Most people close to me (and everyone who subscribes to me on Facebook) will know that I am obsessed with crafts lately. It started with a bit of crocheting and has progressed to candle-making, jewellery, beading, and basically anything that I can get my hands on.
Today I was cleaning out my craft box to make way for some new eBay goodies and came across three lonely shoelaces. I always seem to have random shoelaces lying around. I decided I’d put them to good use.
What you need
- three shoelaces
I started by tying all three shoelaces together and proceeded to braid them, making sure to turn the laces towards the centre as I braided. After tying both ends together and ended up with something like this:
I had to fiddle with the knot a little as I tested to see how many times the braid would wrap around my wrist. I wanted it kind of snug so I had to move the knot up a bit.
A quick snip of the scissors and off come the aglets (yes, the ends of shoelaces have a name!).
Then, to prevent the edges from fraying, I melted them with a lighter. Note: just get the shoelace close to the flame – don’t put it right in!
And that’s it! Enjoy your super easy new bracelet!