Zip Tie Basket

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About: Here's a glimpse into my background: I have been a full time Electronics Technician for the last 15 years I am an amateur photographer (yeah, I need to practice/learn more...) I am also an amateur web des...

This is my first instructable! I decided to enter the Zip Tie Weekly Challenge!

Basically using Zip Ties and Anchors we will build a basket for holding stuff.

I personally use it to hold my solder, wick, and electrical tape.

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Step 1: Supplies

Okay I used Zip Tie anchors and Zip Ties

16 X Anchors (1" X 1")
40 X Zip Ties (7 3/8 in long)

I guess you could use any size depending on how big or small you want to make your basket!!

Step 2: Set-up

Lay out the 16 anchors into a 4 X 4 square

Put one Zip Tie through a row of 4, do this for all of them, but alternate the direction of Zip Ties.

Step 3: Weave Away

Weave 7 Zip Ties on each side (again alternating direction)

Then fold up the sides and connect the Zip Ties to each other...

NOTE: I found it easier to use 4 Zip Ties to make a square then weave it into all 4 sides at once.... 

Step 4: Secure the Weave

Trim off excess Zip Tie ends

Use a Zip Tie to connect a corner to a corner to secure the weave

Step 5: Peel, Stick, and Fill

Locate a place to stick the basket (i.e. a work bench, dresser, counter, etc..)

Peel the backing off of the anchors.

Place on the location to install, pressing firmly to get the basket to stick evenly!

Place the items you want to store in the basket!

In my case I store my Solder, Wick, and Electrical tape in it!

NOTE: I know improvements can be made, and I look forward to suggestions and comments!

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    27 Discussions

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    ZipTieDotCom

    3 years ago

    Excellent! Creative use for tie mount anchors.

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    kak

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Since these are intended to be disposable, temporary containers, this is a GREAT way to make a non-disposable container. Way to go, BladeFrye! Now if we could only make them more attractive.

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    BladeFyre Studioskak

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    As my daughter says, "Add rainbows and glitter, it makes EVERYTHING pretty!" Although I'm not sure that will work here, hmmmm maybe some Krylon Spray Paint, and an entry into the 2nd Annual Krylon Summer Contest!!!

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    Ray Jrvishalapr

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I hate to see zip ties wasted, sorry but I would have gave 5 stars had you made this of something useless. For the cost of the zip ties you could go to the dollar tree and buy a basket for less. Or make one from useless junk.

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    BeergnomeRay Jr

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Boooo! its a fun little project, and yes yer right.. but Boooo!

    zip ties are cheap as dirt, in my old profesion of automations technition, they were often times used as temporary tie downs for any sort of thing that needed to be tied down. we would use electrical tape to tie down wire harnesses as it made pulling a 500+ foot long harness so much easier.. but I assure you, if you think THIS is wasteful of zip ties, than I hope you never go to a work site anytime soon..
    this project exemplifies some of the weird uses we would come up with the things during hold times.

    Well said Beergnome!

    Ray Jr., I would also like to point out that zip ties are used to "hold" things in place, well these ones are holding items in their place (in effect), they are just not "tied" as they were specifically intended to be!

    Take a breather, gees. The instructable its self is great, well planed, nice pictures, and a 5 star instructable. I guess I just never thought that stuff should be that disposable.

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    leah_thomas

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I do a similar thing to mend my silverware baskets in the dishwasher. It works really well and its really cheap.

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    Itscrafty

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice instructable, very clean cut and firm, easy to follow with outstanding results, keep up with the good work .5/5.

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    vishalapr

    8 years ago on Introduction

    You got 500 zipties for 2$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is cheappppppp!!!!!!!!!

    Here to get 50 zip ties it costs 15zl (5$)
    And online it takes too long to ship...!

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