How To Make A Paracord Buddy
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In this video by Mr. Coop, you will learn how to make a paracord buddy using scraps of paracord. Why throw away your paracord scraps when you can make a paracord buddy for your key chain or as a gift? Teach your friends how to make a paracord buddy using TITAN Paracord!
DIY Paracord Instructions
Do you have scraps of paracord lying around? Considering throwing them out? Don’t! Use those left over scraps of paracord to make a paracord buddy for your key chain or as a gift.
To make a paracord buddy you will need a lighter, a wooden bead, a key ring, and of course some paracord scraps. To help put the bead on find one of the smallest pieces of paracord scraps and take out the inside material. Separate out one of the strands from inside and set the rest aside. You will need this single strand in the next few steps.
To start, pick a shorter piece of paracord and tie a knot at one of the ends. Make the knot as close to the end as possible. Trim off the fray and using the lighter, melt the knot slightly. This will keep it from coming apart and fraying. Bend the paracord over with the knotted end as far down as you would like the body long, the knotted end will determine where the bottom of the leg will be. This paracord will make up the head, legs, and part of the body. So you want it to be at least three to four inches long.
Next, take the strand you separated from the insides and put it through the bend of the paracord, bringing the ends together so they are the same lengths on either side of the bend. Now put the wooden bead on both ends of the strand and pull it down to the paracord, while holding on to the strand ends. To get the bead on the paracord, pull the bead down towards the paracord and at the same time, pull the strand ends in the opposite direction. You want the bead to be about half an inch from the bend in the paracord to start. You can remove the strand and put it to the side. This is a good time to add the key ring by putting in on the loop coming out of the top of the bead. This will keep the paracord from being pulled through, unraveling your paracord buddy.
Now we are going to make the rest of the body. Pick a new piece of paracord and place it behind the paracord with the bead you just made. You should make it so there is six to ten inches of paracord on the left side (tail end), with the rest on the right side (working end). The new piece of paracord should be where you want the torso and legs to meet. Taking the working end, make a Solomon Bar knot by going to the left over the top of the paracord, going under the tail end, and bringing the tail end through the bottom of the loop that has now been made on the right side. Pull up on ends to tighten the knot. Your working end should now be on the left and your tail end on the right. Repeat the Solomon Bar knot up the torso, always starting with the working side, until you are against the bead. You should have knots parallel with each other on both sides of the original paracord with the bead. And two pieces of paracord where the arms will be.
Finally you can pull on one of the legs to tight the loop down on the key ring and bead. All that is left now is to tie knots where you want the ends of the arms and legs to be, trim off the excess, and melt the knots to secure them. Now you have your own paracord buddy made from paracord scraps!
Don’t forget to show your friends how to make a paracord buddy from their scraps of paracord!