First, we assembled our supplies: scissors, a few pins, and glue. Pendleton wool felt binding is 1" wide, but we cut the strips to 1/2 inch wide so we'd get more mileage out of them.
Then we strung tiny coils on embroidery thread, with buttons for spacers. Don't they look like little candies, maybe saltwater taffy? It was tempting to take the individual mini-coils and wrap them in cellophane so they truly look like a bowl of candies.
The Pendleton Woolen Mill Store sells 1" wool felt binding for $1 per yard in a rainbow of colors... in case you want to get creative and make a coiled masterpiece of your own!