Basic material is some flexible tubing: 2 cm (0.8 in) for one cable clip is fine. In this instructable transparent tubing with an outer diameter of 8 mm (0.31 in) has been used, and an inner diameter of 4 mm (0.16 in). Wider tubing may be used to hang thicker cables, pencils or even brooms. The idea is to remove some material at the exterior sides, to result in two triangular clasps, constituting a fastening clip. In order to pin up the clip, a small hole at the backside of the clip allows to screw it on a wall or closet.
The author of this instructable is also selling the cable clips. The webshop is accessible through http://www.instructables.com/member/openproducts.
The following steps will guide you through the process or creating your own clips. In step 8 some words are spend on explaining why this clip is innovative.
Step 1: Getting prepared
- a tube;
- a small screw and possibly a wall plug, depending on the surface you'd like to mount the cable clip onto.
The tools you'll need for shaping the cable clip:
- a knife or a pair of scissors for cutting the tubing;
- a drill and a small bit or a nail and a hammer for making the hole at the backside;
- something to prevent the tube from being cut through (a large nail for example).
Using the pair of scissors is safer than using the knife, especially since the knife should be really sharp. In addition, be careful that the tube isn't rolling while you are exerting pressure with the knife.