Tinnovate: Upcycle your Garrett Tins to Crosstown Checkers!

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May 182012

The Cubs and White Sox face-off this weekend both on the field and in your home. Control your team’s fate in the Crosstown Classic when you upcycle your Garrett tins into a game of checkers*!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • One Comiskey Field Shorty Pack
  • One Wrigley Field Shorty Pack
  • Paper, two different colors
  • Scissors or cutting device
  • Ruler
  • Tape (optional)


  1. Share your shorty packs with friends!
  2. Collect, wash and dry each empty tin.
  3. Cut each color of paper into (32) 6″ x 6″ squares. There will be 64 squares total. Adhere tape to the back of each square to prevent your checkerboard from shifting, if desired.
  4. Lay paper out on the floor, alternating colors to mimic a checkerboard. The board should be 8 squares wide in each direction.
  5. Suspend friendships. Place Comiskey and Wrigley Field tins on opposing sides and commence Crosstown Checkers!
  6. Resume friendships with post-game Garrett Popcorn.

How do you reuse your Garrett tins? Submit a photo of your project and enjoy other upcycling ideas here.

*According to our Crosstown Checkers record, the Cubs are currently in the lead.