Cable Tie Crafts – Heart Garland

Today we continue on our 31 Days of Love Series with a super easy Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day. You can keep track over the last crafts, as well as browse the Guest Posts from the last two years via 31 Days of Love, but I also try and group them into Valentine’s Day Decorations, Valentine’s Day Cards, Valentine’s Day Treats and Valentine’s Day Gifts for you browse, depending on what you are after! 

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Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (6)

Today I am going to share with you a super simple cable tie or zip tie heart garland.  We fell in love with crafting with cable ties when we made cable tie firework sculptures.  They are something that most of us have in our homes and you can get some really fab colours now.  The other great thing about crafting with cable ties is they are perfect for hospitals as they need to have items that can be cleaned.

How to make a Cable Tie or Zip Tie Heart Garland

Materials:

  • Cable Ties or Zip Ties (you can find some here —> Pink US/ UK, Purple US/ UK – be sure to get them all the same size! affiliate links)

How to make a Cable Tie Heart Garland

Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (1)

Yes all you need for this fab garland is just cable ties and your hands, which is why it is a brilliant mess free activity.  I love the repetitive nature, it is great for winding down and working on fine motor skills and also perfect for popping in a busy bag.

Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (2)

First, close the zip tie so that the tail is on the inside.

Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (3)

Then pinch the bottom between your fingers to make the point of the heart.

Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (4)

Continue with the next making sure you loop it through the first.

Cable Tie Crafts (Zip Ties) here is a fun and quirky craft for using cable ties - turn them into a quick and easy heart garland (5)

It really is as simple as that.  You can mix things up by using larger or smaller cable ties.  We used four inch ones to make our garland.

If you like these, then why not take a look at our other valentine crafts here:

Fingerprint-heart-ornaments square   Salt-dough-tea-light-holders-   family-fingerprint canvas

Fingerprint heart ornaments

Salt Dough Tea light holders

Fingerprint heart canvas

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