Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dishwasher Magnet

Do you have trouble with family members not paying attention to this?

On a few occasions Hunkie didn't realize the dishes in the dishwasher were clean.  Those occasions occurred at about 5 am in the morning after a 12 hour shift!  So this didn't upset me but I sure wanted to help the situation out!

Welcome the Dishwasher Magnet!

This little gem is pretty handy in my book and so I plan on making 11 more for the Bunco ladies!!

Here's what I did:
Graphic of choice OR you can use the one I made! 
{Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the cute utensils!}
Paper of choice or cardstock
Mod Podge
Scissors/Hot Glue Gun
Optional: if you use paper to print the graphic on then you'll need a piece of thin cardboard for sturdiness...I used the piece of cardboard that comes behind a package of scrapbook paper.
Note: I printed the graphic onto parchment paper because I didn't want just plan white.

The size of the graphic is about 3 inches by 3 inches.  I cut it out with about a 3/4 of an inch border.  Then I cut a piece of cardboard the same size as the graphic.

I then placed the cardboard on the back of the graphic and folded the edges in.

I then cute the corners....

 ....then cut again, cutting away the triangles of the corner....

 ....then folded the corners in...think of it as like wrapping a present!!

 Next I spread some mod podge down and inserted the cardboard piece.
 Mod podged along the edges of the cardboard piece.
 Then I folded down the corners and applied a smaller square piece of paper on top of the folds. 
 I put a thin as possible coat of mod podge on the lifts the ink so be thin and quick! ☺
 Lastly, I hot glued the magnet on.  All done!

Now I have a stylish, friendly indicator!!
11 more to go!!

Feel free to use this all you want!!

 See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be having fun at!!

Happy Thursday!!


Lindsay said...

Yeah, we could really benefit from this at my house. I don't know how many times my husband starts the washer at night and forgets to tell me, so I load it with dirty dishes. It's no fun to wash things twice. Great job friend!

Unknown said...

This is one of the things on my to-do list!! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

OMGosh, I need this! Thank you for sharing the tute and printable! I have a linky going on right now and would love for you to joing the fun! Plus, the one with the most clicks gets free advertise for a week and a feature at next week's par-tay!
Hope to see you there!

Lindsay said...

This is so cute and perfect for my house. I know what I'm making tonight!!

Carrie said...

Great idea! One of my sons is always asking "Are these clean?" I'm going to make one of these this week with my xyron magnet maker.
Thanks for the tip.

Seaweed and Raine said...

That is awesome! I think I might have to make some for my SIL's.
Thanks for the tutorial and graphic.

April said...

thank you so much for linking up! I hope to see you next week!

Jessica said...

I need to make this!! One of the worst things is finding a dirty dish in a dishwasher full of clean dishes - sometimes the hubby forgets to check it first!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Unknown said...

Just wanted to hop over and say THANK YOU for linking up with the frog last week! We had a record breaking week; all because of you! Hope you will join us again tomorrow for the par-tay!

Chelsea said...

I will certainly be making one of these soon! Thank you for the free design too! :)

Marie said...

Great job! We definitely need one of these at my house! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share!


Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love it! Come on over and link up to Scrappy Saturdays at!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

thanks for coming to the scrappy saturdays linkup and sharing this! Hope to see you at the party this weekend :)