How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Hanging Safari Planter

Reusing product packaging is a great way to help keep plastics out of our landfills. And, with a little inspiration, you can turn those used containers into fun, new household items by upcycling them.

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles.
    • Cut spouts and ears from extra-large Tide laundry detergent bottles.
    • Drill 2 holes in front and 1 in back.
    • Cut 1 diagonal slit on each side.
    • Remove bottle bottom.
    Rinse bottle, cut spouts and ears
    • Prime.
    • Then paint with spot colour.
    • Let dry.
    • Add painter’s tape cutouts.
    Paint bottle with spot colour
    • Paint with topcoat.
    • Let dry.
    • Remove tape.
    Paint with topcoat, remove tape
    • Hot glue on ears and horns.
    • String rope.
    • Cut sponge into a doughnut.
    • Place inside over spout.
    • Add ¼” soil, seeds, then, more soil.
    Hot glue on ears and horns, string rope

What is upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded material into something useful and beautiful.

Instead of just sending your used plastic containers to be recycled, you can creatively turn those bottles and containers into something new and useful. To help you get started upcycling, Tide created a content series 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.

Tide's commitment to eco-friendly living is well-known, and you can learn more about our eco-friendly packaging and other tips on how to save energy on our green living and sustainability info page.