I found this nifty idea here.
If you have a gas stove, this would be an attractive way to keep matches handy for cooking. Visit the great site I found this on and the author, Linda, shows how she also punches a hole in the lid for quicker access. That would be great next to the kitchen stove, rather than having to unscrew the lid each time.
Tie a bow around the lid and it would make a nice little gift for someone you care about!