Last year we had a catalog with a short tutorial on using little items from around the house as handy knitting tools. Of course, several of us have already figured out that empty Altoid tins are wonderful for keeping stitch markers in your knitting bag. But, I thought this article was fascinating. If nothing else, I think I would like to decorate a collection of Altoid tins rather than use them "as is".
I'm going to make a tiny watercolor set for my sister!