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.

Jun 282012
 

Let your 6.5 gallon gift keep on giving. Upcycle your tin into a Garrett dolly!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • One 6.5 gallon tin
  • Hammer and Nail
  • 4 pieces of wood blocking
  • Super glue
  • 4 casters
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Screws
  • Rope

Step-by-steps:

  1. Share and enjoy your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin.
  3. Flip the tin over. Place the casters evenly on the bottom of the tin. Mark the spaces for screws with a marker.
  4. Using the hammer and nail, tap holes at the marked spaces.
  5. Flip the tin right-side-up. Apply glue on the wood blocking and adhere inside the tin, over the tapped holes. Let glue set.
  6. After the glue is set, flip the tin over again. Drill pilot holes into the wood blocking through the tapped holes.
  7. Screw the casters onto the tin and wood blocking. Secure a rope onto the tin handles so you can pull the tin comfortably.
  8. Fill with books and supplies for easy transport!

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

Jun 142012
 


Running out of pockets? Here’s an idea.

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • Quart or One-gallon Garrett Tin
  • Hammer and Nail
  • Drywall anchor
  • Screw and washer
  • Screwdriver
  • Hooks

Step-by-steps:

  1. Enjoy your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin.
  3. Remove the lid and set aside for a separate Tinnovation.
  4. Flip the tin body over and tap a hole with the nail and hammer.
  5. Determine where you want to hang your Garrett mailbox. Tap the dry wall anchor into place according to the instructions.
  6. Line up the hole in the tin with the dry wall anchor. Thread the washer onto the screw and secure the tin onto the wall with a screwdriver. Hang hooks from the lip of the tin.
  7. Store your notes, gadgets, gizmos and keys!

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