Anywho - - - clearly I've been inspired by Lee Ann over at The Butter Compartment and her diabetes art because the kids and I went POD CRAZY!!
I know that we are not the 1st or only family to decorate their OmniPods or make art from their diabetes supplies but my girls think we are so . . . shhhh! Don't tell them that their idea was not original.
Last weekend we decided to make Christmas ornaments from Nate's old pods instead of sending them in for recycling. We planed on decorating maybe 5 each but before I knew it we were having so much fun we had decorated almost all of them. I haven't counted them all but I am guessing there's are close to 100 decorated pods in my house right now.
They turned out REALLY cute - if I do say so myself.
My little artists decorating pods . . .
A table full of OrnaPods . . .
Some of the final products . . .
I'm so sad that my camera was acting up today - some pictures came out blurry so I tried to retake them tonight and there is just no good light in my house --- they really turned out much cuter than the pictures make them out to be.
And here is our OrnaPod Tree in the playroom . . .
And it all started with a bucket of pods . . .
So, what to do - what to do with 100 +/- OrnaPods . . .
I thought about selling them for $1 each - all proceeds to go to Team Super Nate (JDRF Walk Team) but how many non-d peeps would really want to hang used life-saving medical equipment from their Christmas tree? Pods for the Cure!?!?!
Or offer them for free to my sweet friends in the DOC - anyone want a custom made OrnaPod? No worries - the girls wiped each and every one down with alcohol wipes so even if it was attached to Nate's bum please know the only trace you will find is the faint smell of insulin. :)
Oh this is fabulous Laura!!! They are just fantastic!!! And yes, you should sell them for $1 each and donate the funds to your Team - absolutely - sign me up for a couple! I would love to have an OrnaPod or two!
And I have a huge bucket myself of Pods - you have given me an idea sister - there might be some decorating of Pods in this house too!
Super idea!!! Kids looked like they had fun too!
OMG!!! These are ADORABLE Laura! I think you guys should sell them for Team Super Nate. How much? AND...you need to include in your price shipping and handling. I am on board. The Maher's would love to have Nate's butt pod on the tree...scent-of-insulin and ALL!!!
You and your family ROCK.
Super cute! Makes me wish Bryce was on OmniPods so we could make cute ornaments....Hmmmm, how could we use our supplies? Got it, the inset injector thingy..ok, I'm on it!!!
Would be awesome if JDRF or someone did a holiday bizarre that you could sell them at.
Lora.....you clever little crafter! You could even slap a layer of paint on those puppies and give a little color pop and it would take a D informed person to figure out what it really is!
Selling them is a great idea! Got any Christmas Boutique's going on around town you could join in on?
We'll take one....shipping cost included and all!
Wow, I'm definately impressed with your bedazzling capabilities! If you don't give them to your endo for an oran-pod tree we'd love to buy a couple and donate to Team Super Nate! I could send a SASE if you let us know what the shipping will be. Please, please, please!
I'll take a half dozen sparkly ones please...
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