How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle into a DIY Thingy Bank

As an eco-friendly consumer, you're no doubt concerned about contributing to our landfills. So, to help do your part, why not have some fun with one of the hundreds of ways you can reuse product packaging —especially Tide bottles. Let us show you how to get creative!

    • Supplies
    • Rinse bottle. Drill leg holes on flat side.
    • Cut money deposit slit. Rinse Tide bottles thoroughly.
    rinse bottle and cut bottom
    • Spray prime white and spray paint lavender.
    • Paint black chalkboard both sides.
    • Place screws in leg holes.
    spray prime and place screws
    • Hot glue pipe cleaners to empty Tide bottle. Twist together.
    • Cut wings from white felt and cardboard.
    • Hot glue together, then to empty Tide bottle.
    Hot glue and cut wings
    • Cut mouth from felt. Hot glue mouth and eyes to the bottle. Then get saving, and recycling.
    mouth and eyes

What is upcycling?

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

Recycling isn't the only way to dispose of your used plastic containers. Instead of just sending your used plastic off with the weekly recycling collection, try your hand at creatively turning those bottles into something new and useful. Upcycling is both fun and 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 check out all our videos and tutorials in the Tide Keepsies series.

Tide is committed to sustainability from start to finish, which is why all our detergents are based on renewable materials. For more information about this and our sustainable manufacturing strategies, visit our sustainability page.