Are you trying to hide it?
If it is not something that you call attention to or need to call attention to it, why worry about it? Leave it lay on the ground, put it in your pocket, toss it to an audience member as a keepsake.
I am looking for a good reveal for the restoration. I used to just drop the hidden piece on the ground but people would notice it. I was walking behind my trunk and dropping it in there...but then why would i back up to behind my trunk if I wasn't trying to hide something?
The start of my cut and restored rope starts out with a spectator cutting the ends off of the rope and they just lay on the floor.
"A rope with two ends, one here... and one here. Take these scissors and cut one end off. Very good, I now have a rope with one end here... and one on the floor. Now cut this other end off. Great! I now have a peice of rope with no ends because they are laying on the floor."
I do the same joke...but i say, "Here is a rope with two ends and a middle." Cut the ends off the rope and now you've got..."a rope with NO ends and a middle"
I love that joke. It always gets that "i can't beleive he said that" groan.