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Don’t just talk like Shakespeare—with some simple, found-at-the-office materials, you can look like him too! Follow this tutorial on how to create your very on ruff (that big, accordion-looking thing that people used to wear around their necks in the 17th century).

 

 

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Three feet of adding machine paper (you can also cut regular paper to about two inches wide and tape it together)
  • Thin ribbon (or string, or the tape from a now-redundant VHS)
  • A single-hole puncher

MAKE YOUR RUFF:

Fold the adding machine paper, accordion-style, about 2 inches per fold. When folded, punch a hole in the middle of the paper. Thread ribbon through the hole. Then, wrap ruff around your neck and tie ribbon at the back.

AN EVEN FANCIER RUFF:

Cut the lace edges off of rectangular doilies and glue the lace down the length of the tape. Make sure glue is completely dry before folding and punching.