What you need :
1. Cardboard tubing
2. Thick cardboard (for the base)
3. A saw / Hacksaw
4. Some fine sandpaper/emery paper
5. White glue
6. A utility knife
7. A wooden spindle
8. A wooden knob
9. Paint (spray or brush on)
10. Elementary skills and persistence
Step 1: Cutting three lengths from a piece of cardboard tubing
Cut three equal lengths each about 4 inches long from a piece of salvaged cardboard tubing using a saw / hacksaw.
Now bevel one end of each piece by removing a small piece of tubing. Finish the pieces by smoothing down the rough edges using fine sand / emery paper.
Place the three cut and finished pieces of tubes on a flat surface, and align the edges so that a triangle is formed in the center. When satisfied with the symmetry, use a couple of rubber bands to hold the three pieces together. Number the pieces 1,2 & 3 and run a pencil up and down in the grooves between them.
Step 2: Joining the tubes
Remove the rubber bands and place a streak of glue along the previously made pencil marks. Position the tubes in the previously numbered sequence on a flat surface, bring them together, bind them with the rubber bands and allow the glue to dry.
Step 3: Attaching the base
Once the three tubes have been joined together, it is time to apply the base. A generous amount of glue is applied to the edges of the three tubes before placing onto a cardboard sheet placed on a flat surface. Press the tubes down onto the cardboard (using a weight) till the glue dries. Once the base is firmly adherent, cut off the excess card using a utility knife or hacksaw blade and sand down the edges till a satisfactory finish has been achieved. These three pieces of tubes joined together form the container.