this is a cute diy project that i love. and best of all, it's pretty much free to make! i am in need of a good pencil holder, and this just may do the trick. after all, i can't really have flowers around due to the fact that my kitty, bibs likes to knock 'em over and eat 'em! easy peasy instructions: 1. find a tin can 2. find a branch or two of different sizes 3. chop the branches up! 4. glue 'em to the can 5. you are done. i also love the idea of wrapping a can in a natural material like white birch. anytime u can bring in a natural element and it lasts a long time i'm all for it. minus dried flowers - ick!