I used a cleaned tomato sauce jar and a plastic elephant party favor. I used E6000 to glue the elephant and then applied several coats of spray paint. I think that had I primed the slick plastic I could have used less paint. I will remember that next time!
I wrapped the jar with washi tape, tied on some baker’s twine, and slipped on a fabric yoyo bookmark (that I showed you how to make here). Fill the jar with pencils, and you’re done! I will be adding a tag that says “I will never forget you” (the elephant…get it? Yeah, I’m corny!)
And one last quick idea: