DIY nespresso cups to tiny planters

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

“Invite the nature”…was the theme for the french project projetDIY. I had this idea of transforming nespresso cups for months… good thing I saved it!

Especially with this petition going around against single use pods informing us that in 2012 27 billions cup we’re already overflowing in landfills and that a phenomenal quantity of water is required to recycle them.

But I have to admit… these capsules are so pretty in all their different metallic shades… so i wanted to give thema second life… a bit longer than the first….

I looked for tiny succulents and cacti but couldn’t find anything small enough.. and then i found these at a florist (in gatineau québec). They are tiny “air plants” that only need love and fresh air to live.. literally! no soil and only a spray of water every week!

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

Material:

  • recycled Nespresso cups
  • 7 wood sticks (I used sushi sticks)
  • tiny air plants
  • glue (I used a glue gun)
  • string
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors

1- Start par cutting the tops of your capsules

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

2- Empty and clean them and slide your finger around (softly) to fold any little uneven pieces.

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

3-Pull your piece of string through the needle and pierce one side of the capsule from the bottom towards the top

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

4-Pierce goind the other way on the opposite side. Tie double knots on each side.

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

5- Start by gluing 2 sticks to make an “X” shape then add a third the create a tripod. Make 2.

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

6 – Rest a last stick on both tripods and slide your planters on it.

Steps DIY nespresso planter (14 of 17)

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

DIY capsules nespresso plantes bureau

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

DIY capsules nespresso plantes

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