25 Paracord Projects, Knots, And Ideas To Make On Your Own

Paracord is a versatile tool, so you’ll love trying out these paracord knots and ideas. Keep reading for the complete list of the best paracord projects!

DIY Paracord Projects and Ideas

Paracord 101

Paracord is now the more common term for parachute cord. As a homesteader, I hope you’ve encountered this amazing rope that is useful for survival scenarios and self-sufficiency. Having this on your person at all times can potentially save your life. Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons why a paracord is an essential tool for homesteaders:

Paracords are…

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  • Strong
  • Flexible
  • Stretchable
  • Weatherproof
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth to the touch for comfort
  • Does not break unless cut
  • Easy to cut with a sharp blade
  • The inner thread can be used when needed

Read more about paracords here!

That list is enough reason for me to always have paracord handy. Now that you know why paracord is beneficial, try these projects, knots, and paracord ideas!

1. Four Badass Paracord Knots

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Four Badass Paracord Knots | Paracord Projects | DIY Skills Photo by DIY Projects

Before we go into all the paracord projects, it’s very important to know these four paracord knots. You never know when the right knot might save your life.

2. Four Badass Paracord Hitches

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Paracord Knots and Hitches | How To Make Paracord Hitches Photo by Survival Life

Now that you know some knots, how about a couple of paracord hitches?

Exclusive: My preferred paracord survival tool is only 2 oz and fits anywhere. Grab it here.

3. Cutting 550 Without a Knife

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How To Cut Paracord Without A Knife Photo by Survival Life

No knife, no problem. Here’s a paracord cutting technique you can use in case you’re caught without one.

4. Paracord Belt Project

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How To Make A Paracord Belt | Instructions Photo by DIY Projects

Check out this easy-to-follow tutorial that ensures you’ll have about 8-12 feet of paracord when you need it most. Put your weaving or braiding skills into action on some paracords.

5. 4-Strand Paracord Survival Bracelet

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DIY 4 Strand Paracord Braid | With Core And Buckle Photo by DIY Projects

This paracord project is stylish and functional. From this easy paracord craft, you can come up with other craft and ideas like the ones we have below.

6. Paracord Bracelet Project

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How To Make Paracord Bracelets Photo by DIY Projects

Why make just one kind of paracord bracelet when you can make more? If you’re into both homesteading and prepping, you will love these paracord survival bracelets.

7. Paracord Watchband Project

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How To Make A Paracord Watchband Photo by DIY Projects

Is your watchband wearing out? Try this cool DIY watchband project with paracord.

8. Solid Gear Wrap

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Paracord Projects | Solid Gear Wrap Photo by Survival Life

Tools and weapons won’t ever slip through your hand if you make this DIY gear wrap.

9. Paracord Project Knife Grip

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Paracord Projects | Knife Handle | Instructions Photo by DIY Projects

Now that you have your gear covered, don’t forget about a knife grip. Pick different colors which suit your personality for your personalized knife grip.

Check out my favorite combat knife, comes with a paracord tie. Shop for it here.

10. Paracord Key Fob Project

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How to Make a Paracord Keychain | Instructions Photo by DIY Projects

Here’s a cool DIY keychain that has a hidden compartment. How cool is this paracord key fob project?

Also read: 80 Uses for A Paracord

11. Vapor Pen Lanyard Paracord Project

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DIY Paracord Lanyard For Vapor Pen | Paracord Projects Photo by DIY Projects

Vapor pens are all the rage these days, but they can be awfully expensive. If you’re prone to being forgetful or clumsy, this Vapor Pen lanyard paracord project will keep your loving chemical brother safe and snug around your neck.

12. Snare Trap Paracord Project

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How to Make a Snare Trap with Paracord Photo by DIY Projects

When you’re out in the wild and need to hunt for food, this DIY snare trap will help you out.

13. Giant Monkey Fist Paracord Project

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Paracord Projects: How to make a Giant Monkey Fist Photo by DIY Projects

Did you know you can also use paracord for self-defense? Make your own weapon, a giant monkey fist.

14. DIY Paracord Wallet Project

A wallet made out of paracord? This video from MOD will show you how. It’s just amazing what you can do with paracords!

15. Dog Collar Paracord Project

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Learn to Make a Paracord Dog Collar | Instructions Photo by DIY Projects

Even your furry friend can have his own paracord accessory. See how you can make a dog collar using paracord here.

16. Hammock Chair Paracord Project

When you just want to relax, this paracord hammock chair will be perfect. Watch this video from Intense Angler for the tutorial!

Also, check out my favorite Stone Mountain Hammock.

17. Paracord Project: DIY Headphones

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Paracord DIY Headphones | Paracord DIY Projects Photo by DIY Projects

You’ll never have tangled headphones ever again. The best thing about this DIY headphone paracord project is, you don’t have to make a single knot.

18. Paracord Bullwhip

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Paracord Bullwhip Photo by Instructables

If you’re a homesteader, a whip is handy around your homestead. Old-fashioned bullwhips are getting hard to come by, so find out how you can make one with this paracord bullwhip project.

19. Ring Paracord Project

It’s really amazing what you can make with paracord. You can even try your skill in making a DIY ring with this video from The Weavers of Eternity Paracord Tutorials.

20. Paracord Pouch Project

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How To Make A Paracord Pouch Photo by Paracord Guild

Need something to hold your phone or put your valuables in? This paracord pouch is not only cute, but it’s useful in an emergency or survival situation.

21. Paracord Keychains, Earrings, and Pendant

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How to Tie The Pipa Knot Photo by Paracord Guild

Learn how to tie a simple pipa knot from paracord and you can make different accessories with it. You can make keychains, earrings, and a pendant with a paracord in this easy tutorial.

22. De’Ana Star Paracord Project

Learn another fancy paracord craft and make the De’Ana Star from paracord. With this paracord fusion ties video tutorial from Tying It All Together, you try making more crafts from this technique.

23. Paracord Sandals Project

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How To Make Paracord Foot Wear Photo by Instructables

Now, this has truly surprised me. A footwear you can make out of paracord is so much lighter than what you can buy at stores. You can even repurpose your old footwear with this paracord idea.

24. Cow Hitched Paracord Pouch

Carry your water bottle with ease in your very own paracord pouch. It’s not as complicated as you think and will be very handy around the homestead. Learn how to in this video from Knot Natural.

25. Paracord Headband Project

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Paracord Headbands – Learn the Cobra Knot! Photo by Moms & Crafters

Whoever said you can’t be stylish and prepared at the same time? This DIY headband is both beautiful and practical.

Got time for one more? Try this Mad Max Snake Knot Paracord Bracelet Tutorial from The Weavers of Eternity Paracord Tutorials:

There you go, self-sufficient DIY buddies! Paracord projects and ideas which can be very handy around the homestead. This is definitely one homesteading skill you should consider getting good at. Pretty soon you won’t only be doing paracord projects for beginners. You might go ahead and make advanced paracord projects to sell!

Which of these paracord projects will you give a try this weekend? Let us know below in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 2, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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