I first placed a small glass canister with a lid on the bottom of the colander. Before I did that, I wrapped the canister with one of the kitchen towels that I folded in half. The top of the towel was about an inch above the canister. I folded the towel over on the back side of the canister and pinned it down with safety pins.
I then placed several of the dish cloths around the canister on the bottom. I rolled them wrapped two around the bottom of the canister. Then, I rolled two more up and put them around the first dish cloths I had put in there. It was just enough to fill the bottom of the colander up.
Then, I wrapped the second canister with another of the owl kitchen towels. Doing the same thing, I folder the towel to fit the canister and then pinned it in the back. I placed two sided tape on the bottom of it and placed it on top of the other canister. I tucked it into the towel that was hanging over on the first canister.
I then put a mug on top and taped it down. The mug had a lid, but I just sat that in the colander. I placed a couple of dishcloths in the mug, to help hold the utensils I placed in it
Once I had the tower built, I just started putting the things I had bought wherever I could tuck them in.
I was actually surprised how easy it was and was very pleased with how it turned out.