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 Tide bottles thoroughly.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
    • Spray prime white and spray paint lavender.
    • Paint black chalkboard both sides.
    • Place screws in leg holes.
    spray prime and place screws
    • Hot glue pipe cleaners to empty Tide bottle. Twist together.
    • Cut wings from white felt and cardboard.
    • Hot glue together, then to empty Tide 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

Most people don’t know Tide bottles are recyclable. So to educate them we created #TideKeepsies.

It’s a stop-motion, micro-content video series that showcases different ways to upcycle Tide laundry detergent bottles. Each video posted on Vine, Twitter, and Facebook drives to a respective pin on Pinterest that gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a #TideKeepsie. Each pin also drives back to their respective Vine video to allow those who came across the Pin first to see exactly how all the pieces come together.