*An old CD that you don't use anymore
*Decorative paper (I used scrapbooking paper) and other embellishments
*Scissors or a circle cutter
*Crop-a-dile or something to punch a hole through the CD
*Mod Podge or some sort of adhesive (I ended up not using that scrapbooking glue in the picture), but I strongly recommend the Mod Podge.
*Magnet or suction hook or other type of adhesive (I like the 3M Command brand - it's easily removable) to attach the CD/sign to your dishwasher
1) I don't have a circle cutter anymore, so I traced the outline of the CD onto my scrapbooking paper (on the backside) and just trimmed it up to fit the CD.
2) I decided I was going to use ribbon in the middle to separate the "Clean" and "Dirty" sides of the sign. I attached the ribbon to the scrapbooking paper first.
3) Then, using a sponge brush, I put Mod Podge all over the CD and put the paper onto it.
4) I then added letter stickers to it and made sure that they were facing the right direction.
5) Once the letters were on, I put more Mod Podge on top of it. When I made these several years ago, I didn't know the wonder of Mod Podge and didn't seal the paper with anything. Well, because of this, the sign wasn't very durable - as water accidentally got on it, the paper was starting to tatter or tear.
6) Once it was fully dry (which didn't take too long), I used my handy dandy Crop-a-dile to punch the holes. It punches through the CD like buttah! (you can see a sneak peek of one of my other project I did tonight that I'll be posting tomorrow).
And here it is in action. Ta da!
Now, I just have to figure out how to get the suction hook to stay without falling down every 20 seconds (magnets don't work on my dishwasher). Sigh...