Growing up, I knew of these as telephone ties. My Dad was an equipment installer for the Bells, so always had these things lying around the garage. Now that I'm older, I use them too! They seem to take on different names according to what they are being used for(cable ties, fence ties, cat toys....). We use a variety of sizes all around the farm and inside the house. There's always a bunch in the junk drawer for when we need a quick fastener or two. Here are some ways that we have recently used them:
Step 1: Cheap Cat Toy
Our cat loves zip ties, especially when you connect 2 or 3 into a chain.
Step 2: Missing Napkin Ring
I don't like blowing my nose with sniffies(stiffies), those printed mini tissues, so I used them for a (very)casual napkin. The one with the zip tie is for the boy. He likes it, and we think it's pretty funny.
Step 3: Paracord Bracelet Helper
A zip tie served as a perfect way to hold the bracelet steady around a chair spindle while I built the knots.
Step 4: Gym Bag Tag
The gym bag. It's Dewalt, why not?
Step 5: Display Unit Fastener
Zip ties are great for neatly attaching items to showcase for display units.
What unique uses do you have for zip ties?
Please vote if you think this was cute!