Hold flowers, pencils, coins and more in these attractive containers. They make great gifts, too. Start with a clean jar or bottle. Glue about 1/4 inch of the end of a ball of butcher’s twine to the side of the jar. Wind the string around the jar, cut the string, and glue the end to the jar. Decorate the twine with acrylic paint (kids can paint freehand or use stamps), or for a faded, ombre effect, layer on coats of watercolor.