To make a paracord bracelet, attach a 10-foot paracord to a clasp, and work the line in a series of knots. You need a measurement of your wrist, a 10-foot-long paracord, a side release buckle, a ruler, a pair of scissors and a lighter.
- Attach the male connector of the side release buckle
Fold the paracord in half. Thread the loose ends of the paracord through the bottom opening of the male connector. Pull the ends through the opening, and thread them through the loop at the other end of the paracord.
- Attach the female connector of the side release buckle
Align the base of the clips on the male connector with the 0-inch mark on the ruler. Thread the loose ends of the paracord through the opening on the female connector. Bring the female connector closer to the male connector until the opposite end of the female connector aligns with the spot on the ruler that matches your wrist measurement.
- Flip the paracord
Flip both connectors so that the side of the female connector that the loose ends are coming out of are facing up. Pull the loose ends to either side so that there is one loose paracord line on the left, two lines in the middle, and another loose end on the right.
- Create the knots
Pull the left line underneath the middle lines and over the right line. Pull the right line over the middle lines and through the loop on the left side. Pull both lines to either side to tighten the knot. Repeat those steps, but start with the right line. Repeat until you reach the end of the bracelet, alternating between starting with the left line, and then starting with the right line.
- Finish the bracelet
Slide the remaining loose ends through the top opening of the male connector. Pull them back, and thread them through the loop of the last knot you made. Cut the ends at the base of the knot until they are 1/4 inch in length. Use the flame of the lighter to seal the ends.