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This instructable is to show you how to make a wrist strap to hold your Nalgene or similar water bottle. (My First Instructable)
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Step 1:

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Start by measuring the length of the strap that you want by taking a piece of paracord and looping it around the top of the bottle just below the lip of where the cap goes on. As shown. I used about 2 1/2 ft. of #325 cord. Allowing a little extra for the loop where the snap (or whatever you want to use) can be attached.

Step 2:

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I used a cobra weave on this project. Mark on the first piece how much paracord it takes going around the bottle neck before starting the weave. Then take a new piece about 6 1/2 ft. and start the weave on the first piece. Because we are using two pieces of cord you can adjust the weave if needed. Also you can leave the cord around the bottle if you prefer.
Start by making a simple knot,making sure both side are even lengths, then take the left side behind the cord that is going around the bottles neck. Now take the right side going under or behind the left piece, then go over the (in this case) green piece and through the loop on the other side. Now pull both sides till they are tight at the top. So now your are going to repeat it going from the opposite direction. Taking the right side and go behind the green making a loop, and then take the left side go behind the piece coming from the right, then go over the green and through the loop. Bringing it tight against the previous weave. Keep doing this till you get about 3" from the bottom.

vemven made it!3 months ago
Made this for my friend to use on her baby carriage
jdavis8 (author)  vemven3 months ago

Cool!Good job it looks nice!

SparkySolar9 months ago

Thank you for your Instructable

Nice job.


jdavis8 (author)  SparkySolar9 months ago
Robert521 year ago

What was the purpose of the two different colors used in the photos. Are they the same cord or does the colors represent two different parts of the same cord?

jdavis8 (author)  Robert521 year ago

They are two different cords. But it was mostly so that one could tell what was going on better. (Not to mention I liked the two different color look.) I guess you could make it all with one piece if you wanted to as well.

ednamode1 year ago

hi! have you tried tying the paracord onto the handle directly, reinforcing it?

jdavis8 (author)  ednamode1 year ago
I have looped the bigger loop through the smaller one and it worked fine, but that is all.
virusdm1 year ago
made one today- nice quick project!
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jdavis8 (author)  virusdm1 year ago
Cool! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have mine!

Nice job! I need one of these :D

jdavis8 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago