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Roll Your Own Flexi-Ties to Secure and Store Frequently Used Cables

If you’re looking for an easy way to hang up or tidy frequently used cables, these DIY soft ties are durable, resuable, and easy to make.

Soft ties ties are metal wire ties coated in rubber; people use them for everything from securing computer cables to shaping garden plants. Instructables user Bobzjr wanted a lot of them but couldn’t find anyone that sold bulk roles of the soft tie material. To that end he did a little exploring at the hardware store and found the perfect combination of wire and rubber to roll his own. Hit up the link below for more information on his DIY soft tie project.

Roll Your Own Flexi-Ties (Soft Twist Ties) [Instructables]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/22/12

Comments (3)

  1. r

    just buy a big roll of Velcro-strips & cut them to size as needed. The roll takes up much less space then wire, they’re light & reusable. My server-room floor is littered with them :)

  2. TechnicalServiceGuy

    @ r- Littered does not make a clean server room……

  3. r it doesn’t. If it bothers you so much then you’re welcome to come by and clean it any time.

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