I had a jar of old marbles. I read that they work in holding pens and pencils. I used this glass container, filled it half full with marbles, and it served as an effective, vintage looking pen holder.
Another idea I tried, is to take a painted flower pot, add the marbles, decorate with a glued ribbon, flower and pearl and added the pens.
My dollar store purchase, which was made to help eliminate the inconvenience of needing a pen and not being able to locate one. I found this black and white picture holder at the Dollar Tree. I hot glued four marbles to the bottom of the holder. I cut out four photos and inserted them, glued a black and white dotted ribbon, and it was completed. This could also be a fun gift for a student or a friend at work. If photos were not available, you could use verses or quotes in each photo section. The colorful pens were purchased at the Dollar Tree, six in a pack. For some reason, when Spring arrives, I find myself on an organizational binge in my home.