Here's another idea I wish I'd thought of. It's a ticket bowl made from a roll of tickets and some mod podge. The original was posted at Buggie and Jellybean, complete with a tutorial full of pictures. I saw this and immediately thought of my dad, who received a coordinating set for Christmas. Here's how his turned out:
It took six little cork disks to fill in each roll center but now they are solid.
My one goof-up was not finding the perfect little glass bowls until after the mod podging (is that a word?) was complete. Once the bowls were finished, I found the perfect bowls at the dollar store and with the proper planning, I could have formed the tickets to the glass bowls for the perfect washable lining. Ah well, better luck next time.