How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Thingy Bank

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottle. Drill leg holes on flat side.
    • Cut money deposit slit. Rinse bottles thoroughly.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
  • spray prime and place screws
    • Spray prime white and spray paint lavender.
    • Paint black chalkboard both sides.
    • Place screws in leg holes.
    • Hot glue pipe cleaners to bottle. Twist together.
    • Cut wings from white felt and cardboard.
    • Hot glue together, then to bottle.
    Hot glue and cut wings
    • Cut mouth from felt. Hot glue mouth and eyes to the bottle. Then get saving, and recycling.
    mouth and eyes

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.