I needed to use up some scrap wood and in the spirit of back-to-school made some pencil cups for the Makerspace. This is a method for making a vessel without lathe; just two hole saws, a power drill and our spindle sander. The process is quite versatile too. Sized up these could be made as flower pots, shallower they could be trinket dishes, and so on.
Let me know if you give something similar a try as a way to make use of scraps.
Father, Maker, and all around fun guy.