Melted Shoelace Aglet

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: 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!

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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