Tinnovate: Upcycle your Garrett Tin to a Candle

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Apr 282012

How do you reinvent your Garrett Popcorn tin? Submit a photo of your Tinnovation, and your project could be featured on GarrettPopcorn.com and our Facebook page!

Here’s one way you can extend the life of your tin. Make a Garrett candle!

What you’ll need for this Tinnovation:

  • Garrett Tin
  • Candle wax (Approx. 1.5 lbs wax per 2 cups volume)
  • Double boiler or equivalent
  • Candle wick(s)
  • Wick centering tool
  • Candle fragrance oil and color (optional)


  1. Finish your Garrett Popcorn!
  2. Wash and dry the tin.
  3. Follow the instructions on the package to melt the candle wax. Most require a double boiler to slowly melt the wax.
  4. Add candle fragrance oil and color if desired.
  5. Slowly pour the wax into your empty Garrett Tin.
  6. Carefully lower the candle wick into the melted wax and stabilize with the wick centering tool. Let cool until set.
  7. Trim the wick, light, and enjoy the cozy flame of your Garrett candle!

Tinnovate with us! Show off your inner Tinnovator and enjoy other upcycling projects here.

Apr 202012

Earth Day Tote

On April 21 and 22, Garrett Popcorn Shops® will distribute complimentary totes* with each tin purchase for our online customers as well as our customers in Chicago and New York. These 100% recycled cotton totes are another way we can join together to make the world a sweeter place.

We invite you to learn more about how you can contribute to upcycling efforts and read about ongoing green initiatives at Garrett Popcorn Shops®.

*Totes available while supplies last.