I found another great project to work on in the future at Little Paper Dog. The Blog author Michelle Lewis is a graphic designer from Utah and she has some great post and etsy store.
Her most recent project a Pincushion Jar is adorable and takes minimal supplies to create. The jars don't only keep your pins handy but buttons, thread, anything you might need for the project your working on. The best part, it's simple enough even I can do it.
The next time I'm at Goodwill I plan to keep my eye out for some little jars to do this project with. I think they'd be a great gift for the crafties in my family.