We have a new contest going designed to recognize people who use paracord projects to support veterans groups, cancer patients and other good causes. See details.
Our last contest, Paracord Holiday Creations, had great participation. Below we show winning entries.
To make this paracord water bottle carrier you need approximately 25 ft of 550 paracord for to make a carrier for a 16.9 oz water bottle. We used an additional 20 inches of 550 paracord and a cord stop for the combo cinch top/wrist lanyard.
To make a paracord king cobra bracelet you'll use 18 to 20 ft of 550 paracord and an adjustable shackle.
To make this 5 1/2 ft paracord dog leash or horse lead you'll need 40 ft of 550 paracord and a leash swivel snap bolt or trigger clasp.
This paracord project uses 10 ft of 550 paracord to make a Mad Max paracord bracelet.
This cobra paracord bracelet project uses approximately 10 ft of 550 paracord. (About 1 ft of paracord for every 1 inch of bracelet length). It also uses a 3/8 inch buckle or the buckle size and style of your choice.
This awareness bracelet project uses 8 to 10 ft of 550 paracord for the bracelet and 5 to 10 inches of a second color of 550 paracord for the ribbon. This project also uses a 3/8 inch buckle or the buckle size and style of your choice.
To make this paracord dreamcatcher you need 5 ft of 425 paracord, 1 ft of micro paracord and a large split ring key ring.
This paracord cross project uses 20 ft of paracord cut into four 5 ft sections. You can turn the paracord cross into a necklace or a key fob.
This cancer awareness ribbon project uses 10 ft of 550 paracord cut into two 5 ft sections and a 1.25" split ring key ring.
Add tying a paracord diamond knot to your skill set with this easy tutorial. A diamond knot will give your paracord projects a professional, finished look. Plus you can use a diamond knot to make a paracord bracelet without a buckle. Or, tie a diamond knot in a short length of paracord for a cool zipper pull.
This paracord project uses our flat coreless 650 paracord. Use 15 feet of one color and 10 feet of another to create this cool woven pattern. Using one of our lacing needles or fid is very useful.
This fun bracelet uses about four feet of one color and ten feet of another in 550 paracord. This particular tutorial is finished with a loop and knot but can be adjusted for using a buckle.
Use a chain sinnet for a braided look. It can be used for a quick deploy bracelet or even a tangle-free way to store your paracord. This tutorial used 550 paracord, but can be used with any size cord. A 10 inch bracelet uses about five feet of cord. Finish with pop barrel connectors or other clasps.
The cross knot, also known as a clover knot, can be tied to make a key fob as shown as well as bracelets, zipper pulls, and much more.
Use the cobra braiding technique to make a collar for your four-legged friends. Insert a D ring during braiding for attaching a leash.Click here for 550 paracord
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This cute daisy bracelet takes the aztec sun bar one more step. Use a fid or lacing needle and yellow paracord to create the centers for each flower.
Create a fun pouch or can koozie with this chain sinnet pouch tutorial. This pouch used approximately 65 feet of 550 paracord. We also found forceps especially helpful in making a tighter weave.
Create a round braid with micro cord. Use breakaway buckles to finish as a bracelet or necklace. Add beads or charms to dress it up.
Use two colors of 550 paracord to create this fun two-toned mandala bracelet. Tie two overhand knots to create an adjustable bracelet.
This bracelet uses the same cobra weave, but with the smaller micro cord. Add a small section of cobra weave over both ends to create an adjustable bracelet. Add beads for a fun look.
The reversible bracelet looks like rows of sharp teeth. This bracelet uses 5 feet of 550 paracord in two contrasting colors and a side release buckle.
If you are familiar with the cross knot, then this tutorial will be a piece of cake. We used five pieces of 550 paracord at 10 foot lengths each for this carrier.
The turk's head knot works great as a neckerchief slide for a scout neckerchief, as a fancy napkin ring, or anything else you might want a decorative loop around. This knot used about 3 feet of 550 paracord.
Use this handle wrap tutorial to wrap just about anything from an axe to a car steering wheel! Also great for knives and walking sticks.
This is an easy weave bracelet with no buckle. Use our diamond knot tutorial to tie the end knot. This used three feet of paracord for the inside color and six feet for the outside color.
Never lose your glasses with this fast and easy to make lanyard. Use a large cord stop or a two-hole cord stop to make it adjustable.
Use an anchor charm/connector as your clasp for this bracelet made with micro cord.
Here is a twist on the classic Solomon or Cobra weave bracelet. This is a thicker version of a solomon bracelet, so we used a 5/8 inch buckle and a total of 20 feet of paracord.
