Here are a few crafting tips I found on the Better Homes & Garden site...
When crafting with glitter, keep it in check by coating a plastic tray with nonstick cooking spray. Any loose glitter will slide right off, and you'll save more for future projects. -- Mackey Stanley
Get rid of ribbon creases with the help of a nearby lamp. Simply run the wrinkled ribbon across a hot light bulb to make it wrinkle-free and ready to use.
I think I'll try both of these tips. I'll let you know if they work.