In this instructable, I'll show you how to make your own cheap paracord pot (all you need is glue and paracord)!
It is very simple to do and looks nice on your desk.
Step 1: Materials
for this project you will need,
A glue gun, a mold (I used an old glass,) remember that it will probably get glue on it. In hindsight I probably should have used something skinnier because in the end my pot was quite wide. you'll also need some paracord, I used quite thick paracord. 3m (which is what I used) will give you a pot which is about 2/3 the length of a new pencil.
Step 2: Creating the Base
Start off by rolling the end of the paracord into the smallest possible circle. Then let go of the paracord and glue the curled up end of the paracord facing away from the center, then roll it up again.
The reason you should roll it up first is then it makes it much easier to roll it with the glue on. once you've done that, keep gluing the side of your paracord that should be against the circle until you've covered your base. Remember that your paracord circle should be wider then the base of your mold to allow you to build up the walls of your pot (as you can see in the last picture).
Step 3: Building Up the Sides
Once you've finished the base, start building up the walls of your pot by putting glue on the top side of your outer most paracord round, then curl your paracord ontop of your glue, keep doing that till you reached the end, I used my glass as a base to make sure that my beginning was round and it's a good idea to use it all the way up, but I didn't and as a result my walls are slightly curvy! Just remember to be careful not to stick your mould to your paracord!
Step 4: Enjoy Your New Pot!
And there you have it, your own fully functioning pencil holder! To remind you of the times you used paracord in the great outdoors!
On my pot there was quite a lot of strands of glue hanging down, but I just pulled them off, you can also pick some of the really obvious glue off the outside but it didn't really bother me.