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Paracord Lovers,

Ask any one who has ever worked with paracord that there is probably no accurate way to measure the exact length of paracord required to make something. That is the reason there will always be tons of paracord scrap. Ask a beginner like me, tons of the cord is wasted because of improper choice of lengths or improper technique used.

Look at the picture above and you will see what I mean. Those small pieces of paracord always got me thinking that there must be something that can be done or made with those. I did a lot of search on the internet and found some great Ideas, I also came up with some original ideas of mine too. In the end, I started to believe that there is no such thing called paracord scrap. Every single piece is useful.

This instructbale is more like a collection of Ideas unlike a set of instructions. It has instructions where ever required.

REQUEST: Although I have mentioned sources and link for Ideas not mine ( or not sure of license) but in case you are the author of those Ideas and found it inappropriate for me share here, please send me a PM and I will remove it.

If you have any ideas that you want me to include in this ible, please send me a PM with details.

Let's begin the show:)

 
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Step 1: Fashion finger rings: Paracord pieces of length 6-8 inch

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These fashion rings are my Idea.

There are two designs. Cross Knot and Crown Knot.

See images above and follow:

The first one shows how to create a ring using Cross Knot. Once the knot is made the strings are cut and singed.

The second one shows how to create a ring using Crown Knot. Once the cords are cut and singed I glued a button on top to make it look fancy. You can use beads or other decorative stuff on top.

These rings are not limited to Cross or Crown Knots, experiment more and come up with your own rings.

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Paracordist25 months ago

Great instructable, I would use most of these great ideas, except I have made formulas of exactly how much cord to use... down to the inch for most of my creations and products. Great job though!

I too would like to see these formulae.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Paracordist25 months ago

Thank you so much :). Would you mind if ask you to share your formula :)

man this is really cool gr8 info to know
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Paracordaholic6 months ago

Thank you :), I am glad you liked it.

sunshiine7 months ago

I like the rings and the heart!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sunshiine7 months ago

Yaaayy!! rings were totally my Idea :).

Awesome! I loved the button!

bthompson237 months ago
Little hard to follow with the first one
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  bthompson237 months ago

I am sorry I do not understand what you mean.

kbc27 months ago
i did the ible for the para cord keyring. keywords paracord and keyring. hopefully atleast a little entertaining.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  kbc27 months ago

Wow... I liked the Idea. Thank you for letting me know:)

shazni7 months ago
How about headband accents, book marks ...the list is endless :-)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  shazni7 months ago

Thank you Shazni :). Why don't you help me extend this list :)

would love to. ..except I'm trying to squeeze time to get my papercraft project done. :-\

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  shazni7 months ago

No worries.. this one is not pressed for time :).And I an excited to see what are you up to :)

It's 3 a.m. and I have just published my instructable ! let me know what you think :-) I'm like soooo trying for the Papercraft Contest!!

rushing off to take a couple of hours of sleep now :-]

Awesome work Tarun! love the keychain fobs ;)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz7 months ago

Thank you, Thank you Muhaiminah :D

elliemae617 months ago

Cool idea - yes young girls will love this. I am using my scraps to make a 'rag rug' type guitar strap. You can really weave anything you want just by fusing together your scraps. The different colors can make really cool colors when finished weaving.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  elliemae617 months ago

Aha... I see you have an ible in progress. That looks great.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  elliemae617 months ago

Wow... 'rag rug' sounds great. Please share a picture if you have one. Thank you :)

kbc27 months ago
will do... i will tag you or pm you when i get it done again.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  kbc27 months ago

I would really appreciate that. Thank you.

kbc27 months ago
ohh and cool ideas, my daughter enjoys the rings.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  kbc27 months ago

Thank you much :), I am glad your daughter likes em. I hope you make few for her.

kbc27 months ago
another use for smaller pieces is on key rings. some of my smaller rings would snag and pull open. find your length, remove the core fibers, carefully melt the ends, and with a little patients... feed it onto the keyring just like your keys. makes for a decorative keyring and somewhat quiets the keys.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  kbc27 months ago

Wow I like the Idea, can you post a picture of this for better understanding :). Thank you for stopping by.

emlu.voon7 months ago

Neato ideas, love especially the rings and jellyfish!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  emlu.voon7 months ago

Thank you :), those are my favorite too :)

lindarose927 months ago

I have MANY scraps so this is very useful, thank you for sharing Tarun! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose927 months ago

Thank you so much Linda :)

Abigail027 months ago
Wow great ideas!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Abigail027 months ago

Thanks Abigail

faiza0077 months ago
I threw all those little pieces few days ago.. :/
By the way this is very interesting..I really like the fashion finger ring..so creative.. :)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  faiza0077 months ago

Oh.. that's sad, but now you will remember for next time :).

Rings came up really cute. Thanks Faiza :)

tasn10037 months ago
Yes, even I find the jellyfish really nice.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  tasn10037 months ago

Thank you so much :), Jellyfish Rocks :)

Shubh V7 months ago
Best n beautiful use of scrap !! liked fashion finger rings a lot.Ur instrutable is very informative dr very nicely collated...
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Shubh V7 months ago

Thank you so much dear friend :) I am so glad you liked it.

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