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13 Laundry Detergent Bottle Crafts

Learn what you can make with detergent bottles, laundry scoops, lids, and more!

Updated August 29, 2018
Laundry Detergent Bottle Crafts

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!

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.

 

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Stunning DIY Garden Light

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.

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Camping Hack: Turn a Headlamp into a Lantern

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!

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Repurposed Cleaning Caddy

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.

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Plastic Jug Light Fixture

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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Repurposed Plastic Jug Flower Garlands

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.

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The Greenhouse Space Saver

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.

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Stylish Detergent Bottle Watering Can

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!

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Cool Beach Buckets and Scoops

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.

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Detergent Bottle Animal Lamp

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.

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Make a Ukulele From a Laundry Detergent Bottle

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.

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Recycled Laundry Scoop Christmas Scene

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!

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Laundry Scoop Craft for Easter

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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Recycled Detergent Lid Pincushion

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A you a recycle addict then check out these great projects you can make with empty laundry detergent bottles from a beach bucket scoop, to garden lights,watering can and even a Christmas and Easter craft. I did not realize what great things you can make with them. So creative. So what did you make?

I honestly didn't think there was anything in the world that would ease my hatred of doing laundry, but I think I found it! These crafts are so unexpected and fun, and some of them are really beautiful, too. My favorite is definitely the Recycled Laundry Scoop Christmas Scene, it is so cute and clever. I will be making one this holiday season!

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