Picture of Paracord Desert Flower Medallion
All creative souls,

I never thought working with paracord would be so much fun until today. It is proved over & over again and today that there is no creative inspiration source better than instructables, I love you .

Paracord projects always amazed me and I thought they are too difficult to work with but having seen here so many of them, few days back I finally decided to get my hands dirty and I am so glad that I did.

This project is a decorative flower, known as Desert Flower created to look like a medallion or pendant. It can be a lovely gift and can also be wore as a neck piece. Very unique.

Please don't get overwhelmed by so many number of steps, you will find them very easy to work with, step-by-step.

I tired to incorporate all my learnings into this instructable, some of them are very basic and I hope it will help beginners like me.

This is my first ever paracord project and I worked really hard to put this up as an instructable. I hope you will like it and vote for it.

Lets begin.

Step 1: Stuff that you will need

Picture of Stuff that you will need
To make this paracord medallion, you would need the following:

  1. 1 paracord of 5 ft length of color of your choice (white in this ible)
  2. 1 paracord off 6 ft length of color of your choice (red in this ible)
  3. A sharp scissor.
  4. A cigarette lighter.
You can increase the length of the cords to make a bigger medallion.


The respectful thing to do in the maker community is to give credit to the origin of your project idea if it isn't your own. JD Lenzen is a great supporter of the knot tying community and shares some amazing ideas that he worked very hard to design and share.



Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  thundersticks1 year ago

You are right about the credits and I thank you for providing the links. I had not seen them because I had bought his book Paracord Fusion ties Vol.2 and learned the technique

According to his book, here is the excerpt

"To the question:Is it okay to make and sell the knots and ties presented in the TIAT books and online videos?The answer is yes. Absolutely! It is my intent that others use my knots and ties as they wish, for profit, fundraising, gifts, or otherwise. I would appreciate it if you didn’t change their names. Still, granting this request— however appreciated—is ultimately up to you. So don’t hesitate to start an online business or anywhere else you think fusion paracord ties would be appreciated. Just promise me one thing.

If your livelihood is improved to the point where you can afford to give back to your community, through tithing, gifts, or donation, please do. Just think of it as paying forward the gifts fusion knotting gave to you"

Since I have not changed the name and also all the pictures are 100% original, I have no intentions to hide the credits but since it forgot to mention, I can not deny that I should given appropriate credits.

KraftyKrew1 year ago

i am going to do a cross between this and a cross to create an ankh.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  KraftyKrew1 year ago

Great..good luck :)

elliemae61 made it!1 year ago

This is my version - designed to hang from rear view mirror or hook on to anything you want. Not quite the same as yours but yours was my inspiration!!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  elliemae611 year ago

Oh.. That is so cool, I loved it even though it is not the same but it is looking awesome. Please check your inbox :)

implode7071 year ago
Thank you! This will make a great gift!
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Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  implode7071 year ago

Wow... your look just super awesome. I love the colors you chose. Thank you so much for sharing :)

elliemae611 year ago

nice project - going to try and make for hanging on your car rear view mirror. After all you never know when you can use some paracord in your car!!

Excellent instructions, very detailed and clear.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  elliemae611 year ago

Wow.. That is an excellent idea. Thank you so much for your kind words.

yoyopig1 year ago


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  yoyopig1 year ago

没有对不起我不说话。我很高兴你喜欢我的项目。试试这个 http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=zh-CN&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Fid%2FParacord-Desert-Flower-Medallion%2F

yoyopig1 year ago


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  yoyopig1 year ago

尽量使用图片,看看您是否能理解。 :)

yoyopig1 year ago

Can not read English。

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  yoyopig1 year ago

I am so sorry :( I hope the pictures can help you.

Thank you for stopping by.

shazni1 year ago

That is lovely! I still haven't figured out what paracord is called here...must try once i do find it!. btw...is Paracoard stretchy? or doesn't it flex? Thanks!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  shazni1 year ago

Thank you so much Shazni :). I had the same problem finding it. Paracords have very little elasticity. Try finding it with name parachute cords at shops those sell macrame strings or similar stuff.

grrr211 year ago

Very well written & photographed. Good job.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  grrr211 year ago

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

pretty !! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Sonam Sawant1 year ago

Thank you :]

antoniraj1 year ago

nicely done Tarun Upadhyaya

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  antoniraj1 year ago

Thank you so much for your appreciations Sir. :)

These look lovely! Your pictorial tutorial (rhymes.. heh) is really clear, so thanks for sharing.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  watchmeflyy1 year ago

Thank you so much for your appreciation. I am so glad you liked :).

It looks really nice!!

Thank you so much Emily:)