Introduction: Paracord Duct Tape Keychain

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For a while I have been looking for a way to carry duct tape on me and I have finally found a solution that works for me. Now to some people carrying duct tape with you might seam a little strange, but I carry duct tape for the same reason I carry a flashlight, because I don't need it very often, but when I do I sure am glad to have it.

Step 1: Gather the Needed Supplies

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You are going to need:
The paracord you wish to use, in my case I was using a 3' scrap of royal blue
Matches or a lighter to singe your paracord
A knife or scissors to cut the paracord, I just used my pocket knife
Duct tape 
You will probably also want a key ring or something similar to attach the finished fob to your keys. I rummaged through my box of paracord goodies and found several different things that I thought might work. I finally settled on the black plastic swivel snap.

Step 2: Building the Duct Tape Key Chain

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The first thing I did was to attach the paracord to swivel. I did this with a simple hitch. Next what I did was to tie a two strand diamond knot in the cord about three inches down from the swivel. You don't have to use a diamond knot, a simple overhand works just fine, but I think it makes the piece look better. I you want to learn how to tie a diamond knot click here. Then you simply begin wrapping duct tape around the paracord between the swivel and the diamond knot. When you have a satisfactory amount of duct tape simply cut it off. Then you can cut the paracord to length and singe the ends. I just added two overhand knots to make it a little bit fancier. Congratulations, your paracord duct tape storage key chain is now complete.


stevebarnett made it! (author)2016-05-20

I have made something similar to this. My only suggestion to improve on your idea is to take the tube from a pen, cut it to two inches and wrap the tape around the tube. If you roll it to the size of a D cell battery, it will give you about five yards of tape.

matissekitty made it! (author)2016-02-16

I saw duct tape keychains online for $20 and knew it was the perfect thing for my brother's birthday. Consequently, I was overjoyed to see this Instructable. One thing I added was a section of Polarpipe (see below for remainder of pipe) to stabilize the dict tape as the first time I made it , the duct tape looked all bumpy.

christophe.barclay made it! (author)2015-09-30

great idea !!! I think I'm gona make more of them. Very handy to have some duct tape without needing to have all the roll in the bag

maxman (author)2014-05-25

I will definitely use this awesome idea. Thank you so much. So simple and useful.

audreyobscura (author)2014-05-20

Simple and Awesome. Great Job!

hawcrofta (author)audreyobscura2014-05-21


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