Now most people would see this as a pile of trash right? Wait! These little strips are the perfect beginnings of a paper flower!
First, fold all of the strips in half as shown below.
Next, punch out a circle to use as a base. Then, begin gluing the strips around the circle. I've tried doing this a few ways with several different types of glue. You can either glue all of the strips to the same circle, or use a new circle for each layer of "petal" strips. I do find the multiple layers a little easier because it helps keep the strips from popping up if the glue isn't completely dry yet.
After you complete a few layers, you will have a flower that looks similar to this. The more strips you use, the fuller your flower and the better it will work.
You can even use pieces of strips to cover a circle to make a fun coordinating flower center.