There's a jar in my crafts cupboard in which I put bits of ribbon - mostly the ends cut off from ribbons used for gift-wrapping. They're so colourful, I figured I should use them for something. So during the recent holiday week, I used them to decorate a flat metal container which had been lying around the house.
First, I spray-painted the container and allowed it to dry. Meanwhile, I cut the bits of ribbon to size. Next, I stuck the bits of ribbon onto the container with cellophane tape and glue. Once stuck, I added stips of cellophane tape across the container to secure all the bits of ribbon in place.