I saw on Pinterest directions to use spray adhesive to cover a can with fabric. My husband had some spray adhesive left from building models in grad school, so I chose a piece of pretty fabric and set to work.
It was quick, but then I had nasty glue on my hands that took a long time to come off. But the can was pretty enough.
Then I organized my cache of scarves and sorted out the little things like neck bows, fabric flowers, and velvet collars. I thought of repeating the glue process with another can. . . but no, a serendipitous solution was in my scrap box! A piece of leftover patchwork from the comforter in that very bedroom, which I had finished and quilted a few years ago as a scarf or table runner or something, which is why it languished in my scrap box.
I simply taped the cut end to the can and wrapped the can, tying the thing on with a nice blue ribbon. Cute! Functional! Much more satisfying than buying a new box from a store.
The wrapped can resides on the new bedroom shelves where it gives the matching white boxes a nice little jolt.