How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Hanging Safari Planter

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles.
    • Cut spouts and ears from extra-large Tide bottles.
    • Drill 2 holes in front and 1 in back.
    • Cut 1 diagonal slit on each side.
    • Remove bottle bottom.
    Rinse bottle, cut spouts and ears
    • Prime.
    • Then paint with spot color.
    • Let dry.
    • Add painter’s tape cutouts.
    Paint bottle with spot color
    • Paint with topcoat.
    • Let dry.
    • Remove tape.
    Paint with topcoat, remove tape
    • Hot glue on ears and horns.
    • String rope.
    • Cut sponge into a doughnut.
    • Place inside over spout.
    • Add ¼” soil, seeds, then, more soil.
    Hot glue on ears and horns, string rope

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.