60 Easy Paracord Project Tutorials & Ideas


Parachute cord also called paracord was invented by the military during World War 2. It’s breaking strength is over 550 lbs. Paracord is made with nylon which won’t mold or rot, and it’s durable, virtually indestructable and washable. Since paracord had so many advantages, it soon became a popular all use rope in the civilian world. Paracord is a super versatile tool and is now extremely popular with campers, hunters, craft lovers, and survivalist.

For campers and survivalist, you could use paracord to replace your boot laces, make drawstring bags, hammocks, survival watchbands and bracelets or other secure gears. You could also use it to protect your food out of reach of bears, make snow shoes, a fire bow, snares, traps, or to make wrist and neck lanyards for knives or other tools. For your pet friend, You can use it to create a collar, leash, or chewers and toys, a harness. For hunters, you can use it to make a bow wrist sling, bandolier and replace your rifle sling. Paracord can be also used to make really pretty and fun accessories like headbands, necklaces, hat bands, earrings. There are also many simple and creative paracord crafts to do with kids, especially boys and teens. Housewife can use it to make home decors and other useful stuff in family life such as coasters, water bottle sleeves, flip-flops, and much, much more.

Today in this article we collected some awesome paracord projects for your inspiration. Do you want to have a cool paracord survival belt? Or do you need a lanyard which can be used as a chain, to secure a key chain, knife, flashlight, cell phone, camera, binoculars, compass? Or you just want a paracord reinforcement to make it more durable. Browse these photos of paracord projects to find more creative paracord projects and how to make them yourself.

For Home

DIY Floral Paracord Coaster

DIY Floral Paracord Coaster

Since coasters are very usable stuff in family life, why not plus a little personal touch using this creative idea. The coasters are beautifully made out of paracord and they are very decorative. Learn how to make your own paracord coasters here

Paracord Crochet Trivets

Paracord Crochet Trivets

Paracord can handle heat pretty well, which makes perfect material for crochet trivets to handle hot pans and dishes. See tutorial here

DIY Macrame Plant Hangers

DIY Macrame Plant Hangers

These lovely plant hangers would make an excellent DIY project for your home as you can easily customize what color or shape you’d like to have to hold your plants. Tutorial via

Use Paracord in Varying Colors to Makeover Aluminum Chairs

Use Paracord in Varying Colors to Makeover Aluminum Chairs

A colorful paracord aluminum chair is an awesome decorative piece for your home. See the tutorial here

DIY Woven Paracord Stool

DIY Woven Paracord Stool

Paracord is durable and various in colors. If you have a woven seat that is broken or you want to change the look. You can use this great idea. See the tutorial here

Paracord Laptop Harness

Paracord Laptop Harness

Laptop harness supports are great for people on the go. This laptop harness is made of paracord and you can hook this to a backpack without it taking up the room inside. See tutorial here

DIY Paracord Vases

DIY Paracord Vases

How beautiful and individual they each turned out! These cute paracord vases are very easy to recreate which are perfect for the older kids to DIY. Learn the tutorial here

Crochet Paracord Pen Holder

Crochet Paracord Pen Holder

This is a usable crochet item which is also very decorative on the desk. And I like that it should be very durable and easy to wash in water. See how to crohet one here

Paracord Coffee Sleeve

Paracord Coffee Sleeve

Paracord sleeves are quite practical stuff which can help you holding the hot drink. And they are also great decoration to your cup. See full tutorial here

Paracord Guitar Strap

Paracord Guitar Strap

If you are feeling too much of carrying your heavy guitar, it’s time to make a simple but cool paracord guitar strap. See tutorial here

Paracord Camera Strap

Paracord Camera Strap

Learn the easy tutorial of this durable and beautiful paracord camera strap here

Paracord Charging Cable Joints Reinforcement

Paracord Charging Cable Joints Reinforcement

The end of the phone charging cable can take a lot of stress in daily use and always break right at the jack. You can reinforcement it with paracord to make it more durable. See how to make the paracord reinforcement here

Paracord Headphones

Paracord Headphones

Wrap the headphones with paracord to make it more durable and tangle-free. See the instructions here

Paracord Steering Wheel Wrap

Paracord Steering Wheel Wrap

Your old car’s steering wheel may become very smooth and slippery after quite some years’ use. For a firmer grip upon the steering wheel, you can wrap it with paracord. It’s also a fashion accessory to add contrast of color and texture. See tutorial here

For Clothing

Beautiful DIY Friendship Bracelets with Swarovski Elements

Beautiful DIY Friendship Bracelets with Swarovski Elements

Made out of paracord and Swarovski crystals, this paracord bracelet is one of my favorite bracelets for myself or as a friendship bracelet. Fun to make and very stylish. Learn the tutorial here

Beautiful DIY Paracord Necklace and Earrings

Beautiful DIY Paracord Necklace and Earrings

Learn how to make this awesome beach wear woven necklace and earrings using paracord. See tutorial here

Hat with Paracord Band

Hat with Paracord Band

This hat band has been woven using paracord into a great looking accessory. More details via

