Dirty and Clean Dishwasher Tag—Free Download

dirtyorclean_1I’ve been meaning to make this for myself for sometime now—A magnetic dishwasher button that tells everyone else in the house if the dishes are clean or dirty. Here it is for you too (should you also have the problem of everyone asking you if the dishes are clean or dirty). I’m going to laminate mine, glue to thick paper or board, and add a magnet to the back. A pretty simple project. If I had a button maker, I’d probably make it into a button instead. If you do cool things with this button, be sure add the link here or add it to our Flickr group.

When your dishes are clean, simply flip the “Completely Clean” side up and when they are dirty, flip the “Disgustingly Dirty” side up. I even included 4 colors here so you could decide which worked best in your kitchen:).

Download below!

dishwasher_cgHere’s a few other things to check out:

+ If you wanted Pretty Posy, you only have a few more hours to join the Facebook group. I extended giving out the freebie until tonight.

+ Coquette™ will be arriving in the next couple of weeks, and I’ve already started getting a quilt design together for you! I’ve also got all sorts of other crafty ideas for you with the line.

+ A few updates to the studio site was made including the addition of Love Nest™ to the fabric section. If you want to see this line at your local quilting shop, be sure and email the link to the web brochure to them! You can also check it out on the sidebar on this here blog.


  1. Claudette

    Thanks Carina! But I can’t seem to find the dl link.

  2. Gennifer

    Can I glue these on my kids, too? 🙂

  3. DeAnna

    I love it! But I don’t see the link 🙁

  4. Jeryn

    OMG, we totes need that. Do they blink? That would be awesome.

  5. carina Post author

    Hey! I just fixed the link! Sorry about that. Laughing at these comments!

  6. Joan2

    OMG! I am SO tired of the boys putting dirty dishes in when there is a clean load in there. They do not *think* to empty it. I’ve been meaning to make a sign but these are MUCH prettier and I can recolor to match my kitchen colors. You get a big warm fuzzy for this “mom” Carina! aka bestsides

  7. Jenink

    Awesome idea. I don’t need this at home but could definitely be useful at work with a million and one people SUPPOSED to put their dirty dishes away themselves. I never know whether it is clean or dirty stuff in there!

  8. Leanne

    I just made one of these for my dishwasher. I’ve been wanting to make one but these are so cute so I used yours. I’m blogging about it tomorrow and I linked to you. Thanks for the cute tag. It turned out perfect. Have a great day.

  9. Megan Curtis

    I love this thanks so much for posting it! Exactly what I need this morning when I hit the sink and do the dishes:)

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