Make a super cute owl bracelet with paracord! Paracord bracelets are all the rage (and Mom might recognize this new trendy craft looks a lot like good old fashioned macrame!).
4 feet dark green paracord
4 feet light green paracord
Green plastic buckle
Owl button with shank removed
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Match or lighter (for Mom or Dad to use)
1. Slide each color cord through the buckle with single opening. Pull ends through buckle until they are long enough to wrap around your wrist. Then pull two more inches through. These will be the center strands of the bracelet.
5. Repeat step 2 making a number 4 (backwards this time) with the dark green cord (now on the right side). Lay the light green cord over the tail of the 4, then under the dark green strand crosses the center strands, and up through the number 4. Pull the left and right cords tight and push to top of center strands.
6. Repeat until bracelet is desired length.
7. Feed the center strands up and out through the opening in the other end of the buckle. Tuck the left and right strands behind the center strands. Cut and have Mom or Dad melt the ends with a lighter or match.
8. Glue the owl to the buckle with hot glue.
Did you know paracord is short for parachute cord? And paracord bracelets were originally designed to give hikers an extra bit of rope should they need it! Just unravel the bracelet and use the paracord!