4 Jul 10

Sneaker Sunday: What to do with Shoe Laces

DIY, fashion | Posted on 4 July 2010

Shoe laces are meant to be on shoes right? Well, most of the time they are, but not when they’re pretty shoe laces. The next time you’re thinking of throwing an old pair of sneakers out, keep the laces because I’m about to tell you what to do with shoe laces.

Puma was having a promotion with Foursquare just last month. As long as you checked in at either of their Puma outlets with a soccer tip, you got yourself a free pair of shoe laces! I picked out this pretty blue pair of laces and decided they were too pretty to go onto my shoes. I wanted to show case them in another way.

Inspiration struck me and I figured some other things I could do with the laces include:
- using them as a hair/head band
- tying it around the neck as a choker

Using them as a bracelet is another good option, but instead of just tying them around your wrists, let’s make a proper bracelet with them laces. The laces I used here are brand new ones, but if you’re going to reuse one from an old pair of sneakers, it might be a good idea to wash those laces before you start anything.

Step 1: Put the two laces together and fold them in equal halves. Tie a knot to secure the top.

You should have 4 laces to work with.

Step 2: Start with the right most lace and weave the lace over the lace next to it. Go under the next one and again, over until you reach the end.

Step 3: When you reach the end, use the same lace to go under the first lace before weaving over and under again. Remember, the key is to alternate the pattern of going over and under each lace.

Keep the laces woven tightly together and you’ll be able to see the zig-zag pattern on your bracelet when you keep weaving.

Step 4: When you run out of lace space, simply tie a knot to finish off your lace bracelet!

Your bracelet will make a perfect accessory to wear on Sneaker Sundays with your favourite pair of sneakers. But if you need a pair of sneakers to match your bracelet, Violet has the perfect solution on how you can customise your own pair!

Welcome back to Sneaker Sunday.

It’s good to be back.

  • http://www.mrgadget.com.au Arnoldo aka Mr.Gadget

    Hahaha! Make sure you wash the laces first though ok? Very creative Valster…

  • http://thefashionatetraveller.blogspot.com trashtastika

    Those are VERY pretty laces! Love the colours, swirls and florals in there.

  • char

    You are very creative! What camera are u using btw?

  • http://dweam.com dweam

    Arnold: Thanks dude.

    trashtastika: Thank you! They are pretty arent they? :) I love the florals too.

    char: Awwww.. Thanks! For this post, I’m using the Olympus EP1. But I also use a Canon 1000D DSLR. :)

  • http://hwsoh.blogspot.com/ Hong Wei

    So creative!
    I like this idea. =)

  • http://dweam.com dweam

    Hong Wei: Thanks! How about you try it yourself? :)

  • Anne

    So it’s the same lace the keeps weaving?

  • http://dweam.com dweam

    Anne: Yep! It’s the same lace that goes in and out.

  • http://www.0110-08.blogspot.com Edlyn

    Hi :) . So i was wondering. What did you do with the extras? Cause its very long, so do you just let it down? Or tie one round around your wrist or what? Heh.

  • http://dweam.com dweam

    Edlyn: Hey babe. You can choose to either wrap it around your wrist or let it down. Both are fine since it’s not that long. I usually braid it till there isnt very much left. :)

  • http://ladies-trends.com/ Aaria

    WOW … i loved it .. a great way to use shoe laces.

  • oijihou

    good idea, will be using this :D thank you!