Cable Tie Clutch

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

All it takes is craft foam and cable ties to create this cute clutch! Use it for knick knacks, or as a pencil case!


  • Magnetic Buttons
  • 8" x 11" Craft Foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape


Step 1. Gather your materials. 

Step 2. 

Fold an 8″ x 11″ piece of craft foam in thirds. Place a piece of tape to hold.

Step 3.

Poke a 4″ black cable tie about a 1/4″ from the edges through both pieces of foam. Slide and secure.

Step 4.

Repeat on the other side.

Step 5. 

Trim each cable tie.

Step 6. 

Poke (18) more black cable ties through and pull to secure.

Step 7.

Trim the excess.

Step 8.

Repeat on the other side.

Step 9.

Glue a magnet on the bottom top of the clutch and in the middle. Make sure they match up exactly.

Step 10.

Slide and lock (2) 4″ black cable ties, as shown.

Step 11.

Glue one lock on top of the other to create a bow.

Step 12.

Glue the bow on top of the where the magnet.