I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my little boys, but between my sisters, mom, and friends, sometimes I need a gift like this Sailor Knot Bracelet that’s a bit more sophisticated and calorie-free! I’m super excited to participate in the Valentine’s edition of Craft Lightening sponsored by The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and 100 Directions. Once you get the hang of making the knot, you can totally make this Sailor Knot Bracelet in 15 minutes!
Tying The Sailor Knot
If you’ve never made a Sailor’s Knot before, they can look tricky to make but never fear, I’ve got a super handy quick video to help! I used two colored paracords, but you’re welcome to use different supplies. You’ve got many options for customizing this bracelet between paracords, bungees, leather, and hemp.
Sailor Knot Bracelet
- Craft Cord (Paracord, Bungee, Leather, Hemp, etc.)
- Crimp End Findings
- Lighter or Jewelry Glue
- Jewelry Pliers
Step One. Cut two 30″ strands of your cord. You can choose contrasting colors for a dramatic look or keep it simple with the same color. You could customize each bracelet’s look based on what the gift recipient would like! Follow the quick video below to create the sailor’s knot (Music: Buddy – Bensound.com).
Step Two. Once your knot is made, wrap it around your wrist to get the approximate size you’ll need. Keep in mind that whatever findings you use to cap the ends might add additional length.
Step Three. Depending on your cording, you might consider burning or gluing the ends to prevent fraying. You’ll want to keep this Sailor Knot Bracelet around for a long time!
Step Four. Use the jewelry pliers to pinch findings onto the end of the cords. Done and done! (These exact pinch findings are no longer available, but I’ve updated the supply list with another version)
Put this bracelet in a little box, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any teen, girlfriend, or mom. The knot can be a bit of a bother while you’re still learning, but once you get the hang of it, you can whip these babies out super fast! Hope you guys enjoy making this super easy Sailor Knot Bracelet for Valentine’s Day or just because!