This fun, trendy bracelet was made with four sizes of paracord from micro cord to 425 paracord. Use micro cord for the tie ends and any size you want for the main body. Add beads and charms for fun.
Create a super easy wrap-style bracelet with only a five foot piece of paracord and some beads. We used Type 1 paracord, but larger sizes would work as well. Add a pop barrel connector for easy open and close.
This paracord mummy is great for Halloween. Use 7 feet of 650 flat paracord or remove the inner strands from 550 paracord. Add a skull bead and use the solomon bar or cobra weave to create a key fob or zipper pull.
Make a colorful bracelet with this multi-strand bracelet with easy open magnet clasp. We used seven pieces of 425 paracord and type 1 paracord. The disk in the middle can be replaced with the two hole dog tags or shoelace charms.
This is an easy friendship bracelet using Type 1 paracord and micro cord. Use our diamond knot tutorial to make the end knot. Wrap the micro cord around the type 1 cord and add beads as desired for your own look and design.
Use Type 1 paracord for this thinner version of a Celtic Bar bracelet. This bracelet uses about 24 feet of paracord. It is finished with a diamond knot. See our diamond knot tutorial for instructions.
This is a twist on a classic micro cord bracelet. Use the same basic knotting as a cobra weave, but with two sets of cords. Join the two together at regular intervals to create this fun loop look.
Take a regular cobra bracelet and a some micro cord to create this awesome herringbone cobra bracelet. Use a micro lacing awl or a regular 550 paracord fid to weave in the micro cord.
This wide bracelet tutorial is great for those who want to try something a little different from a basic cobra weave. We try to make these tutorials easy to follow even for beginners, but some knotting experience is helpful for this tutorial. This bracelet takes about 20 feet of paracord and a larger 5/8 or 3/4 inch buckle.
This friendship bracelet uses a Solomon square knot and Lark's Head knots to create this fun design. This is great for friendship bracelets. We used 275 paracord, but other sizes would work as well.
Put a personal touch on the classic cobra weave bracelet with a dog tag or shoelace charm. Print out a logo or picture and glue into your charm, then cover with the included epoxy sticker for a customized bracelet.
Make a DNA key fob with your scraps of paracord. This cool design is very easy and is a great way to use up those short leftover pieces of paracord. We used two 2 foot pieces of paracord and a split key ring.
Here's a new tutorial using the Para-claw knife buckle instead of a traditional side release buckle. Add a flint rod fire starter and use fish and fire paracord to create a great survival bracelet.
Create a two-tone coin knot bracelet with your favorite two colors of 275 paracord. This tutorial uses a cobra weave along with a loop and knot closure, so all you need is a total of 12 feet of paracord for this fun bracelet.
Use shaped split rings to create fun and interesting additions to your key ring. We used 425 paracord, though other sizes will work as well. Finish with a fish tail braid or cobra weave.
This is an easy bracelet to make with a cool claw look to it. Use with 550 paracord or other sizes in your favorite colors. We found it helpful to use a lacing needle toward the end of your bracelet.
Use up your scraps of paracord to make these fun paracord people. Add a skull bead or make a decorative knot for the head. Then tie it to a zipper for a zipper pull or add it as a key fob.
This friendship bracelet uses a basic macrame knot with micro cord. It is easy to learn and great for camp projects. Finish the bracelet in a variety of ways including a knot, a bead, or a cobra weave shown in the picture above.
Use two strands of your favorite 550 or 425 paracord to create this zigzag sinnet bracelet. This is very easy to learn and is great for camp or kids projects. Use a magnet clasp for easy open/close and a clean finish.
Looking for an easy camp project? This water bottle clip uses about three feet of paracord and attaches a water bottle clip to a carabiner or other clasp.
Once you have mastered the cobra weave, try this Komodo Claw and Tooth Bracelet. This tutorial has a Mad Max style closure, so choose which side of the bracelet you want to show before finishing.
This dragon bracelet uses the Solomon bar or cobra weave with a contrasting piece of paracord added as you knot. Use a 3/8 or 1/2 inch buckle to finish.
After you have completed a Solomon's Dragon bracelet, add some micro cord for added detail. This really helps with the illusion of dragon's teeth. Credit for this idea goes to Ted Potter.
These bracelets use just a small amount of 550 paracord with 5-10 feet of micro cord. Space your knots or tie them tight for a different look. Use a magnet clasp or a loop and knot closure to finish.
This is a fun and easy bracelet to make. It only needs about 5 feet of paracord in two colors to make an 8 inch bracelet.
