Sometimes the sweetest and simplest of ideas are born out of completely coincidental circumstances. A couple of weeks ago, when playing with air drying clay with the boys in preparation for a Christmas craft evening at mine, we mixed black and white clay together (an idea stolen from the wonderful world of Anna and Clara at Søstrene Grene) to make marble-effect decorations, and popped them on a piece of newspaper to dry.
The marble swirls of the decorations against the black and white print of the newspaper looked so nice. So chic. And then I accidentally dropped a length of black ribbon on them whilst I was unwrapping a parcel and it seemed to be the most perfect combination. That’s coming from someone who tends towards colour over monochrome any day of the week.
I rescued the remainder of the newspaper from the recycling bag, made a few more clay decorations and put in an order for a spool of rather luxurious black velvet ribbon. Here’s the result. Christmas wrapping from old newspapers, handmade tags and ribbon which can be reused. Here’s to more lucky accidents that turn out to be super stylish. What do you think?