Who doesn't love those little curiously strong mints? AND when you're done enjoying them, don't you think "Wow, this is such a cool tin. Wish I could use it for something.." Well, I have found some really unique crafts you can make with them!
How about this Altoid pool table from Backyard Engineer?
Carpet sample (free) (I'd probably use felt, but that's me..)
7 Gemstones (we used 6mm beads)
Flat copper wire
Or how about for kids, a sleeping mouse in a tin? MMMCrafts shows you how
TLC Family shares their take on a Zen garden in a tin..
I could go on and on, let me know if you'd like more DIY with tins and I'll be happy to go find some!