A few over-sized tin cans make it easy as pie to keep your precious glass safe in transit!
The co-op near my house had an awesome sale on canned beans not too long ago. They weren't your usual 15 oz cans - they were those larger, 28 oz cans. I ended up buying three of them, knowing even at the store that these were going to come in handy long after I'd eaten the delicious contents.
Last weekend, I was heading to a girlfriend's house with some party decorations, including a few mason jars to display fabric flowers that we'd made, and I was trying to figure out how to protect the cans from breaking on my drive. Of course! Those handy cans! A pint-sized mason jar fit inside perfectly and came out easily, and my lovely mason jars made it to Athens and back (around 3 hours, round trip) unscathed. Hurrah!
If you're working with smaller valuables, you'll probably want smaller cans. The key is that you don't want them to be able to knock around too much. These cans are close to the size of the jars, so they worked well.
So spill it, crafty peeps! What savvy ways have you found to reuse those big tin cans? I bet there are lots of other simple things that you can do with them!