DIY Paracord Bracelet

Are you guys done with the Christmas shopping yet? (I can hear most of you go HA HA HA) I got most of my Christmas shopping done in NYC (puuh!!). Don't worry, I will be posting DIY Christmas gift ideas and summaries all the way till Christmas eve! :) 

Let's start off with a new DIY though. This one will work as a gift for a guy or a girl. Depending a little bit on the guy I guess, but my brothers love them! :)

You will need:
Paracord cord
Big-ish clasp
Charm
Long nose pliers
Hairpin
Lighter

I got everything at Perlehuset.

Cut about 90cm of the cord you want to have in the center, and about twice that amount for the cord you want to use to macramé. My clasp had two jump rings and one "clasp ring".
Add one jump ring to the cord you want as your center.

Add the other jump ring to the opposite side, then pull the cord back down. I used the hair clip to hold the cords in the right position till I started the macrame part. 

Remove the white string from the center of the cord. 

I started doing macrame like this post here then removed the hairpin.
(other macrame posts 1, 2, 34 if you are feeling eager)

When you come to the end, make the three last "knots" loose, then pull the ends back through. Use the pliers to tighten the three knots. 

Pull the ends back tighter.

Cut the ends of and melt them with a lighter.. BE CAREFUL! 

Add a charm if you want too :) 

Love
Kat

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I choose the supplies for this post myself at Perlehuset without having to pay for it. All opinions are my own. I would never feature projects that I didn’t love, created and wore myself.