Are frayed shoelaces making your sneakers look like they’re in rougher condition than they are? Before you go out and replace the laces, try out this easy trick from Instructables. All you’ll need is some cotton thread, any kind of glue used for crafts (i.e. Fevicol) and toothpaste (which is optional).

Basically, all you have to do is dab the end of the frayed lace in some glue and then wrap, from end to end, with the thread:

To check out the full tutorial with step-by-step pictures, head over to Instructables’ Quick, Cheap & Easy fix for frayed laces.