Introduction: Coffee Capsule Holder
"This home runs on love, laughter and cups of coffee"
A beautiful quote to start your day!
Make this coffee capsule holder yourself in whatever color you want.
Change the design, make it dull by losing the quote, make it smaller, bigger, whatever!
If you want to make it and sell it, you can, but only if you donate a large chunk of your profits to a good cause!
And let me know when you do so, so I can spread the word!
Also would love to see what you come up with, improving this design.
Now go and read on!
Step 1: Download and Prepare the Files
Well, actually, even before you cut this, you should know you are allowed to change the design ;)
Download the illustrator file and find included 3 sheets that should be cut.
Step 2: Cut the Files Using Laser Cutter of Cnc
I used black acryl (plexi) for front and back. The middle panel I used fluo red non transparant.
For best result you should use 3mm sheet material for at least front and middle panel. Back panel, you can use whatever you want, but make shure it's not too thick so the color indications stay visible.
After cutting, remove the protective sheets, but keep it on for the front panel as long as you can (so you wont scratch of smear it with glue).
Step 3: Glue It All Together
I used professional grade acrylic glue (one component non uv-curable) from Evonik Acrifix 1S 0116.
Apply the glue in any way you want, but I did not overuse the glue. The letters part, I only put glue on the horizontal bars because you cannot clean any glue stains and with this fine cutting it's quite hard not to make stains.
First I glued layer 1 and 2, after about 20 minutes I attached the last layer. Then apply pressure and let it dry for a couple of hours.
Step 4: Almost Done, Just Color Index for the Capsules
There are little holes (8mm) on the back plate where you can put the color index of the flavor. Just cut them out of the packaging and attach them with some sticky tape to the back. You can also use the aluminium from the capsules but I found them to lack contrast. The dark ones just all look alike in that little hole.
Tip: You should not remove the protective sheet from the back. The static electricity created by the acrylics can ruin your wallpaint resulting in black stains on your wall after a longer period of time. By leaving the sheet on, you will reduce that static electricity on the back.
I used all the nespresso flavors in the same order as nespresso presents them. George Clooney's Voluto is the first on middle row by the way.
Step 5: Done!
Remove the protective sheet from the front, hang it near your coffee machine and fill it with capsules!
I just love to look at it every time I come into my kitchen. The quote, reminding me to love, laugh and drink cups of coffee!
Have fun creating!
All the best,