Melted Shoelace Aglet

Some shoelaces are made from synthetic materials that can easily be melted over a match, lighter or candle to form a reasonable aglet.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Melted Shoelace Aglet

This picture shows the end result after the shoelace has been melted into a smooth, elongated aglet. You can also melt just enough to seal the end into a bead.

WARNING: Take care not to set fire to the shoelace, and don't touch the melted synthetic material with your fingers as it can stick to your skin and burn!

Visitor Feedback

I just bought some 3 yard laces for ice-hockey boots, cut them in half and made new aglets by melting the ends and harden them with glue. Just perfect!

– Alex M, Kall, Germany, May-2008

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