Step 1: Materials
• 1 pair of 45" shoelaces per color
• 1 ukulele
the number of shoelaces you will need depends completely on how many colors you'd like to use. for example, i used 2 pairs of gray shoelace & 1 pair of red shoelace to create a gray braid with red accents. it all depends on preference.
as for the length, i find 2 pairs of 45" shoelaces works for me, a petite 5'4" girl. you can always tweak it & use 2 pairs of 54" shoelaces, but i find this works best for me. feel free to experiment!
Step 2: Tie Shoelaces Together.
Step 3: Tie One End of the Shoelaces Together.
if you tie both ends of the shoelaces together, you won't be able to braid your shoelace strap. *sadface*
Step 4: Braid Dem Laces!
depending on how many laces you have, you may have to tweak your braid into a 4-strand braid, 5-strand braid, & so on. there are many tutorials for this online, so get googling!
Step 5: Tie the Other End of the Shoelaces Together.
Step 6: Loop Shoelace Through Top Part of Uke.
keep in mind, you may have to untie the ends so they will fit underneath the strings. they need to be as flat as possible.
Step 7: Loop Shoelace Around Middle of Uke.
you may want to stand while adjusting the length of the strap just to be sure. :)
Step 8: & You're Done!
upload pics of your attempts. :)