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


  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.

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