Take the paracord and fold it in half. Insert the center of the cord into the female part of the buckle, just enough to form a small loop.
Take the cord ends and insert them into the loop you just created. Then pull and secure to form a knot.
Take the male end of the buckle and pull it through the free ends of the cord. Slide it just enough so that the cord between the male and female ends fits around your wrist, with an extra inch for good measure.
Position the cord so that the male end of the buckle is facing up. Bring the left strand behind the two center strands and above the right one.
Take the right end and bring it over the center strands and into the loop at the left that you just created. Tighten to form a half knot next to the buckle.
Now repeat with the other end: Bring the right strand behind the center strands and above the left one.
Take the left end and bring it over the center strands and into the loop at the right that you just created. Tighten up the cords to form your first complete knot. We recommend making your knots slightly loose in order to add body to the bracelet.
Continue to repeat steps 4 through 7 until you've knotted all the cord between the buckle ends. Make sure each knot is uniform as you proceed. If not, undo and knot again.
When you've completed your knots, you're ready to trim the left and right ends of your bracelet. Use your scissors to cut each end off, leaving about a quarter inch on each end of the bracelet.
Now, use your lighter to smooth the frayed cord remaining around your bracelet. While the lit cord is still hot, press firmly to melt onto the surrounding cord. We recommend using a butterknife or pair of scissors to do this.
With the bracelet around your wrist, snap the buckle ends together to secure. Now, proudly sport your new para cord bracelet to everyone around you - and don't forget to pass these instructions on to your friends and family!
Here's a video showing you how to make a two-color paracord bracelet:
Or, you could try this method:
We hope you found our paracord bracelet tutorial to be useful. Don't forget to share your tips and comments on our paracord blog post!
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