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.
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: Burn hazard!
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!
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