Introduction: Paracord Lighter Wrap

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This Instructable will show you how, to wrap a lighter in paracord. Why do that? I did it because it gives me a better grip on the lighter, it looks cool and I can leave the string hanging out of my pocket so I don't have to dig around for my much used lighter.

Sorry about the low picture quality. This is something I did a while ago and took apart to make an Instructable, my first one. Enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies

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All you need is a lighter, a couple feet of paracord, and something to cut the paracord with.

Step 2: Start the Wrap

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Now we will start wrapping the lighter. First, make a loop in one end of the paracord and put it on the back of the lighter. The loop should extend above the top of the lighter and both ends of the cord should extend past the bottom of the lighter. Make one end about two inches long and the other is the full length of the paracord.

Then take the long end and start wrapping it around the lighter. On the first wrap, make sure you the cord is wrapped over itself, that keeps it from undoing itself. Keep going all the way to the top, keeping the wraps tight and close together.

Step 3: Finishing

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After you wrap all the way to the top part of the plastic on the lighter, put the end of the paracord through the loop. Then pull the short end tight, closing the loop and holding the wraps. Now you can trim the end, and if you want you can braid or knot the other end for a decorative pull. You cloud also do the whole thing upside down, then the long cord would come from the top of the lighter. You can also trim both ends if you don't want a lanyard.


SpectrumArts_ made it! (author)2015-09-19

Very nice! made mine shorter and with a monkey fist at the end.

José Trejo (author)2015-08-03


helmethedd made it! (author)2015-06-14

easy peasy

canderson58 (author)2014-02-02

Great instructions minus the length of cord used. I cut off three feet of cord and it fell just short of making it halfway up my lighter. My best suggestion is to use 4', maybe a little more to be safe.

canderson58 (author)canderson582014-02-02

Okay, so I posted this comment before measuring the cord and wrapping my lighter. I just took the entire length of cord without cutting any off, wrapped up my lighter, pulled the length of cord through the loop, and cut it off. This resulted in not having to measure and only coming out with about 1/4" of waste.

ParaGunner1324 (author)2014-01-06

This is the best wrapping instructable for wrapping I've ever seen. Great job! Here's some things I made.
You'll notice I used cobra wrap on the end of the lighter for a bigger grip.

gibsonrose28 (author)2013-06-13

I just wanted to thank you for the idea just started to do paracording and I love it am looking forward to doing alot of things I will keep you informed.

BUCKSHOT12 (author)2013-05-05

"It uses more cord but i think it looks cool." Isn't that the idea when using para-cord to wrap things? So you have as much cordage as possible in an emergency/survival situation.

lucaskelso (author)2013-03-30

On the lighter i used a monkeys fist instead of a braid. It uses more cord but i think it looks cool.

lucaskelso (author)2013-03-30

I tried this out on a lighter and i think i'll wrap a bunch of stuff like that. I'm gonna try wrapping my bow handle and seeing how that shoots.

fordman15243 (author)2009-06-21

So basically, your just whipping a lighter? xD I wonder if I could do this same thing, but with a smaller diameter string, such as sewing thread...

would looks nice,.. and perhaps be useful in a survival situation...

busterbuster18724 (author)2011-09-25

can you do a flash light instead of a lighter?

Yep. Have a look a this

Tommi Potx (author)2011-06-05

Good idea; mine cord or 2-3 mm cord would look nice.

Lhtrf (author)2010-05-15

so basically you are doing the hangman's noose?

oud25 (author)Lhtrf2010-07-10

thats what im thinking but idk if it is but same basic principle looks like

lilpepsikraker (author)2009-09-02

I made a pretty stable wrap just with a torch(was afraid I was going to make the bic explode! lulz) instead of leaving a lanyard pull, I cut it and slid it on the other side. It also provides a better grip because the sides are nearly symmetrical. Note the clear pictures-lulz-i decided to actually use my tripod.

Oh, and when I tried to slide it in the other side, I used my nail file thing on my Vic SAK to pry it, and ended up dipping the cord in water to make it stretch (nylon expands when wet, shrinks when dry

Nice job! I love it where people do a project and post the results!

Kryptonite (author)2010-04-20

Nice whipping!

abadfart (author)2010-03-19

very nice this would make a good knife handle  

METALBLADE (author)abadfart2010-03-19

Yeah I wrapped my tomahawk handle the same way it works great!

halocline_ (author)2009-08-11

Also I super glued both my first and my final loop so that it's impossible for the cord to unwind. That way you have a stable lanyard. I have made mine with tiny monkey fist at the end of the lanyard and it's pretty cool. Thanks for the idea!

sharlston (author)2009-07-30

if you have a broken lighter in need of fixing go to my post to get it fixed

heres the link:

Leon Close (author)2009-06-25

I'm a big fan of adding lengths of cord or string to stuff. My phone, keys and stuff like that all have brightly coloured tails. Mostly it's to make it easier to find vital items but many times I've used the cord for something when I'm out and about.

METALBLADE (author)Leon Close2009-06-25

Yeah I always like to have some string on me, it comes in handy more than people would think!

SkateboardingForLife (author)2009-06-17

this uses way more than 3 feet

Marble of Doom (author)2009-06-15

Hey great job. Where's a good place for cheap paracord?

i got 50 feet at academy sports for 2 dollars

rownhunt (author)Marble of Doom2009-06-16

surplus military stores

I get mine at . The seller Daybreak Enterprises sells the real stuff, and it's about a buck for ten feet. It comes in 50 and 100 foot rolls, pretty handy, and in the a few colors.

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