Use these dragon head beads or any of your favorite beads for this bracelet. We used a 2 ft piece of 425 paracord folded in half and added the beads and micro cord braided in a cobra or solomon bar weave. End with a knot and loop closure or add magnet clasps to finish.
Use any size cord from Type 1 to 550 paracord for this simple bracelet. Leave big or small spaces between each knot for a different look. Uses only about six feet of paracord.
If you need to use paracord in an emergency situation, this quick release wrap-style bracelet will come in handy. This bracelet style is also a preferred bracelet for Operation Gratitude.
This two-tone bracelet takes a little time to make, but the end result is worth the effort. This bracelet uses about 7 feet of cord in two colors.
This bracelet is a little more advanced in making the core of the bracelet. You will learn how to make a two strand double cow's hitch for the core. After that, the braiding is similar to the Solomon bar with two extra strands. The end result is worth the extra effort. This bracelet can be reversible and uses about 12 feet of paracord.
Use one or two strands of paracord to create this fun medallion-style necklace. Finish the ends with pop barrel connectors for one strand or magnet clasps if using two strands of paracord.
If you are familiar with the cross knot, you'll be ready for this paracord bracelet. This bracelet does take time, but the finished product can be stunning. An 8 inch bracelet used about 14 feet of paracord.
Need a fun kid's craft? This dragonfly key fob is easy to make and only takes about 3-4 feet of paracord. Add two color changing beads for eyes for a fun effect.
This tutorial for a monkey fist uses about three feet of paracord and a steel ball. We made this so you have three strands on all sides, but it can also be made with two or more depending on the size ball you use. *Monkey fists are banned in some areas so check your local law before carrying.
Make a pouch for a multi-tool, cell phone, or other similar objects with this tutorial. This uses a cobra weave for the outside. Then using a lacing needle, weave the front and back to enclose the object. We added a snap hook clasp so you can attach it to a key ring or belt loop.
Want to test your skills as a ninja? Practice with these mini-nunchucks. You'll need two 3 inch nails with a head and some superglue. Then just pick your two favorite colors or one single color of 550 paracord. You'll need just over six feet total.
Dress up a regular old pen by wrapping it in paracord. You'll need two pieces of paracord at 5 feet each and the inside of a pen. Once you are done you are ready to write in style.
The macrame wall hangings are coming back in style. Make your own with your favorite color of paracord and a 12 inch dowel. We used a 100 ft hank to make this finished piece measuring 9 inches by 21 inches with a 6 inch fringe. If you are feeling really ambitious, this same concept can be used to make a hammock!
This key fob has a secret hidden compartment where you can store emergency cash, flint fire starter, or other small objects. We used three strands of 425 paracord cut to 4 ft each and added a small key ring at the top.
If you are familiar with the Turk's Head knot, this coaster will be a piece of cake. This is made in a similar fashion, but is flat to work as a coaster. Our coaster measures just over 3 inches across and used about 10 ft of 550 paracord.
Want to use up some scraps of paracord? These fun mini light sabers use just one foot of 550 paracord and 4 feet of micro cord. Hollow out the 550 paracord and thread it onto a 3mm dowel or skewer with the pointed end cut off. Then cobra weave your micro cord on one end for the "handle".
If your dog makes sudden stops, this leash will soften those abrupt movements. We used 3/16" bungee or shock cord as the center and wrapped it with 550 paracord. The teardrop clasp attaches to the D ring woven in to create a handle as well as a convenient place to attach other needed items during your walk.
This bracelet uses the 1/8" bungee or shock cord with a small shoelace charm. Insert a small picture or logo for a customized bracelet. Finish with a magnet clasp or tie overhand knots for an adjustable bracelet.
Make a quick and easy lanyard with four feet of 1/8" bungee or shock cord and a few pieces of hardware. We also added a few beads and bead locks for added decoration.
This simple bungee cord charm bracelet uses about 18 inches of 3/16" bungee cord and 5 ft of micro or nano cord. Add as many beads and charms as you want and add a teardrop or snap hook clasp to finish.
With a board, some nails, and nano cord you can create your own works of art. Print out your favorite shape or letter and outline the shape with your nails. Then just thread the nano cord between the nails in your own pattern or design.
Turn a regular paracord belt into a self defense weapon by adding some hex nuts into the weave. We used about 90 ft of paracord in total to make this 42 inch belt.
This skill toy is fast and easy to make. It uses about four feet of paracord total. You can use a lacing needle and our already flat hollow 650 cord or use a gutted 550 paracord to wrap two hex nuts for each end. Then just attach a piece of 550 paracord and you are ready to practice twirling and flipping your Begleri.
