The other day I was deeply offended when a relative commented that I possibly had "pack rat" tendencies! I was deeply offended because I could not think of a single rebuttal that would prove otherwise. Humph!
Do you save beautiful ribbons that are too short to throw away but never the right size to be able to use again? Here is a solution. Get a Styrofoam tree form and use a knife to insert 3 inch pieces of ribbon into the form. Double the ribbon to make a loop and insert the raw edges in layered rows about 1 inch apart starting from the base and going to the top of the tree. I used clear tacky glue around each insertion to make it more secure.