*First find some doilies. Either make some by hand, or buy them at a thrift store, garage sale, or anywhere else you can find them cheap. The doilies used here are around 4" diameter. * Jute string, or even Hemp string works great. It is a little thicker, more vintagey. * A Large needle for pulling that thread and going through that thickness. * Crushed Walnut shells. I found mine in a pet store by the lizard section. They use this for bedding in the cages. We use it for pin cushions. * Scraps that are at least 6" wide by 6" or as large as you need it to be. * A lid, something round, plate, bowl or whatever that is 6" in diameter.