I needed a long vase for my flowers and didn't want to buy one. so using my crafting skills (:P) I created one from two empty tin cans and newspapers. I was making pencil holders until recently, covering tin cans with papier mache -which you can check it here. this time I didn't use papier mache. covered it with newspaper only and left it as it is. It could be painted of course, or covered with collage.