Looking for cool paracord projects to work on? 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.
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In this article:
- How to Make a Paracord Dog Collar
- How to Make a Snare Trap with Paracord
- How to Make a Paracord Keychain
- Paracord Projects: How to Make a Giant Monkey Fist
- How to Make a Paracord Bracelet: Blaze Bar Quick Deploy
- How to Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet: Tire Tread
- How to Tie a Paracord Bracelet: Oat Spike
- How to Make a Paracord Belt
- How to Make a Paracord Watchband
Cool Paracord Projects | Survival and Style Paracord
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 a 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 badass paracord projects where you will learn how to make braided bracelets, lanyards, belts, and other decorative items.
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!
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!
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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
Interested in knowing how to make a survival 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!
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!
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 watchband 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. Good luck!
Watch this video on how to make a paracord key fob by Paracord Crafts:
There are so many paracord projects to choose from these days. Survival bracelets, paracord belts, watches, monkey fists, lanyards, gear wraps and hundreds 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!
Is there a paracord project in this list you'd like to start right away? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 25, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Serena J. Ramirez says
Love to try these projects, I used to macrame as a teen in the 70s and sold plant hanger as a money making hobby!!!! I had orders from all my friend’s Moms!
Geordon VanTassle says
I was disappointed that the Instructable that is linked from the paracord lanyard isn’t one that makes the lanyard pictured. What’s the chance that you have one that *does* make the one pictured?
Billy Douglas says
I noticed the same thing, Geordon. You can check out this more recent post with 101 Paracord Projects. http://prepperzine.com/101-paracord-projects/
If you have any questions, let me know.
These projects are very interesting. Although this idea could come in mass to Brazil.
🙁 There isn’t a tutorial for #7.
Lisa Loperfido says
Here it is: https://diyprojects.com/how-to-tie-a-paracord-bracelet-oat-spike-instructions/ Cheers!