These coffee pods make surprisingly realistic bluebells, as well as making a pleasing bell like sound.

Step 1: Cleaning the pods out

Nespresso pods are an interesting material. It's very light, easy to work with, beautifully coloured metal, but to get that metal involves messing about with used pods.

I'm not wearing gloves in any photos, but you might find it useful to do so. I did end up getting very small cuts a bit like paper cuts, but they weren't painful.

<p>It's so pretty! That is an awesome use for those left over pods, I've heard so many people gripe about feeling bad about throwing them away. Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Thank you! It came about because a friend said he had to take them to a nespresso shop for recycling and it was so far away the petrol he used offset any recycling!</p>
<p>If there is one in your area, Sur la Table does accept the pods for recycling.</p>
<p>This is great! I never would have seen a bluebell in one of those used pods, but now I'll see a flower in every one.</p>
<p>Thank you so much! As I was washing them out, all I could see were bells :) I'll be uploading another instructable using them later, so keep an eye out :)</p>

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