May 262012
 

Don’t be caught unprepared for your weekend. Upcycle your Garrett tin and carry all the essentials for your road trip!

Suggested items for this Tinnovation:

  • One Garrett Tin, any size depending on capacity of your car
  • A variety of music, to please all musical palates
  • Bottled water, to hydrate between singing to said music
  • Ear plugs, to drown out said singing
  • Travel size games, preferably without small parts
  • Books, for the inevitable lull in conversation
  • Mints, especially if the drive is long
  • Hand held fan, in case the A/C gives out
  • Napkins, to keep the car neat during snack time
  • A noise maker, to keep your driver awake

Step-by-steps:

  1. Enjoy your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Collect, wash and dry your tin.
  3. Fill your tin with the items you may need for your road trip. Enjoy the drive with a well-supplied Garrett tin of activities!

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

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)

Step-by-steps:

  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.

May 112012
 


Gone in 60 seconds? Time your next treat time with a Garrett clock!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • One Garrett tin lid
  • A clock kit
  • Large piece of paper
  • Hardware needed to assemble clock (refer to instructions)

Step-by-steps:

  1. Finish your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin and lid.
  3. Set aside the body of the tin. Consider converting it into an ice chest.
  4. Locate the center of your tin lid: Trace the outline of your Garrett tin lid on a piece of paper. Fold the paper in half twice to form 4 quarters.  This will give you the true center.
  5. Place the template inside the lid and punch a pilot hole in the center.
  6. Assemble according to the clock kit instructions.
  7. Proudly hang your Garrett clock on the wall. Count down to your next Chicago Mix time!

Do you have a clever way to reuse your tin? Submit a photo of your project and enjoy other upcycling ideas here.