How to Upcycle Tide Bottles into a DIY Knitting Basket

With so much product packaging in our everyday lives, what’s an eco-friendly consumer to do? Fortunately, there are many ways to reuse product packaging—especially Tide bottles – but do you know how to upcycle your Tide bottles into something useful?

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    • Rinse bottle. Remove label
    • Paint over label remnants with red-ish orange acrylic paint.
    rinse bottle and paint over label
    • Draw line around bottle 4 1/8” from bottom, and where you need to cut holes. Place painter’s tape around Tide bottle, ¼” from bottom and along top line. Cut 3.5” vertical slits around basket about 3/8” apart.
    • Cut out holes. Remove painter’s tape. Spray paint bottle.
    draw line and spray paint bottle
    • Weave knitting basket.
    • Pull ribbons inside knitting basket. Tie knots.
    • Get knitting, and recycling.
    • Add strips of metallic tape.
    weave basket and pull ribbons

What is upcycling?

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

Recycling is a great habit to adopt, but you can also creatively turn your used plastic bottles into new and useful household items. Upcycling is both fun and good for the environment, which is why Tide created a content series on Pinterest to inspire and educate consumers about reusing old bottles and packaging. Here, you can see the different ways that you can repurpose used Tide products and packaging.

Want to learn more about Tide's eco-friendly packaging? Visit our sustainability info page to learn more about this and other tips on how to embrace green living by reducing your energy consumption. And, watch more of our videos and tutorials here on the Tide Keepsies page.