Turn the legs of your old jeans into fabric baskets. This tutorial gives measurements for making 3 different sizes of baskets. This is quite clever. They would look quite nice on a dresser for loose stuff.
PVC Pipe Planter Disney world does this! Lowes sells the 4 to round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing heigh