Straw holder

For those of you alarmed by the disappearing straws in restaurants… I totally agree this is a good thing for the environment! However, when you can’t lift a heavy water glass to your mouth and are reduced to tilting it at an angle; hunch your shoulders; tuck in your chin; and try to sip the top third of your water without tipping the whole thing in your lap…
You need to start carrying a reusable straw around!
A dear friend gave me one of those nice stainless steel straws, but when your purse is smaller than the straw what’s one to do? I needed a way to carry it with me …
For anyone else with the same dilemma; or just wishes to carry their own straw around; just a simple design; probably works on any PG medium acrylic; may or may not need a drop of glue.

For personal use only as per forum rules!

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Fits this straw for sure, and probably many others:

p.s. Wondering how I can lift the Glowforge lid? I stick my entire right forearm underneath the lip and heft away…

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That is an awesome idea and design! Thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

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Wouldn’t call it awesome, but sure is practical - and it matches my purse! I knew there was a reason to get black :proofgrade: acrylic.

That gets my nod for “awesome” - I guess people’s mileage will vary :smiley:

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Really nice design. Now we have to start working on a hydraulic lift for your GF. I never thought about it but that cover is not easy an easy lift.

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How thoughtful of you to even think it. I just consider it my daily exercise. :crazy_face:

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I have been married 30 years. I do not understand that sentence…

:smile:

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Delightful design! :grinning:

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Haha! I slowly had to downsize and further downsize due to mobility issues. It is amazing how little one needs - it is freeing really! Try to convince your wife of that … :grin:

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Nope… then she wouldn’t be able to carry my cigar case for me! :slight_smile:

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This a really good idea. Like the black acrylic. I need to get some. :slight_smile:

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Very cool solution!

If you find that the acrylic doesn’t hold up well to getting banged up with everyday wear and tear, you could always make one out of leather.

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HA! I love it!!!:heart_eyes:

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This would also work for wizards to carry their wands or calligraphers their quills. Works great with your small purse, and would be quick to do in cork fabric.

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Good idea! I thought acrylic would lend itself to being rinsed out every now and then. Otherwise I would have avoided using one form of plastic to avoid using another.

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Yes, it’s a multi purpose holder!!! Great ideas.

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Also bio-degradable ones available.

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I have a decent sized soft container that hooks to the side of my power chair. I carry several permanent straws including silver and stainless steel but metal bothers my teeth. As it turns out the containers for the nebulizer meds are a good size to fit the stainless steel straw and not creep my teeth out.

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I only carry a tiny crossbody purse and it is freeing. All I carry is my wallet, keys, phone, and my son’s epi-pen.

This is a great idea. Thanks for the share!

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Cool, thanks for the heads up and link!

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