I made the square thread catcher found here. They are great for sitting next to where you sew or stitch to catch your thread ends. The small ones started with a 6 inch square. They measure 1 1/2" tall and 3" square at the base. I used a 12 1/2" square for the larger one and it measures 2 1/4" tall and 7" square base. I think the larger one would be great on a dresser or counter to hold about anything. They each took me less than an hour to make.