Here's something quick and easy I made to pretty up my desk.
Here's what I did. Got an old glass jar. This was a jar of olives from the supermarket. Soak the label off and clean it.
Tie some ribbon around the jar.
Add some embellishment. I used a clay tag I had left over from when I made the clay tags for my gallery wall (see post here). I stamped the clay with a clock face while wet, then rubbed it with a burnt umber paint wash when it was dry. I attached it to the ribbon with beading wire.
Then I added my pens and pencils and placed it on my desk next to an old toast rack I use to hold inspiring pictures.
Simple and stylish.