Shakespearen Ruff Collar

Part of the Katie's Crafting Closet series hosted by Two River Theater 

Shakespearen Ruff Collar 

Good Morrow Crafters! 

Lets ruffle a few filters with this DIY ruff collar made from... coffee filters! Scroll to the bottom for a video tutorial, or click here for the YouTube link


Materials and Supplies

  • Coffee Filters
  • Ribbon
  • Paper Straws
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Stapler 

Step 1 Fold n Fluff 

Take your first coffee filter and fold it in half, then fold that piece in half, and then... fold it in half again. So that's three folds total, leaving you with a small triangle. 

Step 2 No Need to Tip

Add a staple about an inch from the tip off the triangle. Take your scissors and cut off the remaining tip.

Step 3 String 'em Along 

With your hole punch, add a hole right above the stable. 

Cut a piece of ribbon and string your coffee filter through to the middle. The length of the ribbon depends on who the collar is for. You want it to be long enough to hang around you neck with extra on both ends to tie a bow. 

Step 4 Rinse n Repeat

Repeat the steps above until you have enough ruff (I like to call them rufflets) to fit around your neck. 

BRAVO! You have made a masterpiece. 

Tutorial Video

A part of #SceneAtTwoRiver, Katie's Crafting Closet is a monthly series where I get to share crafting projects inspired by past productions at Two River Theater. Here is a family friendly craft inspired by the 2019 Little Shakespeare production of Macbeth.

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