How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Star Shooter

With so much product packaging in our everyday lives, it’s only natural for an eco-friendly consumer to look for options beyond simply discarding plastic packaging that will end up crowding our landfills. Fortunately there are many ways to reuse product packaging, including Tide bottles!

    • Supplies
    • Rinse Tide bottles thoroughly.
    • Cut out Tide bottle bottom.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
    • Prime bottle.
    • Spray paint bottle.
    prime and spray bottle
    • Add strips of metallic tape.
    • Cut out stars and moons from glow-in-the-dark tape
    • Add to bottle.
    • Insert flashlight.
    Add stars and insert flashlight
    • Add studs with hot glue to flashlight and bottle. Add Velcro to bottle bottom.
    • Cut ovals from black construction paper. Cut out desired constellation. Glue colored film to back side of paper.
    Glue colored film

What is upcycling?

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

Sending your used plastic containers off to be recycled is one option, but you can also creatively turn those bottles into something new and useful. Upcycling is fun for the whole family, and it’s also good for the environment, which is why Tide created a content series to inspire and educate you about reusing old bottles and packaging. Here, you can see the different ways you can repurpose used Tide products and packaging.

Embrace green living with a little help from Tide. On our sustainability page, we’ll show you just how committed we are with our concentrated detergents, eco-friendly packaging and more.