I don’t know about you, but I am always losing my pencils. For Christmas last year I asked for A LOT of pencils. I wanted a full crate. I got a nice pencil sharpener and quite of few pencils. I just needed a place to keep them and keep them sharp. That’s where an empty salsa jar came in. I drilled some holes in the lid with a step-drill-bit. It now holds about 20 pencils sharpened and ready to go.