Great idea for traveling or road trips. Get a big map of the US, and take a picture when you visit a new state. Cut the picture out in the shape of the state, and glue to the map! I'm definitely doing this!
Brush Storage - fill the bottom of a small vase, tumbler or jar with sand, marbles or coffee beans. Add on a few labels to the front of the glass vessel to differentiate between the different types of tools