Easy braided shoelace wrap bracelet

Posted 11 February 2012 in Crafts | 2 comments

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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
  • scissors
  • lighter

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:

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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!).

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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!

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And that’s it! Enjoy your super easy new bracelet!

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  • http://www.ettika.com/Bracelets/Beaded/ Beaded Bracelets

    I like the colour combination looks amazing…..and the use of shoe laces in the bracelet is unbelieveable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dianne.M.Adams Dianne McArthur Adams

    This is perfect. I have dozens of pairs of laces, and I need a monthly craft to do with kids at a detention center. Hooray!