8 Ways To Re-Use Your Garrett Popcorn Tin Buy Buy Buy

[Brought to you by Garrett Popcorn]
Well, you COULD recycle your Garrett Popcorn tins after you’re done eating the delicious popcorn within, but we think the cans could be put to much better use. Ready to get crafty?

We’ve all been there. You’re walking through a shopping mall, and then you’re hit with that wonderful, buttery aroma that could only mean that there’s a Garrett store in the vicinity. You choose your favourite variety of popcorn, buy a tin of it, then happily head home anticipating a relaxing night, doing nothing but watch Netflix while munching on delicious popcorn.

After that, there’s the tin to contend with. But it’s well-made tin, and a complete waste to toss it out into the trash. But with these 8 nifty ideas, you won’t have to.

1. Instead of spending tons of money on a cot mobile for the newest addition to the family, make one instead!


What you need:
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin lid
A power drill with a metal drillbit
A glue gun
5 wooden animals (can be bought at Art Friend)
Thick jute strings
Thin jute strings
A length of old wrapping paper

1. Drill 3 evenly spaced holes into the tin lid.
2. Measure and cut out a length of wrapping paper, make sure there’s enough to wrap around the circumference of the lid.
3. Along inside of the paper, glue 4 equal lengths of thin jute strings at equal intervals.
4. Carefully squeeze out hot glue along the wrapping paper and wrap it around the lid. The top side of the lid should be facing down.
5. Glue a wooden animal onto each thin jute string.
6. Thread 3 equal lengths of thick jute strings through the lid so that the thin strings with the animals hang down.
7. Once the weight is balanced, fixed the ends of the thick strings by pasting the 5th wooden animal on them and the lid.

2. Savour a romantic evening with this not-so-ordinary wine bucket 


What you need:
A chain of battery operated fairy lights
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin
A glue gun

1. Drill a hole at the bottom of the tin. Make sure the hole is large enough for you to thread the fairy lights through.
2. With the glue gun ready, glue down the lights in a circular direction on the inside of the bucket. This is so the lights don’t all bunch up at the bottom. The battery unit should rest outside of the bucket.
3. Put a bottle of wine inside and light it up for a romantic mood.

Note: An unchilled bottle of wine is preferable since water from the condensation on a chilled bottle might wreck your lights.

3. This clock will help you stay on schedule


What you need:
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin lid
A power drill with a metal drillbit
Self-adhesive Arabic numbers
Quartz clock movement kit with hour, minute, and second hands
AA battery

1. Paste the self-adhesive Arabic numbers around a Garrett Popcorn gallon tin lid, starting with the quarters (12, 3, 6 and 9) for better spatial gauge.
2. Drill a hole in the middle of the lid.
3. Place the Quartz clock movement in order of its original pre-assembled form.
4. Insert an AA battery into the clock movement.

4. Create a warm, inviting atmosphere at home with this tea light holder


What you need:
A power drill with a metal drillbit
A Garrett Popcorn quart tin
A tealight

1. Drill several holes around the Garrett Popcorn quart tin.
2. Light a tea light then carefully place it in the tin.

5. Light up your life with your own customised lampshade


What you need:
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin
Rust-preventive metal primer
Metallic spray paint
Light bulb

1. Paint the surface of the tin with a rust-preventive metal primer, then leave it to dry for 24 hours.
2. Spray-paint the surface of the tin with a metallic spray paint. Leave it to dry.
3. For an avant-garde design, place the tin over the lampstand and leave it slightly tilted to one side. (Instructions to make a DIY lampshade frame using a wire can be found here)

6. Never lose an eyeliner or makeup brush again with this handy organiser


What you need:
A Garrett Popcorn quart tin
A piece of cardboard

1. Cut the piece of cardboard to fit the diameter of the tin.
2. Use it to store your makeup brushes and eyeliners.

7. Ensure everyone gets with the programme with this memo board


What you need:
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin lid
A power drill with a metal drillbit
A bit of thick jute string
A 3M hook

1. Drill a hole at the edge of the lid, large enough for the jute string to be threaded through
2. Loop the string through and tie it to the 3M hook
3. Paste your notes on with magnets

8. Green-ify your home with this plant holder


What you need
A Garrett Popcorn gallon tin
An assortment of coloured rocks and pebbles
A power drill with a metal drillbit
Potted plants

1. Drill 3 holes at the bottom of the tin, to allow water to pass through
2. Fill the tin with assorted rocks and pebbles till about 3/4 the tin is full
3. Place the potted plants amidst the rocks and pebbles, then fill up the tin with the rest of the pebbles

Craving some popcorn, like right now? Then head out to grab a tin of Garrett Popcorn’s new limited-time recipe, Matcha CaramelCrisp. Developed by Japan’s Garrett Popcorn team, this new flavour features Harada green tea sourced from Shizuoka prefecture, a renowned tea-growing region in Japan. Featuring a strong, bright green tea to better bring out the complexity of the original CaramelCrisp recipe, you won’t be able to stop after a handful! Matcha CaramelCrisp is available from now till April 10, 2016 the following Garrett Popcorn stores: City Link Mall, Great World City, 313@Somerset, Resorts World Somerset, VivoCity and Wisma Atria. Prices start at $6 for a small bag.

And if you’re in need for a last-minute gift option before you fly, be sure to visit Garrett Popcorn’s newest retail outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 2 – its seventh in Singapore. Grab a Garrett Signature Tin; we’re sure it’ll put a smile on the faces of your friends and loved ones.

She may have been born and bred in Singapore, but Denise considers Chiang Mai her spiritual home and needs to make a yearly pilgrimage there to maintain her sanity. Competitive by nature, she enjoys combat sports and is currently obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which she picked up just under a year ago. To no one’s surprise, the country currently at the top of her travel bucket list is Brazil.

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