While working on this project I couldn't help thinking about Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. You remember the line from his song... "I use Antlers in all of my decorating!"
Well... I use Mason Jars.
Get 2 similar jars. I used two wide mouth pint jars. And find some cording. I may make holders out of wire someday but I like the rustic-ness of the twine.
Cut 2 lengths of twine for the handle. I doubled mine.
Place the twine on the jar and tighten and tie the twine around the jar.
Mine came from Rod Works.
I recently discovered them and have fallen in love. Luckily for me they opened a new store about 5 minutes from my house. I know there will be multiple trips in the forseeable future.
I still need to think about what to put in them. Maybe I need to go back to Rod Works for some ideas. But even with a few black rocks in them, I love it!