Gather up your materials - look for different textures and colors. Try to pick things that will glue down flat. Leave these to dry thoroughly.
Find some card board that is sturdy and easy to cut.
Cut out 4" squares. Draw a half-inch border, and use an exacto blade to score into the cardboard. Erase the pencil lines.
Lay out your materials in a pattern that looks good.
Use a clear-drying glue to carefully glue down the materials. You may need to apply pressure for
1-2 minutes to get things anchored into the glue.
Keep going and have fun!