Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paracord Bracelets

Paracord is a type of versatile nylon cord popular with the military and with survivalists. Woven into bracelets and belts, soldiers and civilians can unravel the cable if and when it is needed. Recently, crafters have discovered paracord which has increased its popularity. My daughter likes paracord more for the crafting/fashion aspect, but even for her, it may come in handy.

The book Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 1: Straps, Slip Knots, Falls, Bars, and Bundles is a good place to get started constructing paracord strips. It begins at the basic level and is full of color photos to make understanding the steps easier.

There are many different ways the cords can be woven together to create wider strips which can be worn as belts and bracelets.

For more craft projects please check out our Arts and Crafts page.

Check out these great blogs full of educational activity ideas.


  1. Fun! Could you estimate the time it makes to make a simple bracelet? I'm looking for activities for my 4H Cloverbuds and we only have about 45 minutes per meeting.

    1. My daughter who is 14 and very crafty says she think it takes her about 45 minutes to make a bracelet. If you are working with a group of kids you could try in a session. Maybe two sessions would work better. One to select materials and begin designs, the other to finish up?


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