DIY Paracord Rosette Headband

DIY Paracord Rosette Headband

Headbands are a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes. Paracord headbands do not only have good looking but have survival capabilities. See how to do this beautiful headband here

DIY Paracord Flip-flops

DIY Paracord Flip flops

Update old flip-flops by making square knots around the existing straps. Learn how to do here

Easy Woven Paracord Survival Belt

Easy Woven Paracord Survival Belt

Make a usable and effective survival belt out of paracord. Besides that, it’s not a bad looking belt either. You can also get paracord in many colors. Learn the tutorial here

Paracord Wallet

Paracord Wallet

Use pararcord needle and paracord to make a sturdier and pretty cool paracord wallet for the men in your family. It’s little time consuming. See tutorial here

Paracord Glasses Lanyard

Paracord Glasses Lanyard

The paracord lanyard serves as a way to help dangle your glasses on your chest when you are not wearing them, as well as prevents your glasses from falling when you are wearing them. See tutorial here

DIY Paracord Shoelaces

DIY Paracord Shoelaces

Paracord can make improvised shoe or bootlaces. Replace the standard laces with those made of paracord for the reason if you ever need a piece of paracord, you can use one of your shoelaces. Making shoelaces is simplicity itself: Cut the paracord to fit, then fuse the ends with a match or lighter. See tutorial here

For Campers, Survivalist and Hunters

DIY Paracord Multipurpose Drawstring Bag

DIY Paracord Multipurpose Drawstring Bag

This paracord multipurpose drawstring bag is very simple but takes a lot of time and patience. It can carry fruits, vegetables, towels , quilt, etc. See the instructions here

Cool DIY Paracord Watchband and Bracelet

Cool DIY Paracord Watchband and Bracelet

If you are still scrambling for a last minute DIY Father’s day gift idea because your Daddy is always in style. This would be great for you. These stylish handsome paracord watchband and bracelet are easy to make. They are also perfect gifts for boys. Learn how to do it step-by-step source

DIY Paracord Water Bottle Sleeve

DIY Paracord Water Bottle Sleeve

A paracord water bottle sleeve has many benefits. It has a great decorative look, can prevent scratches and damage from falls and abrasions, give a better grip of your bottle and more. Make your own sleeves with this easy tutorial. source

DIY Harness for Climbing

DIY Harness for Climbing

Different from a single 4-5 m (13-16 feet) climbing rope, this harness was made adding 3 protective parts made from paracord and rope to protect your waist and thights. See tutrorial here

DIY Chain Sinnet Paracord Bottle Wrap

DIY Chain Sinnet Paracord Bottle Wrap

Paracord Hiking Belt

Paracord Hiking Belt

This simple hiking belt can quickly attach and release your favortie tools onto your belt without filling your bag full of things when hunting or camping using paracord. See tutorial here

Paracord Rock Sling

Paracord Rock Sling

A paracord rock sling could be used for hunting small game. See tutorial here

Paracord Knots on Your Backpacks

Paracord Knots on Your Backpacks

Check out the great DIY how to with photos for all the different steps to make the knots. Tutorial via

DIY Paracord Monkey Fist Knot

DIY Paracord Monkey Fist Knot

The Monkey Fist knot has a long history since 1800’s, main purpose as a weight at the end of a rope or just for decorative use. The monkey fist was also used as a melee weapon among sailors and gangs. See the tutorial of the monkey fist using a marble inside the knot. Tutorial via

Giant Paracord Monkey Fist

Giant Paracord Monkey Fist

A paracord monkey fist is beneficial to carry on you for survival and self defense purposes. It’s super easy to conceal and carries enough power to slow down any attacker. Learn this tutorial of how to make this giant paracord monkey fist. source

DIY Paracord Zippo Lighter Pouch

DIY Paracord Zippo Lighter Pouch

DIY Paracord Key Fob

DIY Paracord Key Fob

The paracord is weaved on a strong, small key ring. The paracord key fobs are durable, useful, stylish, and surprisingly comfortable which are perfect gifts for any person. See tutorial here

Paracord Keychain with Hidden Compartment

Paracord Keychain with Hidden Compartment

With a perfect hidden compartment for survival money, matches, and any other small essential survival items you can think of in this cool keychain, it makes a really useful survival tool. See tutorial here

Wrap Everything in Paracord

Wrap Everything in Paracord

Fabulous knotted works made out of paracord. See more here

Cross Knot and Snake Knot Paracord Lanyard

Cross Knot and Snake Knot Paracord Lanyard

Paracord can be made into different kinds of lanyards which can be used as a chain, to secure a key chain, knife, flashlight, cell phone, camera, binoculars, compass, and other assorted pocketable gadgets, gear, and more. See tutorial of this version here

Paracord Bike Frame Handle

Paracord Bike Frame Handle

This paracord bike frame handle makes carrying your bicycle as easy as carrying a briefcase. It is made from paracord and aluminum bar. It attaches by loops and Chinese button knots. See tutorial here

