DIY Crafts to sell | Paracord Dog Collar

DIY Dog Collar tutorial

diy Dog collar

This tutorial is done for a large dog, so our collar ends up being a whopping 20″! If your pup is smaller, you can follow this simple rule to calculate the amount of paracord you’ll need: 1.5 feet of paracord for every 1 inch of your paracord dog collar.

For this paracord dog collar we are going to do a King Cobra weave! This weave is super strong making the collar more comfortable for dogs of all sizes.

Beyond its awesome looks and customizability, a paracord dog collar is waterproof and resistant to rot.

 

Supplies You Need:

 

- 550 Paracord: 19ft one color, 19ft a second color (to make a 20″ collar)

- Plastic buckle (or metal, whichever you prefer)

- A D-Ring   (metal or plastic)

- Lighter

- Scissors

diy dog collar materials needed

Step 1:

You are going to start out by joining both pieces of paracord to make one single cord. First, trim an end of each color at an angle. Then use your lighter to melt the ends and press them together while they are still hot.

diy dog collar

Trim one end of each cord at an angle.

diy dog collar

Melt the ends and quickly press them together to make one single cord.

diy dog collar

Step 2:

Fold the cord in half at the joint you just made. Thread the loop through the female part of your buckle. Secure the cord to the buckle by making a hitch knot:

diy dog collar step 2

Fold the cord in half at the joint you just made. Thread the loop through the female part of your buckle.

You’ll have a loop so you can make a hitch knot to secure the cord to the buckle.

diy dog collar

Pull the cord through the loop you just made to secure the paracord to the buckle.

 

Step 3:

Now we are going to set the size of the paracord dog collar and secure the other end of the buckle.

diy dog collar step 3

Thread the ends through the other buckle.

diy dog collar

Slide the buckle along the cords until you get the correct length.

diy dog collar

We are making our collar 20″ long.

diy dog collar

Once you measure, loop the ends around the buckle slot one more time to make it secure.

diy dog collar

Step 4:

Slide the D-Ring on over the other end of the collar and up until it’s touching the buckle end you just attached. (the male piece)

diy dog collar step 4

Slide the D-Ring on over the other end of the collar and up until it’s touching the buckle end you just attached. (the male piece)

 

Step 5:

Now, let’s start with the standard cobra weave.

diy dog collar step 5

Cobra Weave:
Take the blue strand over the core strands.

diy dog collar

Then weave the blue cord under the red cord.

diy dog collar

Loop the red cord behind the core and up through the loop created by the blue cord.

diy dog collar

Push up with your thumb and pull both cords to tighten.

diy dog collar

Repeat the step starting with the right side.
Take the blue cord over the core.

diy dog collar

Bring the red cord over the blue cord.

diy dog collar

Loop the red cord under the core and up through the blue loop.

diy dog collar

Push up with your thumb and pull the cords to tighten.

diy dog collar

Repeat starting on the left side.

diy dog collar

diy dog collar

Continue on down alternating left and right.

diy dog collar

Your knots should look like this.

 

Step 6:

Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar.

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.

diy dog collar step 6

Continue on down until you reach the end of the collar.

diy dog collar

Continue until you can’t fit another knot.

diy dog collar

Turn the collar around and run the ends through the slot to make a more secure connection to the buckle.

diy dog collar

Pull the cords through.

 

Step 7:

This is where our Cobra becomes King Cobra!

diy dog collar

King Cobra:
You weave it the exact same way as the regular Cobra.
Start with the blue cord again. (Start with the same color cord you started with before to keep the color pattern consistent.)

diy dog collar

Loop the red cord under and through the blue loop.

Keep tightening you paracord dog collar.

diy dog collar

Tighten!
You’ll feel it lock into place.

diy dog collar

Tighten more

diy dog collar

Keep Tightening

diy dog collar

Tighten!
You’ll feel it lock into place.

diy dog collar

It should look like this.

diy dog collar

Continue on down.

diy dog collar

Step 8:

Continue all the way down until you are back where you started. Get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

diy dog collar step 8

You’ve reached the end!
Make sure you get as close to the D-Ring as possible.

 

Step 9:

This last step is where you will secure the cords and finalize the collar.

diy dog collar step 9

Pull the ends of the cord through the center of the D-Ring and through the open slot in the buckle.

diy dog collar

Turn the collar over and thread the ends of the cord through a couple of the loops.

diy dog collar

Go ahead and thread the cord through a couple more loops than are shown here. This will ensure that your collar doesn’t come apart will you and Fido are romping through the woods.

diy dog collar

Once you secure the ends, trim them with your scissors and seal them with your lighter.

diy dog collar

diy dog collar

Check out your King Cobra Paracord Dog Collar!

diy dog collar

 

SOURCE: DIY PROJECTS