DIY: Dishwasher Magnets

Does anybody else have this issue? Hate trying to remember if you ran the dishwasher? Or trying to figure out if your spouse washed them and didn't empty it? 

Well, John and I have a code where a silver magnet goes on the dishwasher if they are clean and stays on the fridge if they are dirty. We always play this little trick on each other {he plays it on me more than I do on him} where we empty the dishwasher, but leave the magnet on to trick the other person into thinking they have to empty the dishwasher. 

For my quick craft of the weekend, I made this card to keep on the dishwasher so we can clearly see its status.

To make this card, I cut two pieces of wrapping paper and used an adhesive rolling tape to glue them back to back. Then, I used my Silhouette to cut two identical pieces of pink paper and used the rolling tape to attach them to the wrapping paper. The card stock helped make the whole thing sturdy. FInally, I just used vinyl to make the words. 


The card is double sided, so I just attach it with our existing silver magnet and we switch it back and forth as necessary!


  1. We need this so badly in my house, My little brother got sick of wondering if we ran the dishwasher, so he just unloads in anytime he sees dishes in there. There have been a handful of occasions in the last month where I've picked up dirty dishes out of the cabinets. Eww!
    xo Heather

  2. This is so cute!! Cant wait to make some :)

    Steph at

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  4. Stopping by from the blog hop! Love this idea! My husband and I argue over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher ALL THE TIME!
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  5. My mom totally did this (after years of us kids putting dirty dishes in a dish washer filled with clean ones!) Great idea! I am your newest follower jumping over from the blog hop :)

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