Here's what I started with. Mini dowels - I have no idea how I ended up with these but I've had a little package of them for quite awhile. Mini Christmas ornaments. These harken all the way back to when I was 14 years old and bought a mini tree and ornaments for my family. I stopped using them for any decorating years ago but held onto them. They're styrofoam so all I had to do was pull the silky thread covering off and cut the in half. I cut the mini dowels in half and inserted the cut end into the flat side of the styrofoam. I poked the hole first with the dowel, took it back and put some hot glue in the hole before reinserting the dowel. There was a hole on the top of the ball so I filled it in with some hot glue.
Then I painted the underside and stems a cream color and the tops different colors for my twine. I didn't worry about an exact match though some are pretty close. Wrapped the twine around the stem leaving a bit of space at the bottom.
I covered it with pretty paper, trimmed the side out with wide ribbon that wrapped under the bottom edge, and glued a piece of watercolor paper over the bottom. (I didn't have a large enough piece of chipboard.)
Voila! A cute little twin holder and some repurposed memorabilia!