How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Watering Can

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottle thoroughly to clear out excess detergent.
    • Then remove label with hot water, soap and a sponge.
    • Drill holes in lid.
    rinse bottle, drill holes in lid
    • Hot glue eyes and ears to bottle.
    • Cut 5” quarter-circles from felt and paper.
    Glue eyes and ears
    • Place the felt on top of the paper, hot-glue them together, and make a cone.
    • Attach two 6” flaps to the cone and tie it to the bottle handle.
    Make a cone
    • Let Piggycorn help you take care of your flowers, and recycle.
    Let Piggycorn help you take care of your flowers, and recycle.

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.