How To Make Your Own Handfasting Cord

Think you need to be a Wiccan priestess to make your own handfasting cord? Think again! With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of know-how, you can make your own cord in no time. Here’s what you’ll need:

-One yard of natural fiber cord (cotton, hemp, jute, etc.)


-A lighter or matches

-Tape (optional)

Begin by cutting your cord to the desired length. If you’re not sure how long to make it, a good rule of thumb is to measure from your fingertips to your chin. Once you have your length, fold the cord in half and tie a basic knot near the center. This will be the center of your cord, so make sure the knot is tight and secure.

Next, you’ll want to start making the “knots” that will give your cord its distinctive handfasting look. To do this, take the two loose ends of the cord and tie them together, making sure to leave a loop in the center.

Pull the loop tight, then take the left cord and make a small loop around the right cord. Cross the left cord over the right, then tuck it under and pull it through the loop you just made.

Now repeat the process with the right cord, making sure to cross it over the left this time. You should now have two loops side by side.

To finish the knot, simply pull on both loops until the knot is tight against the center of the cord. Repeat this process until you’ve reached the end of the cord, then tie a basic knot to secure the last loop. Trim any excess cord, then use your lighter or matches to carefully singe the ends to prevent fraying.

If you want, you can also add a drop of glue or clear nail polish to the ends for extra security.

And that’s it! You’ve now got a beautiful, handmade handfasting cord that you can use for your own ceremony or give as a gift to a friend.

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