How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Plastic Bag Holder

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles.
    • Draw lines for tusk holes, lid, hinge slits, ear slits and hook hole on one bottle.
    • Draw ears and lid hinge on second.
    • Cut out pieces.
    • Remove spouts from second and third bottle.
    Rinse bottle, draw lines and ears
    • Prime bottle and pieces with white spray primer.
    • Paint bottle and pieces with acrylic paint.
    • Hot glue tusks through front holes.
    • Attach ears.
    Paint bottle with acrylic paint, attach ears
    • Paint face.
    • Attach hinge piece to back hinge slit and lid hinge slit
    Paint face, attach hinge piece

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.