Introduction: How to Make a Flashing LED Paracord Bracelet

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Learn how to make flashing LED paracord bracelets to make sure you can be seen!

Step 1: You Will Need...

To make your LED paracord bracelet you will need the following things:


Tape measure



An LED wrist band of some sort

Step 2: Measure Your Paracord

To make an 8" bracelet you will need approximately 8 feet of paracord. Cut a little bit longer if you want to be certain you'll have enough!

Step 3: Your First Knot

When you are ready to begin weaving place your LED band over the centre of the paracord. Take the left side cord and cross it over the band and then underneath the right side cord. Then take the right side cord underneath the LED band and up through the gap you have made with the left. Then pull tight!

Step 4: Repeat on the Other Side

Now you need to do the same thing but starting with the cord on the right hand side this time. Take the right cord over the LED band and under the left cord. Take the left cord behind the LED band and up through the gap. Pull tight!

Step 5: Carry on Weaving

Now you just need to keep repeating that pattern all the way down the band. Be careful with your spacing though. Try to keep it as even as possible all way down as it can be tricking to readjust it afterwards.

Step 6: Seal the Deal

When you reach the end, pull the paracord tight. Snip the ends short and take your lighter to melt them slightly. Pat them down with your finger to bond them to the rest of the paracord and they won't come undone.

Step 7: Light It Up!

These LED bracelets are great for wearing out in the dark whether you are walking, running or cycling to keep you safe and make sure you can be seen. And of course they are always good for a rave too! Most LED bands, like the ones I have here, have 3 lighting modes so you can make them flash slowly, fast or stay on constantly. There are tons of colour options too! Check out mine here

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