How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Knitting Basket

    • Supplies
    supplies
    • Rinse bottle. Remove label
    • Paint over label remnants with red-ish orange acrylic paint.
    rinse bottle and paint over label
    • Draw line around bottle 4 1/8” from bottom, and where you need to cut holes. Place painter’s tape around Tide bottle, ¼” from bottom and along top line. Cut 3.5” vertical slits around basket about 3/8” apart.
    • Cut out holes. Remove painter’s tape. Spray paint bottle.
    draw line and spray paint bottle
    • Weave knitting basket.
    • Pull ribbons inside knitting basket. Tie knots.
    • Get knitting, and recycling.
    • Add strips of metallic tape.
    weave basket and pull ribbons

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.