- Cutting mat
- Cork-back ruler
- Craft knife
- Place paper onto mat. Using the ruler to guide you in a straight line, cut it into 3⁄4-by-15-inch strips with the knife.
- Twist a strip into a figure-8; staple it in the middle and at the ends.
- Take another strip, loop it into the first, and repeat stapling.
Dahle 12-by-18-inch cutting mat, $18.75, mybinding.com. Pacific Arc 18-inch steel cork-back ruler, $3, misterart.com. X-acto X2000 craft knife, from $6, dickblick.com.