How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Bookends

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles. Draw line along curved edge of front and back label.
    • Cut along line. Rinse bottles thoroughly.
    rinse bottle and cut along line
    • Add green circle to one. Add black construction paper circle to the other.
    • Add a yellow circle to green one. Add googly eyes to black circle. Prime bottle.
    • Spray paint bottle.
    • Add strips of metallic tape.
    • Cut out stars and moons from glow-in-the-dark tape.
    • Add to bottle.
    • Insert flashlight.
    Add trips of metal tape, cut out stars

When product packaging contributes to our landfills, what's an eco friendly consumer to do? The good news is there are hundreds of ways you can reuse product packaging — especially Tide bottles — but only a few people know how to creatively upcycle their empty bottles.

What is upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded material into something useful and beautiful.

Rather than just sending your used plastic containers to be recycled, you can creatively turn that bottle into something new and useful. Upcycling is both fun and good for the environment, which is why Tide created a content series that originally began on Vine and Pinterest to inspire and educate you about reusing old bottles and packaging. Here, you can see the different ways that you can repurpose used Tide products and packaging.

If you would like to find out more about how to upcycle and embrace green living in a fun and creative way, then you can watch all our videos and tutorials here on the Tide Keepsies page.