Take a ticket stub, plane ticket or whatever to kinkos, have them blow it up, print it on that fabric transfer material to make a pillow. Make a memento pillow of Syd's trip to Europe with the plane ticket stub!
Use common items in uncommon ways. putting beautiful china in a vintage tool box. soft and masculine vs. Above all it looks interesting. Use a branch for a clothing display instead of just a plain old bar, it makes you want to look