DIY Paracord Bracelet

If there’s anything from my list of DIY accessories that one of male best friends wouldn’t mind wearing, it would be a survival paracord bracelet. In addition to the the fact that it not only looks ‘manly’, it also serves another function during emergencies. From making an emergency dog collar to making a makeshift rifle sling while on active soldier duty, no wonder these paracord bracelets are so popular among the men!

There are many different cord patterns, but the most basic type of pattern is actually the macramé pattern which is in fact used a lot when making friendship bracelets. I did a different take with this DIY Paracord Bracelet, using gold hardware – fortunately my male best friend didn’t have a say in it!

Read on:

DIY Paracord Bracelet

What you need:

  • 550 Nylon Paracord
  • Lighter (to burn the ends)
  • Large jumprings
  • Large clasp
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #1:

The length of the cord is based on the full diameter of the person’s wrist including the hardware. Here, I cut 10 feet of paracord just to be sure. Better to have more than less! Burn the ends so that you secure the ends because if not, the white fibres will start peeking out and nobody wants that!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #2:

Attach the clasp to the jumpring. With the paracord bent in half, make a loop with your paracord.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #3: 

Thread the free ends through the loop as shown above.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Now the loop should like the above!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #4:

The free ends will go through the other jumpring. Make the loop as in the picture!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #5:

As for the right side, follow step #4 but in the opposite direction.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #6:

This is the part where you will need to measure the full length so that you can get a perfect fit. The whole length (including the hardware) should match the wrist size.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #7:

Start with your macramé pattern! (1) is over, under; (2) is over, under; and (3) is over.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #8:

Pull slowly in opposite sides! That’s your first knot. Now, continue step #7 using the opposite way, which is the right paracord (as you had used the left paracord earlier above).

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #9:

You’re nearly there…!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Step #10:

You’re almost done! Make a knot at the end, cut the remaining paracord and then light the ends. Do make sure it’s lit up close to the main body so that it melts into the main body.

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Voila! Easy peasy paracord bracelets!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Have fun making these DIY paracord bracelets!

DIY Paracord Bracelet

Paracord bracelets make great presents for your male friends. My best friend loves them, yay! 🙂

P.S: All photos were taken on my iPhone 5 with the help of my pop up photo studio, the Lightcase.

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DIY: Chunky Paperclip Bracelet

I wrote about this DIY a while back before Cinnamon Spring was born, but I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to share it to my new readers here!

I’m pretty sure you’ve tried making paperclip bracelets, yes? No?

Well, here’s a fun and simple DIY if you have some extra paperclips to spare!

What you need:

  • Paperclips! I had some bronze coloured ones.
  • Buttons or charms
  • Jumprings (the small rings)
  • Clasps (I used a lobster clasp)
  • Pliers (to attach the jumpring to the paperclip & clasp)

Steps:

  • Link the paperclips!
  • I made sure once the paperclip was linked, that it hung from the pointy bit.
  • I used between 2-4 paperclips for each rung to give it the chunky effect!
  • I had 7 rungs of paperclips (3 in each rung) to make the bracelet, according to my wrist size.
  • Take a plier and attach a jumpring to both ends of the bracelet.
  • Attach one lobster clasp to one end.
  • Attach more jumprings to the other end, so that you have an extendable chain!
  • Attach a button (like I did), or a charm to the end of that extendable chain to finish the bracelet off!

You are now done!

Stack your paperclip bracelets to have an awesome arm party!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY 😀

Let me know if you have any paperclip bracelet/necklace stories, I’d love to know!

♥ Much Love! ♥

My DIY Tree!

I made all of these, and I’m pretty darn happy! Do check out the Friendship Bracelets page soon – I will be selling some of my goodies 😉

I just came back from London  last night, and the most memorable part of it was meeting the Queen (more on that later) at the Royal Chapel!

I am embarking on a eurotrip tomorrow for 10 days to landlocked European countries, starting with Budapest (Hungary) then off to Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria) and lastly Prague (Czech Republic)!

I will continue to update when I get back, and visit some favourite blogs of mine 😀

Until then, have a great week!

♥ Much love! ♥