Easy Elastic Shoelaces

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Ok, moment of truth…how many pairs of shoes do you have? Don’t worry, I won’t tell a soul! I have a lot, like A LOT! I love shoes and cowboy boots and did I mention shoes? I also love purses and bags A LOT, but you already know that since I dedicated a whole series to nothing but bags. It was incredible! Anyway, because I love shoes so much, I have possibly passed that onto my little sweetie! Her cute little piggies look so adorable in her tiny shoes, and those tiny little feet inspired today’s fun and super easy project!

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Are you familiar with Fold Over Elastic (FOE). You have most likely seen this elastic being used as a headband adorned with a bow or other accessory, or you may have noticed some holding back your favorite athlete’s hair. Today, I am going to introduce a whole new way of using this versatile and multi-purpose elastic; I am going to turn this elastic into adorable shoelaces that add a little personality to a pair of shoes!

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Fold Over Elastic
*I used Double Ruffle Elastic in Neon Pink and Turquoise.
*I also used Fold Over Elastic in Neon Pink.
Pair of Shoes

Let’s give those shoes a little personality with one simple step, lacing em’ up with your favorite FOE!

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cute and so easy right??? I couldn’t decide which color of elastic I like so I tried the turquoise, as seen above, and then the neon pink, as shown below. Just like above, I just laced the shoe up with the FOE.

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Which one is your favorite?

I also laced up these fun shoes with the normal FOE below.

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Now what is your favorite? Do you like the Double Ruffle or Plain Elastic?

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
My favorite is definitely the neon pink Double Ruffle. Gotta love ruffles!

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Aren’t these the sweetest little shoes? With one easy step and a piece of your favorite FOE, you can transform a pair of shoes in less than 5 minutes. Wouldn’t it be cute to double up a couple of colors and or different designs too? Off to try it….

What fun crafts have you made using Fold Over Elastic?

Elastic Shoelaces - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Happy Creating & Happy Fabulous ELASTIC!
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  1. Pat C.
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Ooh, I love the double ruffle elastic look! Thank you for sharing these fun ideas with us, Michelle! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 16, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you so very much! You are so sweet! I am so glad you love these cute elastic shoelaces. They are so fun and the ruffle elastic adds so much personality! Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  2. Kawaii Kids
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    I prefer the double ruffle shoe laces. The plain laces can look just like ordinary laces. Thank you for sharing.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kawaii Kids! Awesome! Thank you so much! I love the double ruffle laces the best too! They are so cute and add so much personality! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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