A Sweet Way to Display Your Perfumes: Use a Cake Stand

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Last weekend, in a fit of cleaning/organizational inspiration, I repurposed these old cake stands from Pier 1 by turning them into an improv perfume display for my dresser.


I placed the shorter perfume bottles on the bottom, and the taller ones on the top. Then, to make it a little more “me,” I added hula dancer Curious George and a piece of coral. πŸ™‚

You could do this same cake stand idea with all kinds of things at home — hair products, body lotions, skin care products, makeup — whatever your sweet heart desires.

If you have any cute storage ideas, let me know! Also, please send pics (or links to pics). Inquiring storage-addicted minds want to know.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Noon says:

    I’ve been using a jewelry box! I mostly have smaller indie perfume bottles, so it works nicely.

    I have some pictures here if it’s ok to link my post: http://peachynoon.blogspot.fi/2015/01/picture-post-perfume-collection-storage.html

    A cake stand is so cute for taller bottles too, I like things that look a bit elegant like that!
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  2. Katherine M says:

    You are on to something there! Mine are in neat rows on my dresser. Cake stand would be a great idea!

  3. This is a wonderful idea!!
    I love patisserie themed things, and some perfume bottles fit right into the whole parisian mood…

    Barbs, it’s all about aesthetics

  4. Dee says:

    Haha luv the Hula dancer! SUper cute idea as well…i just have them in 2 basket type containers….I should really redo them though!!
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  5. May says:

    Karen, that is so cool!!! Will definitely try that. πŸ˜€

  6. The LA Lady says:

    I got some tips from a perfumer on how to keep perfume fresh: store in a cool, dry place so a drawer is best.

    That being said, this is adorable and I want to do it with some of my smaller bottles. Tocca’s Colette is my favorite day fragrance.

  7. Holly says:

    Love the cake stand display! I collect owls & as such, I have numerous mugs, planters, and even small baskets which are owl-shaped. I store eyeliner pencils & pens in one and makeup brushes in another. I also have a vintage 1950s traincase in a lovely aqua floral pattern for pans of eyeshadows & powder compacts.

  8. Lulle says:

    That’s an idea I could actually use! I need to keep an eye out for cute cake stands in my local thrift stores.
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  9. Mary says:

    This is an adorable idea! I don’t have enough perfume for this, but I kind of want to do this with all my little skincare bottles haha. Must go off to an op-shop to see if I can find a vintage one.x


  10. Kwmechelle says:

    #Steal! I’m stealing this idea. Please & thank you! πŸ™‚

  11. Meghan says:

    Love this idea! May need to reorganize my perfumes! πŸ˜€

  12. Erin says:

    I’ve wanted to do that but I can never find one I like!
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  13. So pretty, but I mostly own full size perfumes, so I’d need a biiig cake thing.
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  14. Lily S. says:

    That’s really cute! I watched a few YT videos and made my own using some crystal platters and large crystal candle holders…hey nothing but the best right!
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  15. Sophie Bird says:

    This is pretty, but I keep all my perfumes in their boxes in a a corner of my bedroom away from direct light and heat to preserve them. If I buy perfumes on EBay I will only buy boxed ones for this reason.

  16. sone says:

    dainty and gorgeous!

  17. FreshEyre says:

    Wow – so beautiful ! And I’m not a bit surprised – you’re a Tocca fanatic, too !!!

    I have every single product they make. Literally. Perfumes, lotions, creams, bath products, etc. I could put a decent downpayment on a nice car for what I spent, but they’re just sooooo amazing. My favorite is Cleopatra, a bright combination of grapefruit and cucumber.

    Great minds think alike, Karen ! Enjoy your wonderful collection πŸ™‚

  18. Kelly B. says:

    I’ve been meaning to DIY something like this, just waiting to stumble upon the perfect pair of cake stands!
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  19. Ruchita says:

    I love this! What a great idea and so pretty.

  20. Kim says:

    Um, that’s fairly genius. And awesome-looking. I’m not shocked, since you’re very creative, but this is a particularly great idea. And the glass in the stand is perfect with the bottles. Well done!

  21. That such a cute way to store- display perfumes.. !!

    I usually keep mines hidden in my cupboard but I would love y=to take them out if I can find a stand like this πŸ˜‰
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  22. Aeris says:

    I’d love to do this but all my perfumes and makeup are in my bathroom and I don’t have enough space to put a cake stand πŸ™

  23. Fancie says:

    Wonderful idea! It’ll definitely save me some space on my vanity lol
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  24. Nik says:

    Gasps, clutches chest and dies from the cuteness!!!!!! I love your style Karen! πŸ˜€

  25. Suzanne C says:

    Well, that is just the cutest thing ever! My perfumes are in a flimsy little Dollar Tree plastic basket that I hate. Problem solved!

  26. That is so pretty! But it does require you to have perfumes that all ‘match’ in style and design of course.
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  27. astou says:

    My cake stands are used once, time to time so …
    You rock :))

  28. Great idea! I have a fun way to store makeup pencils or crayons — in cute mugs. I have a couple of French ones, and I keep my lip pencils/crayons in one and my eye ones in another. I keep the cap that shows the color facing up so I can see the colors at a glance.

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