May 312012
 

Save up for your next purchase with a Garrett Popcorn Piggy Bank!

Tinnovate Piggy Bank

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • Quart-Sized Garrett Tin
  • Sharp Knife
  • Hammer
  • Tape
  • Loose Change

Step-by-steps:

  • Eat and enjoy every last bit of your Garrett Popcorn!
  • Wash and dry the tin
  • Place the lid on the tin
  • Slice an “X” on the lid using a sharp knife
  • Remove the lid and tamp down the edges of the slices so they lie flat under the lid
  • Tape over the hammered edges, they will still be sharp
  • Replace lid and start saving!

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

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.