How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Star Shooter

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles thoroughly.
    • Cut out bottle bottom.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
    • Prime bottle.
    • Spray paint bottle.
    prime and spray bottle
    • Add strips of metallic tape.
    • Cut out stars and moons from glow-in-the-dark tape
    • Add to bottle.
    • Insert flashlight.
    Add stars and insert flashlight
    • Add studs with hot glue to flashlight and bottle. Add Velcro to bottle bottom.
    • Cut ovals from black construction paper. Cut out desired constellation. Glue colored film to back side of paper.
    Glue colored film

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.