13 Laundry Detergent Bottle Crafts
Learn what you can make with detergent bottles, laundry scoops, lids, and more!
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With these laundry detergent bottle crafts, you'll make gorgeous home decor, cute crafts for the little ones, and fabulous storage solutions! It's amazing what you can make out of bottles you've already used for household chores.
Below, discover some of the most beautiful and useful ways to reuse laundry detergent bottles. There are multiple ideas below for how to make a lamp out of recycled materials, and as a special bonus, learn how you can repurpose the scoops and lids, too! We have two laundry detergent scoops crafts below and one lovely way to make the most of your detergent cap. You'll use every part of the bottle when you explore the crafts below!
If you've never crafted with recycled materials, you're in for a treat! Recycled crafts aren't just for kids. Find some fantastic ideas to improve your home life with the tutorials below.
Can you recycle laundry detergent bottles?
This is an important question to begin with! Yes, you can recycle laundry detergent bottles because they are made out of #2 plastic, which is recycleable. But just because they're recycleable doesn't mean they aren't excellent for crafting! We have tons of project ideas on our site for what to make with recycled materials such as soda cans, water bottles, toilet paper rolls, and more!
Speaking of plastic you can't recycle, pill bottles can only be recycled in specific instances. So instead of throwing them in the trash, explore our list of Pill Bottle Crafts: Reuse Pill Bottles [15 Ideas]
Laundry Detergent Bottle Crafts
Stunning DIY Garden Light
Stunning DIY Garden Light: Learn how to make the most beautiful outdoor light for your garden using a repurposed laundry detergent bottle! Get the look of flower petals with this pretty project.
Camping Hack: Turn a Headlamp into a Lantern
Camping Hack: Turn a Headlamp into a Lantern: This amazing tutorial is such a great idea for the next time you go camping! Using a headlamp is perfect for camping trips, but while you're sitting around the fire or otherwise not moving around, take off that headlamp and make a lantern from a detergent bottle.
If you love this outdoorsy project, be sure to check out our Pill Bottle Survival Kit
Repurposed Cleaning Caddy
Repurposed Cleaning Caddy: This simple idea is so perfect for easily transporting cleaning materials around the house. A bonus tip from this article: cut your sponges into thirds to get more use out of them!
Plastic Jug Light Fixture
Plastic Jug Light Fixture: This project can be done using a variety of plastic jugs. The designer suggests using a jug of vinegar or windshield wiper fluid, but a regular container from your laundry detergent should work, too! Add a unique modern flair to your lighting with this project.
Repurposed Plastic Jug Flower Garlands
Repurposed Plastic Jug Flower Garlands: These flowers can be made with thinner plastic like milk jugs or with the plastic from your laundry bottles! Permanent markers and scissors are your main materials for this easy, pretty craft.
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The Greenhouse Space Saver
The Greenhouse Space Saver: Tap into your DIY side and make a space saver for your plants that looks lovely. Go thrifty! This project will cost you next to nothing and will help you grow your handy skills.
Stylish Detergent Bottle Watering Can
Stylish Detergent Bottle Watering Can: this is a wonderful project for saving a bottle from the landfill and upgrading it to be just as good as any regular watering can! Create the lovely pour spout and spray paint in your favorite colors for a classy upcycling project.
Cool Beach Buckets and Scoops
Cool Beach Buckets and Scoops: this project is so easy and also so fantastic for kids to play with! By cutting off the base of your laundry detergent bottle, you make the easiest and handiest scoop for playing with sand at the beach!
Detergent Bottle Animal Lamp
Detergent Bottle Animal Lamp: Make a darling little character to light up your child's room out of a laundry detergent bottle! The bottle's lid makes the perfect nose for a spunky creatre, and the embellishments really make all the difference.
Make a Ukulele From a Laundry Detergent Bottle
Make a Ukulele From a Laundry Detergent Bottle: Bust out the tools and embrace your inner DIY side with this awesome project. You can literally make a functional instrument for your little one to play with this craft.
Laundry Detergent Scoops Crafts
Recycled Laundry Scoop Christmas Scene
Recycled Laundry Scoop Christmas Scene: Learn how to turn the transluscent plastic Christmas scoops into the most darling Christmas scene! These scools would make the perfect ornaments to give everyone on your list this year.
Love making ornaments? Explore our roundup of 70+ Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Laundry Scoop Craft for Easter
Laundry Scoop Craft for Easter: Similarly, you can make an Easter-themed laundry scool craft, too! This wagon of eggs is too cute, and the brightly colored plastic lends itself really well to this project!
Laundry Detergent Caps Crafts
Recycled Detergent Lid Pincushion
Recycled Detergent Lid Pincushion: Use your detergent cap as a base to make a handy pincushion! You can decorate it however you'd like to match your sewing room.
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If you've loved the projects you've seen so far, be sure to check out these adorable ideas, too!
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