If you’re feeling crafty after reading our story about the USO’s 550 cord bracelet workshops, then why not try making your own?
After a bit of research, we created an easy-to-follow guide to help you whip up your own 550 cord bracelets. It's a great creative activity for the whole family and takes only 30 minutes to complete. Plus, all of the supplies can easily found at a local craft store and cost under $10.
First, watch our how-to video above. Once you’ve got an idea of how the process works, you can click through our step-by-step instructions below:
How to make a 550 Cord Bracelet
Supplies 8-10 feet 550 cord Scissors Lighter Button Pen
Take the right long strand of cord and cross it over the other long strand of cord and under the middle two short strands of cord. Loop this same strand through the loop you created on the left. Pull tight!
Holding the edge of the button with the ends of your scissors, melt the center of the button for 2-3 seconds. Immediately after melting, use a pen to poke a hole through the button. You might have to repeat this process a couple of times.
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