6 Paracord Projects to Try in 2016

Posted by Lauri on Jan 1st 2016

It's a new year. I've decided 2016 is going to be the year to try bigger and better things. Go on a vacation, skydive, surf...it doesn't matter. Try something new and exciting!

Is there a paracord project you've always wanted to try but haven't yet? Now's the time! Grab your 550 paracord and start crafting. After all,

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You'll never finish that new bracelet, critter, or hammock if you never start. Here are 6 big paracord projects I've found that are a must to try in 2016!


#1 Paracord Belt

Paracord Belt

(photo via Instructables.com)

I've seen a few photos of Paracord Planet fans that have made belts. 100% of the time, they look awesome! This one is a no-brainer. Even if you don't need a belt...wear a paracord one! This is such a fun and unique way to show off your paracord and paracord skills. Lean how to make the paracord belt here.


#2 Multi-Color Paracord Can Coozie

Paracord Can Coozie

(Photo via Instructables.com)

This is a great one I've tried myself. Mine didn't turn out quite as good as his, but it still does what it was made for! This can coozie would be a fun way to show your team spirit on game days, road trips or to have at a bon fire. You would be the only one tailgating or at the stadium with a paracord can coozie of your team's colors! Perfect way to showcase your talent and prove you're a die-hard fan. The can coozie would make for a great snowy or rainy Saturday project. Make your own here.


#3 Paracord Steering Wheel Cover

Paracord Steering Wheel Cover

(Photo via Instructables.com)

The steering wheel cover is one project on my calendar. I NEED this. Living in Fargo, ND it gets cold. And windy. If I forget my gloves my hands not only freeze outside, they freeze while holding the steering wheel. On the flip side, the steering wheel also can get incredibly hot in the summer. This steering wheel cover is the perfect remedy for that. Not only that, when anyone gets in your car, they will notice your steering wheel cover and you get to talk about how much you love to craft with paracord! Learn how to make your own here. 


#4 Paracord Snow Shoes

Paracord Snow Shoe

(Photo via Instructables.com)

As I mentioned above, I live in North Dakota. We have a nice little snow shower happening at this very moment. As much as I hate winter, it's really pretty outside and makes me want to do something outdoors. However, I can't ski, I don't have a snowmobile, and I refuse to run when there's ice on the ground. Solution: snow shoeing! This is a fun activity that gets you outdoors, moving, and requires very little skill. Learn how to make your own paracord snow shoes here.


#5 Paracord Hammock

Paracord Hammock

(photo via instructables.com)

The paracord hammock is one of the best projects for 2016. It'll certainly take you more than one sit-down to complete. It will take time, patience, and a lot of paracord. But it would also be so worth it! This would be an incredibly strong hammock and imagine how awesome it would be to swing from the hammock you made yourself! I don't think the fella in this photo could look anymore comfortable. Do you? Learn how to make your own paracord hammock here.


#6 Paracord Chair

Paracord Chair

(photo via abeautifulmess.com)

Sick of your boring, fading, and ripped patio chairs? A paracord chair is the answer. This is another project that will take more than one sit-down session (unless if you're really dedicated). How cool would this look on your patio though?! What's fun about this chair is you can use as many or as few of colors as you like and do different patterns as well. If you're looking for a fun family activity or a project to work on with your kid, this would be fun for that too. If anyone finishes their own chair, I would LOVE to see it! Learn to make your own here.


Do you have anything to add to this list? What are you making in 2016?


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Paracord Love,

Lauri