How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Plastic Bag Holder

Discarded plastic products are quickly filling up our landfills, so what’s an eco-friendly consumer to do? The good news is there are endless ways you can reuse product packaging—especially Tide bottles – and have fun doing something creative at the same time.

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottles.
    • Draw lines for tusk holes, lid, hinge slits, ear slits and hook hole on one Tide bottle.
    • Draw ears and lid hinge on second.
    • Cut out pieces.
    • Remove spouts from second and third bottle.
    Rinse bottle, draw lines and ears
    • Prime bottle and pieces with white spray primer.
    • Paint bottle and pieces with acrylic paint.
    • Hot glue tusks through front holes.
    • Attach ears.
    Paint bottle with acrylic paint, attach ears
    • Paint face.
    • Attach hinge piece to back hinge slit and lid hinge slit
    Paint face, attach hinge piece

What is upcycling?

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

Tide created a content series to inspire and educate you about reusing old bottles and packaging, so, rather than just sending your used plastic containers to be recycled, you can creatively turn that bottle into something new and useful. Upcycling can be fun for your family, and it’s also great for the environment. Here on the Tide Keepsies page, you can see the different ways that you can repurpose used Tide products and packaging.

Tide is committed to eco-friendly living, and to help you get on board, too, check out our sustainability page. You’ll find tips on how to save energy as well as some background on our sustainable manufacturing processes.