If you didn't already know this, bar soap needs to be kept out of standing water if you want your bar to last as long as possible. However you don't need to spend a ton of money for a fancy soap dish to accomplish this. I will show you how I made these and why they work.
To start with I went to Goodwill for the saucers. Goodwill or Salvation Army is a good place to start looking for these at a very reasonable price. You might even be able to find antique or unusual pieces as well. Most of these were found at Goodwill.
The saucer with rocks works because the soap rests on top of the rocks. All of the water runs down between the rocks and evaporates. This means that the soap stays solid instead of softening prematurely.
|Sealant in the center of the saucer|
|Stones to the side ready for application|
If you want the saucer to be easier to clean you could always leave the rocks loose and wash them separately. However all you will need to clean these is some hot water and maybe an old clean toothbrush.
Enjoy and have a wonderful day!