24 July 2013

MCT 3D Wednesday: Dishwasher Magnet

by Veronica

As the "Woman of the House", I take great pride in keeping my home clean and tidy, but feel no shame in asking for some help every now and then. Turns out, I'm NOT Superwoman. 

Who knew?

The job I most often ask for help with is loading and unloading the dishwasher. Why?

  1. It's a fairly easy task.
  2. The Hubs knows where almost everything gets put away. Almost.
  3. It can be done without me having to ask.
Well, #3 isn't always so true. Many a time I will find a single dirty plate in the sink and wonder to myself,
Why was this left here? The dishes in the dishwasher are dirty. This plate should be with its friends in the dishwasher. 
 But I forget that I'm 'in charge' of the dishwasher all day, and I can't expect The Hubs to know that the dishwasher is full of dirty dishes waiting the arrival of more friends. I mean, how is he supposed to know that the dishes are dirty? It's not like there's a way to find that kind of classified information out! (Ladies, I know that WE know there is a way. *cough* open the dishwasher and check *cough* But can we really expect the men in our lives to know that secret? *giggle*)

Since I'm always looking for ways to making life easier (on both of us), I created this super simple magnet that we (*cough* I *cough*) can flip around on the dishwasher so we'll always know what state of cleanliness our dishes are in.

After designing and printing the graphic on my computer, I simply cut it out using the Stitched 3x4 Journal Die. To give it some extra weight, I also cut out the die in chipboard and adhered the graphic layer to it.

Pro tip: If you don't have chipboard laying around, a cereal box or backside of a paper pad will do fine!

I adhered a couple of magnets to the back and VOILA! It's ready for its kitchen debut!

If you're thinking to yourself, Wow! This is a great idea! I wish I had one just like it!, you're in luck. You can click here for a free download of the graphic file and cut it out for yourself at home!

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see the other designers' 3D projects on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Just GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ALWAYS LOVE reading your posts!!! I just LOVE the simplicity of this. When I finally get my dishwasher, then I will most definitely be downloading this for myself!;)
    HUGS & THANK YOU for inspiring me!

  2. I agree GENIUS!!! You are tooo funny loved your story. You did a great job on your tag I really love the design of it all and Emma's 3" x 4" journal turned out great. I have to say my Hubs does take equal charge of the dishes and dishwasher and there are times I ask him if they are clean or dirty because we always rinse our dishes so well before placing them in the dishwasher you most time can't tell by looking. So thanks for the awesome idea. I am still laughing about your story. *cough cough* he he he You have a great sense of humor

  3. This is awesome!!!! Such a GREAT idea and love that you used the die for the shape!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Too cute!!! Love this idea, Veronica!

  5. Veronica~ OH MY WORD ~ this is BRILLIANT! I am so lifting this idea! LOVE the colors too! Okay you have done it again! I am CRACKING up here! Your posts are so FUNNY and SO TRUE!!! Thanks for brightening my day with your project and this post!

  6. Just had to stop in and tell you that I love this practical and creative kitchen craft project. Perfect for the dishwasher. :)

  7. You are too funny :D We all know it is too hard to look inside the dishwasher...you have to open it and bend over, which can throw your back out. Have you heard the one? "If I put it in wrong you will get upset with me" It is just easier to be the one to put in the washer and take out. This is a great idea though to remind me to turn it on when full and when they are clean but I opened it for one thing and the green light goes out. Yes, I need one...Thank You!
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  8. AWESOME idea Veronica! Have a great day my friend!!:)


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