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Have you seen the mini-infomercials for the round plastic bra strap holders to allow you to convert your bra for inward-facing t-shirt straps - so that your bra doesn't show? I hate that.

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Well, in the ad, they show a close-up of the actual item. I'll be darned if I'll pay $20 for 6 of these things. So I just took the clear plastic lid off a can of finished peanuts, made my own circle, used a craft knife to cut the inner grooves and I now have a fancy strap converter. Sure, I smell a bit like nuts - but since I'm nuts it all goes together.

Source: The infomercial for the plastic bra-strap converters

By Barbara from Wickliffe, OH

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

How clever, wish I had read your tip a few days ago, I just paid ten dollars for the same ones. Hated to pay it but tired of problem with straps.

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March 19, 20091 found this helpful

Can you show us what your peanut can bra strap holder looks like? Thanks. Linda

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

I would love to see a picture of it- can you upload a photo for us to see?
Pretty please?

Monique :)

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

LOL, what a clever idea!

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

Super idea! I like the idea of the holders but, like you, I couldn't bring myself to pay such an outrageous price for those small pieces of plastic. Glad you came up with this idea. I'm going to try it myself!

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

I was trying to figure out a way to make these things and you went and did it! Thank you! Which one did you copy. There are at least 2 I thought were interesting.

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

Good idea! I've always used a barrett ... The kind with the solid metal bar that clamps closed by sliding under the top portion of the barrett (Wear with metal portion facing your body).

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They are slim, come in assorted lengths & colors, don't unhook willy nilly and most of us have a few of them still hiding in our bathroom somewhere even during the times we've cut our hair short :-)

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

I did buy the gizmoes to hold my straps up. I have small shoulders, and can't keep ANY bra straps in place. Well, no matter how hard I tried, they wouldn't work for me. My straps were to short to meet in the middle even though I adjusted them to the longest length possible. I have wondered what else I could use -- so I like this tip. I really like the idea of using a barrette as it is longer. I had thought of using a safety pin and elastic, but I couldn't put that in place by myself. Karenhope

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March 20, 20090 found this helpful

I also have trouble keeping bra straps up because I have narrow shoulders and a very large bust. I buy the clear elastic that is about 3/8 of an inch wide and sew it across the back of my bra.

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There are rings on my bras to attack them to. Then when I put it on, I put it on like a t-shirt. You can buy these also but it is so much cheaper to make them.

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March 21, 20090 found this helpful

Do you have a picture you can post? I would like to see exactly how to do this. I just bought a dress that needs the straps brought together. Thanks so much

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March 21, 20090 found this helpful

I thought of making some too, but my first thought was cutting
a circle from a plastic milk caton. But you are smart!
The lid of a peanuts can would be much softer and less likely to scratch!

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March 24, 20090 found this helpful

clever , crafty and $$$saving.
great tip

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November 15, 20120 found this helpful

I have always had trouble with my bra straps sneaking down over my shoulders. I don't need the straps real close together. I just use a shoe string and tie them behind my head.

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Then I slip it down the straps so the string doesn't show above the neck line. Works for me!

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November 22, 20160 found this helpful

I like the straps you can buy that attach to your bra strap. My friend gave me a set. My straps have fallen down ever since I started wearing a bra. So far this has been the best solution. Not sure where she got them tho. I will have to ask her.

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October 27, 20190 found this helpful

Love your funny attitude

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