How to Upcycle a Tide Bottle Into a DIY Thingy Bank: (1) Rinse bottle. Drill leg holes on flat side. (2) Cut money deposit slit. (3) Spray prime white. (4) Spray paint lavender. (5) Paint black chalkboard both sides. (6) Place screws in leg holes. (7) Hot glue pipe cleaners to bottle. Twist together. (8) Cut wings from white felt and cardboard. Hot glue together, then to bottle. (9) Cut mouth from felt. Hot glue mouth and eyes to the bottle. Then get saving, and recycling.