Today I made the aglets (that’s the name for the little tippity ends of a shoelace – who knew?) for my felted shoelaces. At a hardware store, you can get a little pack of this nifty heat-shrink tubing, used for electrical wiring. I cut two little pieces, about a half inch each, for each shoelace.
Then I twisted and poked the end of the felted lace all the way into the tube. It was a tight fit, but I thought that was good – better than too loose!
Next, I used the blow drier on its hottest setting, and held it very close to the aglet-to-be. I weighted it down so I wouldn’t burn my fingers! It only shrank a little bit, but it became snug enough not to slide off, and made very professional looking ends to the laces.
Here’s the completed shoelace – cute and fuzzy, with tidy aglets (how many times can I use that new word)!
Lacing up boot number two.
Lace ’em up and tie a bow!
Can’t wait to wear them tomorrow! Now where is the shoe polish?