I will show you how to make a wrap for a strait-walled aluminum water bottle out of 550 cord/paracord. I will be using some decorative knots that are fairly easy to master during the process. We will be using a modified Chinese Good luck knot and a Cross Knot.
You will need the following:
-An aluminum water bottle
-Four stands of paracord each measuring 112" inches (448" total) or shorter depending on what you do at step 6.
-A lighter (for melting the ends of the paracords closed)
-Scissors or knife
-About 4-6 Hours
Step 1: Choosing the Water Bottle
The water bottle I chose to use was a generic aluminum water bottle I got a Kohl's Department store for about $5 two years ago. It was a good candidate for this project because it is strait-walled and has a large mouth. Feel free to use one that has curves to it, it will just be a bit harder to get a tight weave on it since you will have to weave it while it is on the bottle.