I keep a stack of small galvanized buckets on hand to use as candle holders, utensil holders, or to fill with handfuls of herbs for my outdoor dinner table. The Bucket Outlet carries a large selection of sizes at reasonable prices (also see Remodelista's Video: Simple Summer Table Setting for more ideas).
Above: The 1 1/4-quart Galvanized Metal Bucket measures 4 3/8 inches high with a 5 1/4-inch-top diameter; $2.10 each.
Above: The 4 1/4-inch-high Galvanized Metal Bucket is slightly narrower at the top with a diameter of approximately 4 inches; $1.44 each (or $53.40 for a case of 48).
Above: At 2 7/8 inches high, Galvanized Metal Buckets make good votive holders; $1.20 each (or $43.20 for a case of 48).