Paracord can be used for so many different things. There are dozens of DIY projects you can do in an afternoon, which we’ll get to soon.
There are different knots that are used in certain situations, it can be used for specific gear purposes. There is something called Paracord braiding which is a common hobby for preppers and other paracord users as well.
So if you’re looking for enough ideas to last you a while, this post is for you.
55 Easy Paracord Projects
This is an extensive list of paracord projects that you can make in an afternoon. All of the projects don’t take very long to complete and don’t cost much to do.
Paracord is one of the most useful survival tools to have with you at all times. Learning how to make other tools and how to use the rope better will make you more self-sufficient by multiples.
Improving our DIY skills are always a good thing in case SHTF and we need to live off the grid. Also in just everyday life.
Becoming more self-reliant allows us to save money and resources by taking on it yourself projects.
There are a couple of paracord bracelet projects in this list as well as advanced paracord projects.
You’ll be able to get a few paracord ideas from this list.
Let’s start with number one on the list.
Project #1: Paracord Snow Shoes
Project #2: Paracord Rifle Sling
Project #3: Paracord Grenade
Project #4: Dog Harness
Project #5: Swiss Army Knife Case
Project #6: Paracord Rock Sling
Project #7: Paracord Army Man
Have you ever seen those little green army men?
Project #8: Paracord Self Defense Key Fob
Project #9: Paracord Snare Trap
Project #10: Paracord Dog Collar
Project #11: Paracord Laced Pallet Hanging Chair
This tutorial shows you how to make a laced pallet hanging chair to relax in with paracord.
Project #12: Paracord Bundle Compression Strap and Handle
This compression guide tells you step-by-step how to make a DIY compression strap and handle.
Project #13: Multi-color Paracord Can Koozie
This one will give you the full instructions on how to make a multi-color DIY paracord can koozie.
Project #14: Paracord Drawstring Pouch
This is a guide for making a DIY paracord drawstring pouch.
Project #15: Paracord Ring
Make some bling by making your own paracord ring.
Project #16: Paracord Cobra Knot Ring
Or make this paracord cobra knot ring.
Project #17: Paracord Watchband
It’s time to make a paracord watchband.
RELATED: How to make a paracord bracelet.
Project #18: Paracord Eyeglass Lanyard
Project #19: DIY Parachute Cord Belt
Project #20: Paracord Giant Monkey Fist
The paracord giant monkey fist is one of the best survival tools for self-defense you could have. It’s common for concealed carriers to carry a paracord monkey fist with their EDC kit and EDC backpack.
Here’s how to make a paracord giant monkey fist.
Project #21: Paracord Multi-Tool Pouch
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a paracord multi-tool pouch.
Project #22: Bottle Net
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make a paracord bottle net.
Project #23: Paracord Koozie
This project is one of my favorite.
Check out the tutorial with instructions on how to make a paracord koozie, you can make one in about 20 minutes. Drinking a beer out of a paracord pouch you made yourself makes it taste that much better.
#24 DIY Paracord Hammock
Having a hammock when camping or backpacking is one of the essential items to have. You can make one with paracord.
Watch this video on how to do it.
Project #25: Paracord Hammock in a Nalgene
Do you like to sleep in hammocks?
Here’s another hammock you can make with paracord. See the full instructions here.
Project #26: Paracord Water Jug Harness
Need an easy way to protect your water jug? You probably have one of the best survival canteens. Make a harness out of paracord to protect it so it remains the best for years to come.
Project #27: Paracord Belt
Here’s how to make a survival belt out of paracord.
Project #28: Paracord Watchband
This is another guide from Instructables on how to make a DIY paracord watchband for a paracord watch.
Project #29: Paracord Hanging Chair
Project #30: Paracord Bullwhip
Project #31: Paracord Bracelet With a Side Release Buckle
There are many different survival bracelets you can make. This one has a side release buckle.
Project #32: Paracord Knife Handle Wrap
Project #33: Paracord Bow Sling
The bow sling has many uses for survival.
Make a DIY bow sling with paracord, see the instructions below.
Project #34: Paracord Camp Chair
Need a camping chair? Make your own DIY paracord chair, watch below.
Project #35: Quick Deploy Paracord Bracelet
Project #36: Paracord Fids
Project #37: Paracord Tent Rigging
You can use paracord for tent rigging as well.
Project #38: Paracord Lanyard
Want to know how to braid paracord lanyard
Project #39: Paracord Wallet
One of the most overlooked items in EDC gear is the wallet. Your wallet can make a big difference in your day to day activities. Make an ultra slim tactical paracord wallet with paracord.
Project #40: Paracord Dog Toys
You have the best survival dog, make a dog toy out of paracord and see if he can rip it apart. Put the 550-rope to the test.
Project #41: Paracord iPhone Cable
Project #42: Paracord keychain with Secret Compartment
Project #43: Project #1: Paracord iPhone Case
Project #44: Paracord Backpack Strap Wrap
Project #45: Lighter Wrap
Project #46: Paracord Double Monkey Fist Bookmark
Project #47: Paracord Survival Donut
Project #48: Paracord Harpoon
Project #49: Paracord Bandolier
Or a nerf version.
Project #50: Paracord Fender Keychain
Project #51: Paracord Laptop Harness
Project #52: Paracord Weaved Paracord
Check out this tutorial from Indestructibles on Paracord weaves.
Project #53: Compression Sack
Project #54: Coin Pouch
Project #55: Paracord Ammo Bracelet
This is one of the more badass paracord projects that you can make.
If you’re interested in a book with more paracord projects, check out the best paracord books section in The Survival Library.
Paracord is an essential item to have in your survival kits and bug-out bags.
Have you ever made any of these paracord projects? Let us know which ones below in the comments.