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Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups

Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - add a button or other item to the middle to finishI 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.

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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

Source: Pinterest

Supplies:

Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - cups
 
Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - glue gun, glue sticks, and pliers
 

Steps:

  1. Flatten all of the aluminum capsules.
  2. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - flattened capsules
     
  3. Fold them in half with pliers except the one capsule for the back.
  4. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - hold flat capsule with pliers and fold in half
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - folded capsule
     
  5. Grasp the capsule in the center with flat forceps and flip open on both sides.
  6. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - hold center with  flat pliers/forceps
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - flip sides open
     
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  7. Double fold a double folded capsule in the middle, hold with pliers and bend open.
  8. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - pliers holding a folded cup
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups -  folding in half again from side to side
     
    Orchid Made from Empty  Nespresso Coffee Cups - closeup of double fold and opened areas
     
  9. Cut other capsule in half, hold at the tip with pliers and bend open.
  10. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - folded and flattened capsules
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - cut one in half
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - halves
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - hold halves with pliers and bend open
     
  11. Place the back capsule right side down.
  12. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - back capsule, right side down on workspace
     
  13. Secure the 3 parts with a hot glue gun.
  14. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - three flattened cups glued to back
     
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  15. Let cool.
  16. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - allow glue to cool
     
  17. Put a dot of glue in the middle and affix the last 2 capsules and the middle parts.
  18. Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - hot glue the two other capsules and the center two halves
     
    Orchid Made from Empty Nespresso Coffee Cups - final folded cup added to the centere
     
  19. Finally fix a bead or something similar in the middle with your hot glue gun.

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