Use two 5 ft pieces of paracord for a great two color look. Or use 10 ft of paracord and have one length that can be quickly deployed and used in case of emergency.
Here is a bracelet that is easy to learn and looks cool too. We used a total of 10 ft of 550 paracord to make an 8 inch bracelet.
This bracelet design uses Lark's head knots aka cow's hitch knots with two cords crossing between each row. We used about 13 ft of cord total and finished it with a diamond knot.
Make your own rosary with Type 1 paracord. This bracelet is adjustable with ten rosary paracord "beads" and a paracord cross on one end.
This tutorial will show you how to make two cow's hitch knots on each end of your buckle with two strands as your core. This is good for bracelets using 5/8 inch or larger buckles.
This tutorial will show you how to make two cow's hitch knots on each end of your buckle with four strands for your core. On some instructions, we may reference this tutorial to start your bracelet.
The Wicked Twister is a twist on the Shark Jaw bracelet adding one more cord into the mix. We used a 1/2 inch buckle and about twelve feet of paracord total.
Confusion Bracelet. This bracelet was made with 550 paracord using colors Black and Urban Camo.
If you like the wide bracelets, this Manta Ray is a good one. Use our Four Strand Double Cow's Hitch tutorial to get the base of the bracelet, then follow the remaining instructions on weaving the Manta Ray. We used about 16 total feet of 550 paracord and a 3/4 inch buckle. A lacing needle is also helpful in finishing the bracelet. Pattern came from blog.swiss-paracord.ch
dnlparacord shared this design on instagram using solid black 550 paracord. I liked the design so much I sat down, figured it out, and made a bracelet. I made it with 550 paracord using blue for the body and blue camo for the outside edges. For the everyday carry (edc) folks you will be pleased to know the main body of the cord is one continuous strand of paracord.
We just called this a multi color bracelet. The colors we used make it very easy to follow in a tutorial, but it looks great with a different color combination!
Tan, Cream and Snowcap Bracelet. We used 550 paracord for this bracelet. This is an easy fun bracelet to make.
If you are ready for a more difficult bracelet, try this Duo Bar. It uses the four strand double cow's hitch to begin, so use that tutorial before beginning this. We used 425 paracord, but any size cord will work as well. A lacing needle is also helpful. Pattern came from http://blog.swiss-paracord.ch/
Hide and seek paracord bracelet. This bracelet is made with 550 paracord using Tan, Cream, and Snow Cap.
Split Alternating X's. Used 550 Tan, Cream and Snowcap Bracelet.
Ground war, Olive, and Black 550 paracord bracelet. This is a really popular bracelet. We put this one on instagram and it was our highest looked at so far.
This bracelet uses a trilobite weave combined with a rattlesnake weave to create the illusion of a cobra snake with a cobra head on each end.
Loki Light used about 20 ft of paracord for a 8.5 inch bracelet. Use a two strand double cow's hitch for the base of the bracelet, then move into the instructions included in this tutorial. You'll want a 3/4" buckle and a lacing needle is helpful in finishing. Pattern came from blog.swiss-paracord.ch
Here is a basic solomon bar bracelet with a half hitch knot thrown in to make this interesting design. We used one of our new bracelet clasps in place of a standard buckle or shackle.
The Grasshopper bracelet uses 550 paracord and has a fun design on the front and back.
Cyclone bracelet is easy to learn. We used a two strand double cow's hitch to start, so see that tutorial if needed first. A lacing needle is also helpful in finishing the ends.
Mixed emotion bracelet used 550 paracord. We used white,
pink, and breast cancer awareness.
Orange crush bracelet was made with 550 paracord.
Its simple to follow along, and fun to make.
Looking at the back or front of this bracelet you can find spiders. We used 550 paracord colors tan, cream, and desert camo.
Milky way bracelet used 550 paracord with colors white and lightning.
This one is fun and out of this world.
This bracelet used 550 paracord, colors yellow, black, and black with pink X.
This bracelet reminded me of the Wizard of OZ. There is a yellow trail surrounded by black for the witch and a little pink for Dorthy. Ok, that may be a bit of a stretch, but it is what it is.
This bracelet used 550 paracord, colors tan and snow cap.
You might need a lacing needle for this one.
You can use any size cord with any color combination. We used 550 paracord colors Arctic Camo, Grey and Black.
The combination of 550 paracord colors, Lightning and White are hard to beat.The Black core color does not show thru.
This lanyard features a magnetic clasp at the bottom to easily remove the bottom portion when needed. Add beads, clips and split rings as desired.
