Guy DIY: Paracord Dog Collar

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During World War II, paracord was first used to connect paratroopers to their parachutes. Nowadays, it’s used to do things like secure tents, make tourniquets and hoist food into the trees for safe keeping. The inner strands of paracord can be used as sewing thread, fishing line and even dental floss.

In addition to its more practical uses, paracord is also great for arts and crafts.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple cobra knot dog collar using paracord.

Here’s how you get started:


Step 1: Measure Neck


Measure your dog’s neck. Plan on one foot of paracord for every inch of collar.

If you decide to do a two-tone collar, you’ll need half the amount of each color. So, if you were to do a 16 inch collar, you would need 8 feet of each color. Then, you must fuse the two together with a lighter.

Step 2: Add Buckle


Slide the two ends of cord through the buckle and pull through the loop at the end of your cord.

Step 3: Measure Collar


Now, slide both ends through the other half of your buckle and adjust the length of your collar. It is from this end that you will begin your pattern sequence.

Step 4: Cross Pattern Sequence


Follow the alternating steps (pictured above), and repeat until you’ve almost reach the end of your collar.

TIP: You may want to secure your project with tape while working on it.

Step 5: Work in D-ring


Place the D-ring in between your two inner threads of cord, and continue with your cross pattern sequence.

Once you’ve come to the end of your collar, trim the ends and fuse together with a lighter.


It’s that doggone easy!

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  • Ruth Rivas

    Love it! Got to make it for my pet vendor.

  • Victoria

    Such an easy craft to do with the kids this weekend, thanks for sharing!

  • Florence Wilson

    Love it! Got to make it for my pet,now this is a age of science so the dog collar are also advanced.Squeaker is providing advanced technology LED light up collars.