Easy Craft Tutorial for Dishwasher Magnets from 5DollarDinners.com
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Dirty-Clean Dishwasher Magnets

Make your own magnet for the dishwasher to let everyone know if the dishes are dirty or clean.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Home
Cuisine: Dishes
Keyword: dishwasher magnet
Servings: 1 magnet



  • 1 set letter tiles DIRTY CLEAN
  • 1 hot glue gun sticks
  • 1 hot glue gun
  • 4 inches magnetic tap
  • 1 scissors


  • Begin by assembling the letters into the two words. You want the words DIRTY and CLEAN.
  • Once you have assembled them, turn them over. Add a line of hot glue to the back and add your magnet strip. Just press the strip to the glue and allow it to dry on each word. Cut as needed.
  • Place the word DIRTY once it's dried on your table.  Align the word CLEAN underneath but upside down.  (See finished image at the top of this page.) This way when you use it, you can have the word that corresponds with the state of the dishwasher on top
  • Make a few additional magnet strips and glue them in place to hold the two words together. They will now go from two magnets to one.  (Or for extra reinforcement, you can hot glue the words together.)
  • Once your glue is dry your dishwasher magnet is ready to be used. Just place it on your dishwasher and let it do the talking for you!