I've been wanting to learn how to make a paracord bracelet for a while now. I ordered one for my daughter off Amazon not too long ago. She immediately fell in love with it and wanted to start making her own. So, we looked online for a good tutorial and a place to buy supplies.
**One quick word of caution before getting started…I'd definitely recommend supervising your kids as fire is used to melt the two ends of the paracord together.**
How To Make A Paracord Bracelet…Step By Step
Here's a nice step by step tutorial I found over at AGirlandAGlueGun.com. It's very detailed with lots of photos. The article says that kids 7ish and up can do this, but again, be sure to supervise your kids!
You can get a good deal over at Amazon.com on the paracord and buckles. Paracord Planet makes a nice 550 lb. test strength commercial grade paracord that is great for making paracord bracelets, dog collars, necklaces, keychains, lanyards, and more. This paracord has a 4+ star rating on Amazon and hundreds of great reviews. There are an endless amount of colors available. I stopped counting at 100 and I think I was only in the "C"s.
The best deal I found on buckles was a bag of 120 Bluecell Black Side Release 3/8" Buckles. They were only $8.25 and also had a 4+ star rating and mostly 5 star positive reviews.
Paracord bracelets not only look really cool and fashionable, but the nylon paracord can even be used in an emergency situation. All of the survival experts recommend having paracord rope in your "bug out bag"…you know, for when the SHTF and you have to get out of Dodge! 🙂 So you have multiple uses for your paracord bracelets! The average paracord bracelet will be about 8 feet long.
You could also sell your paracord bracelets for a tidy profit…a great little business for kids! I see paracord bracelets selling all the time for $5-$8+. The only expenses are your paracord and the buckle. The paracord will run you about .08 per foot (when buying in 100 ft. increments) and each buckle will be about .07 each when buying them by the bag. For less than .75 total, you can make a really nice paracord bracelet that looks cool and fantastic, and in an emergency, you can turn into MacGyver and be a hero to your family!
Down below, I've listed a few additional videos that will help you learn how to make a paracord bracelet…and some other cool paracord accessories!
Learning how to weave a 550 paracord (parachute cord) bracelet. I use a jig in this video, but if you do not have a jig, clamping the looped end will suffice…
Quick & Easy Demo on how I make a 550 paracord bracelet
From a beginner's perspective, how to make a lanyard necklace ending with a snake knot out of paracord.
So, there you have it! Now you know how to make a paracord bracelet!