Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another fork in the post

Apparently, I have a reputation.  A reputation for being crafty.  Not crafty as in devious and scheming. The other kind of crafty.  I can live with that rep...

A while ago, I made this dishwasher magnet. It's holding up great, and looks cute in the kitchen.  At school, we also have a dishwasher.  Have you seen one of those old all stainless numbers that you have to twist the handle to lock? And push a simple red button to start it? It looks like that.

To avoid running it too often, we wait until the machine is full.  We then find ourselves asking the same question at work that all of us ask at home... Is this clean?

I announced that I would make a cute dishwasher magnet, and I did, so here I am!  I found this amazing image of silverware from The Graphics Fairy, and printed it. I covered it with my clear embossing pad and then Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and melted it with my heat tool.

I apologize for the lighting on some of these, as they were taken last night.

I cut a piece of chipboard and rounded the edges with an old nail file.

I covered that with blue tissue paper and Mod Podge and let it dry.  During that time I cut out the knife and fork with my scissors and exacto.  I used Mod Podge to glue them to the chipboard.

I used my fine point white paint marker to write dirty on one side and clean on the other. I outlined it with a thin black marker, and then gave it three coats of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.  I added black brads and a flourish stamp for embellishment. 

The last thing I did was add self adhesive magnet strips to the back.  I think it will help and look pretty elegant at the same time.

Which way should I go?

mmm button

Show and Tell Green
Katie's Nesting Spot


  1. Oh it's gorgeous Christine! So cute!!
    I bet it will look fabulous on that old dishwasher!

  2. Very much cuter than the one I bought!!!


  3. You really are crafty, Christine! What a fun project, bet they are glad to have your creativity at work!!

  4. Love the creativity on your project!

  5. This is soo clever, love your project! Thank you for the tutorial.

  6. Totally adorable! Cute idea! Visiting from BNOTP!

  7. This is really AWESOME!!! You ARE so crafty! A great tutorial too. I always forget to take pictures as I go. Thanks for stopping by my blog..(Hugs)

  8. Crafty and a genius!!! I so need to make one of these! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

  9. That was a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Too adorable! I want to experiment with chipboard now!

  11. Very cute - I need one of those!!

    I'm a new follower from Metamorphosis Monday...glad I stopped by your wonderful blog :O)


  12. Hi! I'm your newest follower from FMBT. Stop by and say hi when you get a chance!

    This is such a cute project!

  13. Oooh! Very nice! You've just inspired a little project for me - not a magnet but I've been wanting to use these graphics for quite awhile. Thanks! Your work is lovely.

  14. This is a great project. And it's so attractive for being functional, too.

  15. This is actually a good idea - i've seen similar ones a few times on other blogs too and didn't think it much of a useful idea...until my husband started putting used dishes in with the clean ones, hehe.
    Yours turned out quite cute. :)
    I'm a new follower.

  16. This is really AWESOME!!! You ARE so crafty! A great tutorial too. I always forget to take pictures as I go. Thanks for stopping by my blog..(Hugs)


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