When I was a kid we made these... I remember they were a big hit with my mom... she made me make a bunch... hmmm thinking back now I wonder what the hell did she do with all of them... sell them to her friends at work?! and keep the MONEY? Oh no she d'nt!! Anyways here goes:
* babyfood jar
* lid from a can of some sort of aerosol spray (hairspray, cleaners, whatever)
* empty film-canister
* hot glue gun/ fabric/ lace/ whatever to decorate it...
First clean the babyfood jar, aerosol-spray-can-lid, and film-canister of any chemicals, food, and labels/label glue.
What you do is you take the lid from a can of aerosol spray... put it upside down... that will be the base. Inside the lid there should be a little circular groove in there.
Slip the empty film-canister into that groove- it should fit *perfectly* ...if not find a different aerosol can lid.
Insert toothpicks into the film canister
Then you take the babyfood jar (open-end down) and slip it right into the aerosol spray-can lid. That, too, should fit perfectly. The babyfoor jar = lid of your toothpick holder.
Glue some sort of knob on the top of your toothpick holder's lid to make it easy to open.
Now you have a toothpick holder! Like I said, everything should fit together smoothly like they were pieces of a puzzle otherwise find different sized babyfood jars/aerosol lids. I'm sure you crafty people can firgure out great ways to decorate it... when I did as a kid, I used fabric and lace to decorate the aerosol-can-lid. Then I hot-glued one of those cheap felt-teddybears on top as a handle to open and close it. These days there are much cooler things you could decorate it with, though.