I laugh when people ask me what I’m doing for Mothers’ Day. No fancy brunches here. As a Mom of kids that play spring sports, I’ve spent the last 11 of them at the ballpark lined up on the sidelines with all the other team moms. These DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holders make great gifts for moms on the go. For those of us in the sports mom trenches, extra gadgets to keep us comfy on those long tournament days are always appreciated, plus they clip easily to the gear wagon, stroller, or backpack.
You’ll need 4 feet of 550 Paracord, which can be found in craft stores or online. I used fastpitch softball paracord, which is a bright optic yellow with a red stitched pattern. You can use red and white for baseball, white and black for soccer, or choose team colors to personalize the bottle holder. You’ll also need scissors, a carabiner clip, and an adjustable cord stopper, as well as a flame to seal cord ends.
To Make DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holders:
The water bottle holders use the same knotting technique as these Paracord Zipper Pulls, with a few additions at the beginning and the end of the piece. First, start with a 4 ft. length of paracord and fold in half bringing ends together. Then hold 10″ from closed end to mark loop.
Hold cord with closed loop toward you, and create the starting knot as shown in zipper pull tutorial. Pull the knot together, then loosen the top loops slightly and thread carabiner clip through. Re-tighten the knot securely.
Continue knotting the loose ends toward you using the cobra knot (described in the zipper pull tutorial) until you run out of paracord. If you started with longer cord, leave a 6″ loop for the water bottle attachment. Trim loose end of 1 paracord strand very close to the knots, and heat end in flame until it just begins to melt. While the end is still hot, press it against lighter handle to melt flat into knots. Repeat for other loose strand.
Safety Note: Do not use fingers to press melted Paracord ends. Melted plastic is hot, and will burn fingers. Seriously, use the lighter base. Fingers are important, and so are fingerprints.
Thread paracord loop end through the adjustable cord stopper, and move to knotted side of loop. Keep the cord stopper on the inside of the loop to prevent it from falling off. Slide the stopper to adjust loop size to the water bottle.
Great for attaching reusable water bottles, or use for disposable bottles. This project is perfect for teens to make for sports moms. It’s a gift she can use, especially since she’s likely spending her time watching them!
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