I made a holder to put on my sewing desk a couple of years ago. I love having it there. It's very handy for keeping things I use a lot or simply for when I don't feel like putting something back right away.
It has since been in several moves and needed repair. So, thought while I was fixing it, I would share it with you.
I bought two tin pans at the Dollar Tree and a tin can from a thrift store. I also bought two candle holders from a thrift store.. I painted the tins black and the candlesticks red. I used ribbon for decoration. This project cost me a little over $5.00.
Here's gluing the next pan onto the candlestick.
I added a decorative ribbon onto the bottom of the candlestick.
I added more ribbon around second pan and on the top.
Here's another one I have on my desk. I bought a pen console from Office Max. It has been great for scissors, seam rippers, safety pins, oil, and more. It turns around, so it's easy to get everything I need.