If you like Altoids mints, you probably have (or have had) quite a few empty tins. Are you tired of throwing them away? You don't have to anymore. You want the original size tins for the purposes of these uses.
Q-Tips! Did you know that an original size Altoids tin is the perfect size for holding Q-Tips? Perfect for traveling. That way, you don't have to bring the entire package of Q-Tips, or bring them in a baggie - where some can get bent or broken.
Homemade Headache Salve from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom. With just a few things, you can make a salve to soothe those awful headaches - and it's natural!
Do you like to camp? Or maybe you're preparing for the End of the World as we Know it? If so, try this Altoids tin Survival Kit from Instructibles.
If you are about to be married (or are going to be with someone who is) then you might need an emergency Sewing Kit (as seen on Miss Repurpose). Sewing kits can also be handy when you are traveling - although maybe skip trying to take this one on a plane ;)
It's nice to have candles around ... but it's especially nice in the middle of a blackout. Altoids tins make a perfect container for a homemade candle (as seen on Instructibles), and you can store matches in the lid! (But detach the lid while the candle is burning - you don't want the matches to catch fire!)
And there you have it! 5 Curious Uses for Empty Altoids Tins!