove any rough spots.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
Drill four holes into your smaller pieces. You will need to space them out evenly on both of the small pieces, so when you connect everything, your sponge holder won't sit lopsided. We used a 3/8" drill bit, to get a snug and perfect fit for our round dowels, which will be inserted here. One trick is to drill all of the holes in your first piece, then use it as a template and mark the holes in the other piece before you drill those, too.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
Then work the rods into the holes. They will fit tight, but if you want to use a bit of wood glue, you can. I didn't use anything and haven't had any issues with my holder at all...it's a nice, snug fit if you use the exact size drill bit as your round dowel rods. 

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I painted my kitchen sponge holder with a durable outdoor paint. Then I sealed it with a clear marine grade sealant (found in the stain aisle at most hardware stores). This way, when it gets wet from the sponge, the wood won't suffer any ill effects. 

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
It's the perfect little spot for my Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge and Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Sponge.


How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I also love to use the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Dishwand, too. It's a manicure extender, y'all.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I just fill my dishwand up and use during those times I don't want to plunge my freshly painted nails into a sink full of dirty dishes. It makes quick work of dinner clean up.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
And the new Scrub Dots are so cool...they scrub fast and rinse clean. And just like all of the Scotch-Brite™ Brand sponges, they have the same color-coded system: green is for heavy duty and blue is non-scratch.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
I use the blue Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Sponge on all of my vintage dishes. It's perfect for my antique Jadeite...which, while we use it every day, I still treat with kid gloves. The blue sponges clean all kinds of cookware safely, without scratching. They're perfect for non-stick cookware, counter tops, and even cook tops, too.

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
The Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Dishwand works wonders on my casserole dishes and more. The heavy duty helps eliminate baked-on messes on pots, pans, and all of my heavy duty cookware.
How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
You can find Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots products at your local Walmart. The Scrub Dots are seriously cool technology...no more icky food left behind stuck to your sponge (because that's never pretty, y'all).

How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
And the fun kitchen sponge holder makes a wonderful housewarming gift when paired with a pack of the Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots sponges.


How to Make a Kitchen Sponge Holder | Easy, step-by-step tutorial. Give it a coat of a marine-grade sealant to make it super durable!
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4 comments:

  1. Awesome idea thank you for the info and how to God bless

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  2. Love this wooden soap tray..so creative and looks great by the kitchen sink too! {client}

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  4. Neat Idea! My husband designed a bigger one built on a slight angle,we put our dish drainer on it. The angle is so the water drips back into the sink. He used a type of wood that can be used to build decks. So it is also waterproof. Your idea was really good too! And just for fun I also have those jadeite dishes, such FUN!! I'll wish you luck with all those holiday dishes !!!

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