Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cool technique for dying shoelaces!!

I went to the dollar store this evening and I got a pack of shoe laces. There's 10 total white strings and 6 black ones. I also got some other things and I'll post my shopping lists soon. I got a ack of 4 food colors and decided to try something new.

What you need:
4 plastic bowls with lids
4 food colors (liquid works best)
8 white shoelaces
Chopsticks (optional)

Instructions:
Fill each little bowl about half way with water. Then add 8-10 drops of coloring depending on the strength of the color you want. Stir the colored water well. Put 2 laces in the water and use the chopsticks to move around gently. Put the lid on and leave to soak for about 3-5 minutes. Use the chopsticks to remove the laces afterwards and place on the lid of the bowl. Allow to dry. Now you have fun easy laces!! These have multiple uses such as, shoe la Ed, keychains, bracelets or anything else fun!;)

3 comments:

  1. such a great idea!! love the colors you ended up with!

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  2. Personally, I am a fan of this colored shoelaces trend. Spices things up a bit, but does it subtly, unlike say... bright yellow chinos. However, I will say that you should reserve contrasting/colored shoe laces only for specific situations

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  3. HOW DID YOU GET THEM TO DYE??!!! MINE DIDNT DO ANYTHING AND THEYVE BEEN IN THERE FOR PVER AN HOUR!!!!

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