In this instructable I will show you how to make a Paracord dog collar. You can follow the same steps and make a bracelet too if you want.
Step 1: Materials
To make the paracord dog collar you need 5 materials.
- Collar Chain or a Buckle
- A Different Colour of Paracord
- A Lighter
I used 14 feet of each colour and had a lot left over for a 14 inch collar so I would recommend you use less, maybe 11 feet.
Step 2: Fusing the Two Colours
You need to fuse your two colours together at the ends before you start the tying. To do this you must hold them in your hand and heat them evenly until they start to melt into a blob. The paracord should be held in the blue sectionof your flame so that it doesnt light on fire and get black.
Step 3: Looping on to the Chain
You need to psuh your fused end of paracord through your chain and make a loop. After you do this push the other end of paracord through that loop all the way as i have done in the pictures.
Step 4: Other Side
Now push the paracord through the other side, if you had a buckle you would want to push it up from the inside of what loop you made.
Step 5: The Basic Weave
The steps for this weave are very basic and remain the same for the whole collar.
- First step is to take your first colour (green), the one you want to be more dominant, and make a loop with it crossing over the middle as I have shown in the picture.
- Second step is to wrap your other colour (yellow) around and under the middle section of the collar. The picture shows this better than I can explain.
- Finally you want to pull the yellow cord through the green loop and pull both ends tight. You want to check your length as it gets harder and harder to adjust length the further along you go with the weave. Make sure your knots are tight and even so the collar is uniform.
Step 6: Progress
This is what yours should look like
Step 7: Progress
Step 8: Almost Finished
You can push your weave up and you will get more space for final knots
Step 9: Final Knot
This is where I did my final knot.
Step 10: Final Steps
Trim the excess paracord off.
Step 11: Last Step
Melt the trimmed paracord so that it doesn't unravel and you're done!
Step 12: Conclusion
Here is the final product and how yours should look too if you followed the steps correctly. I hope you enjoyed this instructable, comment pictures of your results!