I am in LOVE with this project below. I think I could totally do this and it would look great somwhere at my house. The tutorial from the Crafty Sisters takes you from this:
to this. Sold. I wish my sister and I were this crafty.
Kate from At Everything Sweet, has an awesome tutorial on how to make these really cute gift containers. The one below she made for her St. Patty's Day and filled with green candies.
This one she filled with money and candy for her nephew. Hmmm...wondering how she got the pop top to work? It is very clever.