Flowers Made from Nespresso Cups
Reusing the aluminum pods designed for the Nespresso coffee machine to make recycled craft projects is fun and easy. They can be crushed, folded, and cut to make these lovely orchids. The variety of colors available adds to their crafting value.
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I made this orchid from empty coffee capsules. The capsules come in beautiful colors so you can make them in many variations. I made the orchid on a fake stem from an artificial flower.
I submitted a tip earlier, here are the step by step instructions and photos. Click here to see the complete orchid with stem Flowers Made from Nespresso Cups
Total Time: 4 hour
- 5 capsules for the main color plus 2 for the inside and 1 for the back of the orchid
- hot glue gun
- wire cutters
- faux flower stem
- Flatten all of the aluminum capsules.
- Fold them in half with pliers except the one capsule for the back.
- Grasp the capsule in the center with flat forceps and flip open on both sides.
- Double fold a double folded capsule in the middle, hold with pliers and bend open.
- Cut other capsule in half, hold at the tip with pliers and bend open.
- Place the back capsule right side down.
- Secure the 3 parts with a hot glue gun.
- Let cool.
- Put a dot of glue in the middle and affix the last 2 capsules and the middle parts.
- Finally fix a bead or something similar in the middle with your hot glue gun.