Here’s a sweet decorative box/bowl you can make with any fabric, including scraps you may have, to hold many things. It’s shown being held together by ribbons, but you could use other ways to hold it together. You could even tape the cardboard together at the seams & then cover it in decoupage of paper or fabric.
This decorative container could work in just about any room in your house as long as you don’t put things in it that are too heavy. It would look nice with yarn balls, photos, Christmas cards, hair bows, and other lightweight items.
Photo above is from So You Think You Are Crafty. On the same page is also a tutorial for a child’s window seat.