Present collectors with handy decorated boxes to house their trinkets.
These boxes are also great for holding earrings, golf tees, loose change and other treasures collected by the grown-ups on your kids' holiday list.
First, apply a light coat of paint or colored stain to the box. While it's drying, pick a theme for the box, such as jungle animals, golf, travel, classical music, cars or ballet dancing, and choose a bunch of fitting decorations. Here, for a nature-loving friend, we chose a bird theme and decorated our box with bird stamps, cutout magazine pictures and bird stickers.
Glue the decorating supplies onto the box (and maybe even put a few inside). When finished, brush on a coat of acrylic sealer or Mod-Podge. Lastly, glue a three-dimensional object -- say, a golf ball, a plastic toy or a wooden figurine -- to the top of the box.