Jul 182012
 


Garrett Popcorn fan Sandra marches to the beat of her own drummer! Here’s how she upcycles her Garrett tin into a drum.

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

      • One Garrett tin
      • A good sense of rhythm

Step-by-steps according to Sandra:

“No steps required. We store my 2 year-old son’s musical instruments in his Garrett’s tin and he uses it as a drum. Someday, we’ll take him to Chicago and let him inhale that heavenly aroma.”

Thanks for Tinnovating, Sandra! We hope to see you and your son soon!

Submit a photo of your project and enjoy other upcycling ideas here.

Jul 142012
 


Even if they’re tears of joy, Garrett Popcorn cheers you up!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • One gallon tin
  • Metal shears
  • Hammer
  • Tape
  • Tissue box

Step-by-steps:

  1. Devour your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin.
  3. Create an incision in the lid. Cut a slit in the lid, about 3″ wide x 1.5″ tall.
  4. Tamp down the cut edges with the hammer. Tape over the hammered edges. Be careful not to cut yourself!
  5. Place the tissue box in the tin.
  6. Pull the tissue through the hole in the tin lid. Place the lid on the tin body and admire your new Garrett tissue holder.

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

Jun 062012
 

Have you heard? You’re invited to Tinnovate with us!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • Two Quart-Sized Garrett Tins
  • Hammer and nail
  • Twine
  • A friend!

Step-by-steps:

  1. Enjoy your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin.
  3. Take the lids off both tins and set aside. Consider upcycling the lids into sun catchers.
  4. Flip one tin over. Carefully tap a hole in the center of the tin.
  5. Thread the twine through the hole in your tin. Tie a knot to secure the twine.
  6. Repeat Step 4 with the other quart-sized tin. Thread the untied end of twine through the hole and secure with a knot.
  7. Hold one tin can up to your ear and give the other end to a friend. Walk apart until the twine is pulled taut between you.
  8. Whisper sweet nothings of CaramelCrisp® through your telephone!

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