Last night, I was going through my bookmarks and saw this adorable polymer clay storage box: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Polymer-Clay-Box/
I was inspired but there were two problems:
1. The box is too small.
2. I don't have any polymer clay.
Looking around at what I did have, I picked up a shoe box, 8 empty tea light cups (the metal container that's left over after you burn the candle), a paper towel tube, and red hockey tape.
The finished product:
I cut the tube into slices and hot glued them to the inside of the containers to give more stability. I hot glued the containers upside down to the top of the box then taped the whole darn thing!
The hockey tape gives it much more texture than an actual lego would have with almost a velvety feeling. I think I would actually prefer it this way because it balances the sleek style of my other living room accessories and I know it'll never slip out of my hands!