Quick tutorial on how to grommet. This example shows the replacement of lace hooks with grommets on a pair of boot, but grommets can be applied to any number of items.
Step 1: Remove Lace Hooks
Use a needle nose pliers to remove the lace hooks from the boot.
Step 2: Grommet
Place the longer grommet with the smaller diameter through the outside of the boot. Place the larger diameter grommet on the inside of the boot. Place the setting die over the outside boot grommet and set on a solid surface.
Step 3: Punch
Place the insert punch onto the inside grommet and give it a few taps with a hammer. Hard enough to fasten the grommet in place, but not so hard as to deform the grommet.
Step 4: Lace
Lace up the boots.