How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Bird Feeder

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 consumer packaging – especially Tide bottles – but only a few people know how to creatively upcycle their empty bottles.

    • Supplies
    • Rinse Tide bottles thoroughly.
    • Cut out and drill holes in front and back of Tide bottle. Drill hole in top center of lid.
    • Prime bottle.
    • Spray paint bottle.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
    • Cut CD into pieces and hot glue to bottle.
    • Add sealant spray
    Cut CD and add sealant spray
    • Attach rope by knotting at one end and pulling through bottle.
    • Place wooden dowel through drill holes.
    • Add to bottle.
    • Insert flashlight.
    Attach rope and place wooden dowel through drill holes

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 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 in a fun and creative way, then you can watch all our videos and tutorials here on the Tide Keepsies page. And, for more information about embracing green living, we also have some tips on how to save energy.