My tip is I use a three ring binder for my dpn's and odd size circulars. I put them in a sleeve and now I can put it on my shelf next to my sofa. I also keep my crochet hooks in a old plastic spice container. It is just the right size for them. I keep the shaker top on it and the different sizes fit just right.
So this is my two cents worth. I also did cover the three ring binder the way we used to cover our books for school.
I don't think the kids do that anymore. My mom could use just about anything around the house. So of course I just did learn do it also. I don't sew but boy give me paper and I could cover anything.
I used paper and glue to cover the binder. Tape is just to tacky.