Cable Tie Snowflakes

Create a decorative snowflake out of cable ties and beads to complete your winter decorations!

Materials

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your materials. 

Step 2.

Cut off the lock and pointed end an 11″ cable tie.


Step 3.

Tape both ends together to make a circle.


Step 4.

Zip (8) 8″ cable ties onto the circle. Space them out as evenly as possible.


Step 5.

In every other space, zip the light blue cable ties.


Step 6.

In the remaining spaces, zip the dark blue cable ties onto the circle.


Step 7.

Cut off the locks of (8) dark blue and (8) light blue cable ties.



Step 8.

Slide the locks half an inch from the base, light blue locks on dark blue cable ties and dark blue locks on light blue cable ties. 



Step 9.

Slide light blue stars onto the dark blue cable ties, then secure it in with another light blue lock.  Slide dark blue pony beads onto the light blue cable ties, and secure with another dark blue lock.



Step 10.

Cut off 16 opaque cable tie locks.



Step 11.

Place (8) of the locks onto the 8″ cable ties a 1/2″ above the beads.



Step 12.

Cut a piece of elastic cording and tie it around one of the top light blue locks. 



Step 13.

Weave the cording up and down from the small locks to the large locks to create a star shape.



Step 14.

Slide (3) translucent pony beads onto the 8″ cable ties. 


Step 15.

Add the rest of the large cable tie locks onto the 8″ cable ties. Place them a 1/2″ above where the blue cable ties end.



Step 16.

Cut about a 1/2″ off the end of the blue cable ties.



Step 17.

Add the remaining small cable tie locks onto the ends of the blue cable ties.



Step 18.

Tie a piece of blue friendship thread and rainbow sparkle elastic cording together, then wrap them around one of the locks on the 8″ cable ties.



Step 19.

Weave the cording up and down from the 8″ lock to the locks on the blue cable ties.