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The Coolest Water-Proof Shoelaces in the World!
I made these shoelaces because the ones on my Converse were way too long and I didn't want to buy another pair. They were really easy to make and ended up really cute. I used turquoise, blue, and green, but you can use any colors you want. Make a pair to match every pair of sneakers you own. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and post versions below!

Posted by Olivia H. from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States • Published See Olivia H.'s 29 projects »
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  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. Since I use a pocket knife, I do all of my duct tape projects on a cutting board, but you don't need one if you are using scissors. If you don't have a cutting board, just find a smooth surface that you don't mind getting scratched up.
    Cut 18 inches of Color A and 18 inches of Color B. I did 18 inches because I wanted shorter laces, but make them longer if you want long laces.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the yard/meter stick, cut from one corner to the opposite corner on each color. You will end up with four really long triangles.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay out the one triangle of Color A and one of B and overlap them slightly so that they form a rectangle. Do the same thing with the other two.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stick the two rectangles together so that one of the colors forms a huge triangle and the other color forms two triangles that touch corners in the middle. Together these will form a long strip. This will be the length of each lace. If you are confused, look at this picture.

  • Step 5

    Cut horizontally across the long strip. This will form two strips that are the same size as the original strip, just skinnier.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take one strip and roll it up so that you have one lace.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stick the lace onto the bottom corner of the unrolled strip with one inch overlap. It should look like this.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then roll it up like this so that you have one really long lace. This step is to make sure that the laces are the same thickness.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 9
    Step 9

    By now you should have a strip that is about twice the length that you want your laces to be.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut the long lace in half so that you have your two laces. Wrap a tiny piece of tape in Color C around each end to form aglets on each shoelace.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Duct Tape Shoelaces - Step 11
    Step 11

    Throw away the disgusting, destroyed laces on your favorite shoes and prepare to receive compliments on your awesome shoelaces!

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PineconePrincess
PineconePrincess · Roseburg, Oregon, US · 19 projects
love it!
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