I made the desk tidies shown above as a gift for my teacher. These were really fun to make. I used old bisto gravy tubs to make these. I used sticky backed plastic to cover them and then added some lovely gold sticky tape around the top and bottom.
The photograph below shows a tub before it is decorated.
You can use any container you wish, it doesn't have to be a gravy tub. My mum has used old tin cans from vegetables or baby milk. Why don't you try to upcycle something today.