I love baubles.
I am nothing without my big hoop earrings or a giant beaded necklace. Or three. But baubles can become burdensome. Despite my best efforts to keep them nicely arranged in a drawer, the necklaces always ended up in a giant ball.
Maybe the baubles were bored…and the drawer was dark…so they tried to mate. I don’t know. But after spending 17 hours untangling the wad o’ necklaces, I knew there had to be a better way.
I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this. But I’ve recently had several people comment on the Bauble Board. Friends who were over and saw it and thought it was fab.
And I’m thinking there are many bauble-loving ladies out there who would love to untangle their wad o’ necklaces once and for all.
Here’s the tutorial:
Round up a bulletin board. Get some clear push pins. Hang the baubles. Hang the board. Enjoy eternal bliss.
I’ve been on the hunt for a giant thrift store frame I can insert the Bauble Board into. I’m thinking that would look very chic and artsy.
You could also cover a bulletin board in fabric. That would be lovely.
As for my earrings, I use ice-cube trays…except for the giant hoops. Ice cubes the size of my hoops do not exist…unless you are an iced-tea drinking godzilla.
And lest you think I am the queen of all things clever and organized, think again.
Cupcake loves my earring drawer. He thinks the baubles look good enough to eat…or at least to throw in the toilet (along with theribbons and shoes.)
And because I’m a slacker and have not child-proofed these drawers (or trained my baby to stay out of them), this is what it’s come to: a haphazard array of trays and bauble clutter. And cotton balls. Now it takes me 17 hours to find a pair of earrings. Shameful.