I kind of have a problem when it comes to pretty scraps. I am not a hoarder in most areas of my life, but when it comes to little pieces of prettiness, I'm a sucker.
I just finished up a project that used a ton of ribbons. I was picking up all of the little scraps and as I was about to throw the little bundle away, I had to stop myself. It was just so festive and happy. So I decided to instead turn it into a little bow to top the next little gift I give.
I took the bundle just how I had them stacked without any further thought (it was already pretty so why put forth any extra effort) and tied them at the center with clear nylon thread (since my ribbons were sheer). You could whatever string you have around otherwise. Then I wrapped a little cut of ribbon around the center adhering together with a glue dot at the back. Super simple. And just makes me smile. =)
Speaking of scraps. Does anyone else keep ridiculously small scraps? If there is a paper I like, I will save every last bit of it. It's a sickness really.
You can see another use for scraps and other New Year's crafting organization ideas in an article I have up now over at Fiskars.