Zip Tie Fruit Bowl

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Introduction: Zip Tie Fruit Bowl

About: Just a girl who spends her days crafting! I love creating new things out of duct tape, clay, or anything that can be made into something new!

This zip tie fruit bowl is an easy DIY. Taking only an hour and a half to make, anyone can have a new table center piece!

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Step 1:

~Supplies~

~ 8 inch zip ties

~ 6 inch zip ties

~ Scissors

For the the project, I used around 40 8 inch zip ties and around 100 6 inch zip ties.

Step 2:

To create one section of the bowl, you will need 6 8inch zip ties and 12 6 inch zip ties. Start by closing the 8 inch zip tie and 6 of the 6 inch zip tie. Then, cut off the extra. Place the smaller zip tie inside the larger one. Take a 6 inch tie and zip together 2 large and a smaller tie. Repeat this step until you have fully closed the ties together creating a flower shape. Use the pictures as a guide.

Step 3:

To make the base of the bowl, I used the same technique, but only used 5 larger zip ties.

Step 4:

In total, I made 5 flowers that have 6 petals and 1 flower that has 5 petals.

Step 5:

I started building the bowl by attaching the flowers to the base with 2 zip ties per flower.

Step 6:

Next, I angled the flowers so I could attach another zip tie. If you look at the picture, I added an arrow to show where I placed the zip tie. Repeat this to connect the other flowers together.

Step 7:

Start tightening the ties to get the shape you want. I think that this is the hardest part because it can be hard to keep some of the zip ties at the right angle.

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    12 Discussions

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    Kbridgesrivera
    Kbridgesrivera

    4 years ago

    Love! Headed to Dollar Tree for zip ties!

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    Bhawya
    Bhawya

    4 years ago

    brilliant...voted

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    Sandieschis
    Sandieschis

    4 years ago

    Clever idea...getting supplies tomorrow to make! Wish me luck !

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    craft within reach
    craft within reach

    Reply 4 years ago

    Good Luck! I would love to see a picture of the finish product!

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    Magzzee
    Magzzee

    4 years ago

    Wonderful and very beautiful creation!

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    JmsDwh
    JmsDwh

    4 years ago

    Very nice! Have you tested to see how the zip ties would hold up in the dishwasher?

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    craft within reach
    craft within reach

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you! I don't think it would be the best idea to put it in the dishwasher, but it could easily be washed in the sink.

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    JokerDAS
    JokerDAS

    4 years ago

    Very nice!

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    lglira
    lglira

    4 years ago

    Beautiful design

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    ashleyjlong
    ashleyjlong

    4 years ago

    Beautiful! I never guessed zip ties could look so elegant.

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    Mas Adam
    Mas Adam

    4 years ago

    Very nice.