Cool Paracord Projects
We love 550 paracord projects, and there are so many to choose from these days. Survival bracelets, paracord belts, watches, monkey fists, lanyards, gear wraps and 100’s of other creative and cool ideas. Super durable and strong, paracord is also stylish and can be found in all colors of the rainbow, plus some super cool camo options ! We chose some of our favorite projects to share with you and we hope you enjoy these step-by-step tutorials as much as we do.
What is paracord, anyway?
Paracord is a lightweight nylon rope initially used to suspend lines during WWII. The smooth texture of the rope is ideal for multiple uses due to its lightweight and elastic nature. The insides of the rope can also be used in survival situations for fishing wire or as a heavy duty rope. Hikers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts sometimes use “survival bracelets” made of several feet of paracord which is woven into a compact and wearable form. Such bracelets are meant to be unraveled when one needs rope for whatever purpose — securing cargo, lashing together poles, fixing broken straps or belts, assisting with water rescues, controlling bleeding with a tourniquet, etc. (via wiki) In addition to purely utility functions, paracord can be used for fashion purposes. Check out these cool paracord projects where you will learn how to make braided bracelets, lanyards, belts, and other decorative items.
Favorite 550 Paracord Project Tutorials:
1. How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar
Ever wonder how to make your precious little pooch a paracord dog collar? We have the perfect solution for you. Here is a fun project for you and your friends to make paracord all day long! Check out our tutorial here for further instructions:
2. How To Make A Snare Trap With Paracord
I’m not sure why you’re yearning to build a snare trap, but if you must – we have the best paracord project you’ll ever attempt. This easy paracord snare trap tutorial will have you trapping anything and everything by following these simple steps.
3. How To Make A Paracord Keychain
Paracord keychains are a fun way to stay organized. I know that there are tons of keychains to choose from at your local gas stations but wouldn’t it be cool to make a paracord keychain at home? This simple paracord keychain tutorial will have you making paracord projects in no time.
4. Paracord Projects: How To Make A Giant Monkey Fist
Ever wonder how to make a monkey fist using paracord? Our paracord projects list is happy to have it! Who knew that this would be one of the most popular choices for paracord projects at home. We didn’t, but we hope you enjoy reading our step by step tutorial on how to make one!
5. How To Make A Paracord Bracelet: Blaze Bar Quick Deploy
There are many different kinds of paracord survival bracelets, but luckily this one is pretty simple. It’s definitely good for a novice paracord project. If you’re going for a clean and simple paracord bracelet, check out our how to tutorial here.
6. How To Make A Paracord Survival Bracelet: Tire Tread
Ever wonder how to make a survical paracord bracelet? This paracord project is not for the faint of heart. The weave is a little more intricate, but do not be wary! It will still be a good way to add to your completed list of paracord projects. You WILL feel accomplished, plus it looks super cool! Check out how to make a paracord tire tread bracelet here.
7. How To Tie A Paracord Bracelet: Oat Spike
There are lot’s of paracord bracelets like this one, but we made a custom how to tutorial that has clear cut instructions on the basics of making this paracord project with just a few simple supplies. This particular weave doesn’t take very much time. It’s our personal favorite! Click here for the tutorial.
8. How To Make A Paracord Belt
Check out our tutorial here on how to make a simple belt out of paracord:
9. How To Make A Paracord Watchband
A paracord watch band is definitely one of the most sought after paracord projects around. We received a ton of feedback so we decided to make our own paracord watchband tutorial here. Goodluck!
10. How To Make A Paracord Lanyard
Remember those things that you had to wear around your neck if you were ever a camp counselor? Do you remember wanting to learn how to make them at home using paracord? Get the look with this paracord tutorial:
11. How To Make A Paracord Wallet
Paracord wallets, anyone? Here is a step by step paracord project on making awesome paracord wallets for your man friends. You will never have to look for how to make paracord wallets again! Get the skinny on how to make wallets here.
12. Paracord Bike Frame Handle
This is one of the most useful paracord projects that we’ve come across. If you’re an avid biker we want you to know how to make a paracord bike frame handle (just in case) you’re ever in a pinch. Voila! A custom paracord bike frame handle! Yes please!
13. Paracord Dog Leash
Does Fido constantly break those extendable leashes you’ve been buying? I doubt you’ll have bad luck with this awesome dog leash made from paracord. This is definitely one of those time consuming paracord projects so be ready to put on your favorite album or grab your remote. You’ll be weaving for a while, but when you’re done it looks awesome!
Check out how to make this dog leash here:
14. How To Make A Paracord Fence Jumper
Some paracord projects are for the adventurous at heart. This one in particular we think is especially for survival techniques. If you’re ever stuck on the other side of a fence and need a great climbing tool – this is it! Paracord is very durable and makes a great substitution for rope. Can’t wait to try? Check it out here for more.
15. How To Make Paracord HandCuffs
Need to make a citizens arrest? You can actually make hand cuffs! I mean, not that you’ll ever have to use them, but HOW COOL IS THAT? All you need is a knot technique and some paracord rope and you’ll be making DIY hand cuffs! Check out this awesome paracord project!
16. Paracord Chain Sinnet Fast Deployment Boonie Hatbanduct
Okay, so this one was a wildcard, but the hat is pretty cool. It’s a paracord project for the woodsman in you. If you’re interested in learning more about how to make a paracord chain sinnet, click here to learn more.
17. Paracord Rope Knot Cube
The Paracord Cube is as if a Rubix Cube and Paracord had a love child. When making paracord projects – remember to have fun and take your time. Some paracord projects are more difficult that others. This cube is a great way to familiarize yourself with the material!