This will evolve.
Since I couldn’t decide where to begin with the pile of pinterest links, forum bookmarks, browser bookmarks, and cryptic notes on my phone, I started designing something from scratch. I knew it would be a container of some kind… Or a spaceship. Or maybe a desk-organizer. Part of the idea was to have elements for using up tiny bits of proofgrade from other projects. The other part of the idea was pencils. Also christmas tree ornaments, but that came later.
Anywhoo, I ended up with this:
…from which I made this, um… pencil jar for pencils:
And also a “not at all an x-wing fighter” (pictured here next to a small "actually an x-wing fighter):
This is all friction fit, and will certainly evolve before it is “done”.