School is just around the corner. Everyone needs a place to stash those pens and pencils.    

I find this link to be a basic project. You can use ANY type of container, not just the one mentioned. With a hot glue gun you could easily add other decorations after you have put the paper on the container.  Grandparents would LOVE one with a picture of their grand kids on it. (just print it off your computer). Scrapbook paper often goes on sale. Does that person have a favorite comic strip? Print those off and glue on the container.   

This method calls for spray adhesive. You could also make your own “modge-podge”. Half water and half white glue.

http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/craft-project-decorative-pencil-holders-81097

**Link and photo are not my work**