Besides beauty, one of the benefits of creativity is solving problems. I had a problem with a messy shelf full of protein shaker bottles and insulated coffee mugs. So I made a rack that would fit in the unused top portion of a shelf to hold these in a place where they would be easy to access and not make a mess. This project is nothing spectacular, but very useful and made from excess wood scraps that could have gone into the trash or fireplace.
I ended up making several as gifts, and to sell.