We used about 25 ft in turquoise and 10 ft in tan 550 paracord to create this 14 inch dog collar. The idea came from http://blog.swiss-paracord.ch/. We also added two welded D rings at the buckle. Attach your leash clasp to both D rings to take any pressure off the buckle when your dog pulls.
Decorate your home this winter with these fun paracord snowflakes. Using 550 paracord made a 5 inch snowflake. Use smaller sizes of cord to make a smaller snowflake. We also used a 1 inch split ring for the center. You can also make a six sided snowflake by using 12 pieces of cord instead of 10.
We used 550 paracord, colors olive, black, and ACU camo.
This is a short tutorial, but a really cool looking design.
Grab a lacing needle for this one, and have fun!
This one is pretty simple. We used 550 paracord with colors, red and neon orange.
Here is another short and simple one, we hope you enjoy it.
This bracelet doesn't take very long to make when you get the hang of it.
We used 3/16" bungee cord to create a snug fit to this mug then covered it with 550 paracord to create the handle. We used the curling millipede or bootlace weave, but a cobra or other favorite weave can also be used. We also found it useful to use micro cord to hold the loops as we measured and made the handle.
The front of the Alligator bracelet is a pretty cool one!
This one is a really fun one to figure out. You might want to find your lacing needle. It would look pretty cool with some bright colors and patterns too.
Swamp Thing Bracelet. Used 550 paracord colors swamp snake, brown and cream. These colors blended together well. Swamp snake is a particularly good combination camoflage color.
Misdirection Bracelet. The red and yellow strands making up the core of the bracelet were not hidden but used to make the urban camo stand out and show off the design. The final touch was the white cord for a highlight. The white cord is pushed through the bracelet with a fid needle in between or splitting the two red cords that criss-cross the bracelet horizontally and the other cords use to loop around. Look at the second to the last photo closely.
Fury Bracelet. 550 paracord colors used are black, red, fireball and mind bender (yellow and white stripes). This color combination really pops.
Army Joe Bracelet with tutorial. Colors of 550 paracord used are ACU Digi, Black and Tan. These are very traditional colors to use for a camouflage bracelet.
Battle Cry Bracelet. 550 paracord colors black, mind bender (yellow & white stripes) and a stray piece of camo cord I had laying around. This bracelet has a strong border with a stand out main section.
Day Break Bracelet. 550 paracord colors used were Yellow, Orange, Red and Fireball. This is done with a unique pattern I have not seen before.
The triskelion knot forms the focal point of this necklace. We used type 1 paracord for a dainty look and added cross knots and beads to dress it up.
Devil's bride is a fun bracelet to make. You will want to find a lacing needle for this one.
We made these adjustable reins with five strands of 550 paracord. This same concept can be used with a regular three strand braid using six or nine strands.
This is a simple three strand braid you can use for various projects including dog leashes, belts, horse reins and lead ropes, and more. For a wider braid you can also use six strands by using three groups of two pieces of paracord or nine strands with three groups of three strands.
This version of the double blaze bar can be quickly unraveled for use in an emergency situation. It uses about 12 ft of 550 paracord.
If you can tie an overhand knot, you can create this handle wrap. This is a fast and easy wrap that looks good on knives, walking sticks, lighters and more.
We made this necklace inspired by Tarun Upadhyaya using Type 1 paracord and gold round beads finished with a small pop barrel connector. If you have made our paracord cross or ribbon awareness keychain, you will no trouble with this necklace. You can also use larger sizes of paracord and larger pop barrel connectors.
This Sanctified paracord bracelet can be made with hex nuts, beads or just paracord. However you choose to make it, you will get a great design. We used ten feet of two colors of 550 paracord and a 3/4 inch buckle.
This pet harness uses a pet collar buckle so it will adjust to fit your dog. Be sure to measure your dog or pet so you know how long to make each piece. This tutorial can also be a good starting point to making a horse bridle as well.
Make a snake knot bracelet with hex nuts or beads for your own customized look. Or make without for a nice round braid bracelet. We used about five feet of paracord with twelve hex nuts. If making without, you'll need closer to ten feet of paracord.
This corkscrew bracelet uses 10 ft of continuous 550 paracord that is easy to quickly unravel for use in an emergency. Simply undo the shackle and the last knot then pull the cord off the center pieces.
This project takes some time and patience, but when done, you've got a comfortable place to relax and read a book. We found a small round chair and disassembled it for our round frame. Then we tied square knots for the back and bottom of the chair. We tied a four strand round braid to create our cords to hang the chair. See our four strand dog leash tutorial for details on how to braid and finish these.