Decorating a tin can with pictures based on a theme, or using things like paddle-pop sticks or half-pegs can produce a simple pen-holder or storage tin. Great for Fathers or Mothers Day craft. There are a few ideas in the photos below. The wire pieces on one can are the springs taken off the pegs and linked together. Coloured plastic pegs would also work I guess, as would winding cord or thin rope all the way from top to bottom for a nautical themed tin.