Monday, 22 April 2013

How to Make Duct Tape Shoelaces

Duct tape is sturdy, repels dirt and water and comes in a wide variety of colors. For these reasons, duct tape has transcended its original role in home repair. You can fashion a quick set of duct tape shoelaces to compliment a stylish pair of sneakers, coordinate with your duct tape wallet/purse or temporarily replace a broken shoestring. Does this Spark an idea?

Measure and cut a 4-foot length of duct tape to accommodate shoes with seven eyelets. If your shoes have more eyelets, add 2 inches for each additional pair of holes. If your shoes have fewer eyelets, subtract 2 inches.

Cut or rip the duct tape lengthwise into two equal halves. You should now have two narrow 4-foot strips of duct tape.

Take one of the strips and fold the sticky side over itself lengthwise: fold it 2/3 of the way, then fold the other end down to cover the exposed sticky section. You should now have a skinny 4-foot lace with no exposed sticky part. Repeat this process with the other half.

Lace the duct tape shoelaces as you would lace traditional cloth laces.