Paracord Survival Tin Pouch

Paracord Survival Tin Pouch

This survival tin paracord pouch can be used to hold to keep survival gear or whatever else you can fit neatly inside and still close up. See tutorial here

Paracord Bracelet with Survival Kit

Paracord Bracelet with Survival Kit

A paracord Bracelet can contain up to 25 feet of paracord braided on your wrist, to use incase you get into a bad situation. Design your on emergency bug out bracelet outfitted with a first aid kit within arm’s reach, compass, fishing supplies, fire starter, tools, knife, and more. See tutorial here

Paracord Multipurpose Fish, Haul or Play Net Bag

Paracord Multipurpose Fish, Haul or Play Net Bag

The multipurpose fish net is made out of paracord and you can use it in many ways such as catching fish in a shallow stream to feed yourself or hanging your food high on the tree. See tutorial here

Army Ranger Pace Count Beads

Army Ranger Pace Count  Beads

The army ranger beads are used to keep track of distance walked. They are utility tool for Scouts and back-packers. Instructions of how to make and use them via

DIY Paracord Hammock

DIY Paracord Hammock

Learn how to make this durable, light and compactable paracord hammock to get yourself hung up in it. Really perfect for the camping night in the areas where bears are a concern or when you don’t like to sleep on the uneven, rocky or wet ground. See tutorial here

Emergency Paracord and Crampons for Ice and Snow

Emergency Paracord and Crampons for Ice and Snow

For amazing traction when walking on snow and ice and easily saving you from a nasty fall, the emergency crampons are made out of easy to find chain and paracord and can fit over whatever pair of shoes you are wearing. See tutorial here

DIY Paracord Bow Wrist Sling

DIY Paracord Bow Wrist Sling

The paracord bow wrist sling is a useful supply for bow hunters to keep from dropping your bow after shooting it. See tutorial source

Paracord Snow Shoes

Paracord Snow Shoes

Easy made snowshoes using paracord for the lashing, webbing, and bindings. They can shave off a significant portion of your walking time in the snow and maybe even save your life. See tutorial here

Paracord Camp Axe Wrap

Paracord Camp Axe Wrap

Wrap a handle on a camp axe or any type of handle for a firmer grip. It’s also a fashion and personalized accessory. See tutorial here

Simple Paracord Bandolier

Simple Paracord Bandolier

A bandolier is a convenient way to carry ammunition for hunters. This version is very easy and quick option making a bandolier out of paracord. See tutorial here

Paracord Bandolier: Cool but More Difficult Version

Paracord Bandolier: Cool but More Difficult Version

This version is super cool like a work of art. See more details here

For Your Pet

DIY Parcaord Dog Collar with a Side Release Buckle

DIY Parcaord Dog Collar with a Side Release Buckle

Create a braided dog collar using paracord for durability. See the instructions here

DIY Knotted Paracord Dog Leash

DIY Knotted Paracord Dog Leash

Paracord makes an excellent dog leash since it is lightweight, super tough, water resistant and customizable in color, length and knotting pattern. This tutorial is extremely easy, please head over to see here

DIY Paracord Dogs Chewers and Toys

DIY Paracord Dogs Chewers and Toys

Dogs love to bite and chew, they also love to play. Make these cute paracord dogs toys for man’s best friends. See tutorial here

DIY Paracord Dog Harness

DIY Paracord Dog Harness

Collars and leashes are great for pets when they need to go outside, but harnesses are more secure since they come around your pet in the front and the back. If your pet friend’s collar is a bit too uncomfortable, please try to make this harness. Tutorial via

Paracord Dog Tag Holder

Paracord Dog Tag Holder

Make cute personalized dog tag holder with paracord so your pup stands out! See tutorial here

Horse Halter and Bridle

Horse Halter and Bridle

Use paracord to make both halters and bridles for your horses. See halter tutorial here

or buy bridle here for fun.

For Fun

Paracord Spider

Paracord Spider

This is a cool and fairly realistic spider that will decorate a wall or a desk, and it’s made from paracord. See tutorial here

DIY Paracord Minion

DIY Paracord Minion

Kids love minions and minions toys very much. These cute paracord minions which are good gifts for kids were made with the crown knot. See the tutorial for step by step instructions here

DIY Paracord BullWhip

DIY Paracord BullWhip

Bullwhips are used today in ranching and for historical re-creation. This paracord bullwhip is easy to recreate. See tutorial here

Paracord Hand Cuffs

Paracord Hand Cuffs

Make cool hand cuffs not for the purpose of using them, but for fun. Check out this awesome paracord project here

Comments

  1. mike Reply

    Where would one get the eye beads for the paracord minions?

    Thanks

    Mike

  2. Ron Reply

    For the backpack zipper pull knots the proper attribution is
    https://forums.tombihn.com/photos-videos-and-reviews/5760-paracord-pulls-my-brain-bag.html

  3. Smith Reply

    Hello guys its Smith here, i would like to know where can i get paracords and the clips i want to buy them im from south africa.

  4. Janice Reply

    Amazon has a great supply of paracord and all the different attachments!

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