Bits of fabric or ribbons, dried beans, crayons, small rocks, shells, little nature bits that children have collected, any little collection you have (I saw a mason jar in a magazine filled with vintage strawberry pincushions - it was cute)
how about spruce cones and cinnamon sticksand mini white lights in it, then put put small crochet doily on it.
_not normal marbles but those pretty colored glass ones u get the dollar store , that we use in fish tanks too, oval or round ones, comes in all colors.
Beans - its amazing how many different colors there are.
Pasta of different shapes.
Don't laugh too hard, but I kept one to put lint in from the dryer for several months. My mom noticed it when it was close to full, and asked if she could have it. What do you say? "SURE!" She took it home and put it on a bookcase in her living room, and people thought it was "art" and wanted to know where she bought it - HUGE laugh!!!!! Incidentally, I sort my laundry by color, so there was red, and grey, and darkblue, and nearlyblack, and verypale, and mottledcolors in sort of wavy stripes (I wasn't actually trying to place it carefully).
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