When I first moved to Germany almost 3 years ago, I came with 4 manageable pairs of dangly earrings.
Before you ask, yes, I now only have 3.5 of those original sets and also, yes, that is the top of a red pencil eraser which is used to back the earring in the bottom left corner.
Well, over the past almost 3 years, my dangly earring collection has grown to a messy pile of tangled hoops, beads and jewels.
To make this chicken wire earring organizing frame, you will simply need:
- 1 picture frame with cardboard backing
- chicken wire
- feline assistant, optional
3 Christmases ago, Sebastian and I left the cats to the care of a helpful lady in our apartment named Barbara. We were so thankful for her and her willingness to care for the cats while we were away in Berlin. Nice, lonely, bored, thoughtful lady.
We returned 2 weeks later to find that our apartment had been entirely reorganized and decorated in our absence.
She moved every single pantry item, book, pillow, and pan to where she though it was better suited. There was not one item, big or small, that was in the same place as we had left it.
I had spent 5 months refusing to put a nail into the walls only to return and find 1 clock, 2 calendars, 1 pack of post-it notes, and 4 pictures hanging by nails in my previously unpenetrated walls.
The Cat on a Clothesline cut out from a newspaper picture above is one of the remaining pieces of art which Barbara thought was so well suited for us.
Anyways, back to the project at hand, you need an unused frame.
- First up, disassemble the frame, removing the glass completely.
- Flip the kitty picture over to reveal a white piece of paper against the cardboard backing.
- Wrap the chicken wire around the cardboard and place back into the frame.
- Push down the tabs to hold the backing in place and there you have it.
- Hang up your dangly earrings.
Although this earring organizer is pretty awesome, it doesn’t come near the wonderful gift I received from one of my students this week.
In other news, today was a beautiful day in Bonn.
To take advantage of the warmer weather and sunshine, Sebastian suggested going on a walk today.
I didn’t take very many photos today, but here are a few of the small details we stumbled on.
Once back, I made fresh juice and a late lunch/ early dinner.
The makeshift mid-day double meal was a grilled cheese with lamb’s lettuce and smoked cheese.
Left-over creamy avocado sauce on the side for dipping.
I was still feeling hungry so cut a couple slices of French farmer’s baguette and topped it with the final bit of avocado spread and fresh tomatoes.
My plans for tonight involve watching How I Met Your Mother and sipping tea.
There is a chance that popcorn and hot chocolate may be included at some point as well.
To all you in the US, have fun at your Super bowl parties today.