Introduction: How to Reuse Paracord Scraps

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Paracord Lovers,

Ask any one who has ever worked with paracord that there is probably no accurate way to measure the exact length of paracord required to make something. That is the reason there will always be tons of paracord scrap. Ask a beginner like me, tons of the cord is wasted because of improper choice of lengths or improper technique used.

Look at the picture above and you will see what I mean. Those small pieces of paracord always got me thinking that there must be something that can be done or made with those. I did a lot of search on the internet and found some great Ideas, I also came up with some original ideas of mine too. In the end, I started to believe that there is no such thing called paracord scrap. Every single piece is useful.

This instructbale is more like a collection of Ideas unlike a set of instructions. It has instructions where ever required.

REQUEST: Although I have mentioned sources and link for Ideas not mine ( or not sure of license) but in case you are the author of those Ideas and found it inappropriate for me share here, please send me a PM and I will remove it.

If you have any ideas that you want me to include in this ible, please send me a PM with details.

Let's begin the show:)

Step 1: Fashion Finger Rings: Paracord Pieces of Length 6-8 Inch

These fashion rings are my Idea.

There are two designs. Cross Knot and Crown Knot.

See images above and follow:

The first one shows how to create a ring using Cross Knot. Once the knot is made the strings are cut and singed.

The second one shows how to create a ring using Crown Knot. Once the cords are cut and singed I glued a button on top to make it look fancy. You can use beads or other decorative stuff on top.

These rings are not limited to Cross or Crown Knots, experiment more and come up with your own rings.

Step 2: Keychain and Zipper Fobs: Paracord Pieces of Length 8-12 Inch

You can find tons of tutorials on how to create different keychain fobs and zipper pulls on instructables.

The fobs above uses small paracord of 8-12" length and most of them utilizes a Cross Knot and 4-strand diamond knot.

Step 3: Jellyfish: Paracord Pieces of Length 6-10 Inch

A gorgeous looking jellyfish like zipper pull made using 3 short length paracord. Very easy to make

First create a cross knot, introduce third cord, then create a crown knot and finally create a 6-strand diamond knot.

It can also be used as a mobile phone charm.

The Idea came from

Step 4: Lash Points: Paracord Pieces of Length 2-4 Inch

A simple and brilliant Idea.

Take a small piece, cut & singe the ends, stitch it leaving gaps.

Source :

Step 5: Fishing Lure: Paracord Pieces of Length 2-4 Inch

Instructable member RedneckEngineer created an awesome tutorial here.

Step 6: Paracord People Charm or Fob: Paracord Length 1-2 Feet

Instructable member everythinghunt257 created an awesome tutorial here

Step 7: Art and Scrapbooking

When the pieces are too small to make anything, I think they can be used in crafts like greeting cards, scrapbook, photo frame:

Image source :

Step 8: Decorating Fobs : Paracord Pieces of Length 4-8 Inch

Another awesome use of paracord pieces I found today in this instructable created by tbosen

Step 9: Final Thoughts

Thank you for your time to read this ible, I hope that you will find the information here useful.

Should you have questions, feedback or suggestions, please do share in the comments below.

I am thankful to all the authors for their awesome work using paracord scrap.

So... you believe now that there is no such thing called paracord scrap :)

You are awesome.

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