If you're not a person who sews a lot, how about turning a sewing box into a tool box!
I got this sewing box at an auction this week for $5! It had a lot of stuff in it. I threw a lot away, kept some needles and a few little notions like snaps, etc, and set aside some stuff for my sister-in-law who sews. THEN, the box was ready for MY stuff . . . screw drivers, measuring tapes, screws, nails, scissors, tape, picture hangers, etc. A perfect organized storage solution for me! (And its a cute wooden box, and you know how much I love wood stuff!)