DIY Zip Tie Bracelet Tutorial. Perfect for kids because they can help make them and if they lose them there won’t be a lot of tears (on the part of parents). Tutorial from Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog on Think Crafts! here. *I got a life time sized package of colored zip ties from Costco for about $12.
DIY Zip Tie Lampshade. This looks like it could be for sale in a gallery - go to site for more photos. Buy a cheap shade and then get the other supplies like zip ties at Home Depot (I bought a huge pack of ties at Costco). Because you are spray painting the ties, the colors and gradients are limitless. Tutorial from A Little Glass Box here.