OK ladies – who wants a little help in the kitchen? I am beyond grateful that my husband cooks and that leaves me to do the dishes, which I don’t mind a single bit. BUT…when my kiddos take full advantage of playing dumb and “not knowing if the dished are clean or dirty” I loose my cool, calm, collected mom state. I mean really…how hard is it, right? Maybe you have a loved one in your home that just can’t seem to tell if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty and conveniently leave you a sink full of mess. I have a solution for you and it is pretty and simple to make!
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I’ve told you guys how much I love the products from A Maker’s Studio, I’ve even started selling them. (you can too, e-mail me if you are interested!) The mesh stencils are so cool and easy enough for even the unskilled crafter to use. The best trick is to look a the stencils and see how else you can use them, besides the obvious purpose.
Take this beautiful plate with flatware stencil. I have a ton of ideas for it, but I just love the silverware part of it! I decided a cute sign would be perfect with just the silverware elements in use.
This project started with some leftover drop cloth material. The cool thing about using fabric scraps is you can cut them to fit whatever project you are working on. I cut mine to fit the silverware portion of my stencil with enough room for words to go underneath.
Using the Chalkart in Together Forever I stenciled the flatware and words on opposite sides of the dropcloth, one side clean the other side dirty. Please note I used the chalkart paint on this because I don’t anticipate washing this sign. If you ware stenciling on fabric and you want it to be permanent then please use the Gel Art Ink instead!
Everyone has old paint stir sticks lying around or can get them easily (and usually FREE) at the hardware store. I always grab extras just for crafting when I pick up new paint! I used my miter box saw to cut down the stir sticks to be slightly wider than my new fabric sign. (check out my supply list for the saw, I’ll show you exactly what I am talking about) I love this little saw because it is a hand held saw, perfect for craft type projects, no power tool or tough muscles required.
I stained the stir sticks and let them dry.
Using jute twine I tied this sweet little sign to the dishwasher handle and stood back and waited for the dishes to get done. Amen and Hallelujah! This sign was simple to make and obviously the easy fabric banner could be used for a variety of painting projects! Here is a supply list for the items used in this dishwasher clean/dirty sign project!
Dishwasher Sign: Clean/Dirty Supply List
Chalkart paint in Together Forever
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