Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Team Super Nate's Pod Project (OmniPod)

If you remember back in June I posted about the Houston family saving the world one pod at a time.  I posted about the OmniPod recycling program and had pictures of the kiddos playing with the pods before we sent them off for recycling.  Ringing any bells?

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.  :)


Penny said...

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!

Unknown said...

OMG!!! These are ADORABLE Laura! I think you guys should sell them for Team Super Nate. How much? 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.

Very nice! Definitely a cute idea. ;)

Stephanie said...

That is ADORABLE!!!!! Great idea!

Nicole said...

LOVE IT!! I'M IN:) :) I need some more Christmas decorations because we are hosting Pitre Christmas as my house!!

Let me know how much we would love one :) or two :) maybe even three :)!!

Adorable!! great idea!!

Joanne said...

Cute! You know we want one!

Denise said...

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.

Heather said...

I LOVE the idea!!! You should totally sell them for Team Super Nate! We would want one! :)

Cindy said...

Adorable! And I agree, you could definitely sell them to raise money for Team Super Nate!

Tracy said...

These are SO cute! I would love one too! :-)

they are awesome!! Seriously great job! We would love a nate butt ornament! ;)

Rachael said...

Those are SOOOOOO cute! I think you should sell them! I would buy a few and be proud to display them on my tree! :)

:) Tracie said...

Reyna....butt pod.....hilarious!!!! 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!

Renata said...

Holy cow they turned out great. Such a creative bunch! I bet the hospitals would love to have them to decorate their trees or at least the D-department. The patients would get a huge kick out of it.

Unknown said...



I LOVE THEM!!!! I want one ;)

They are so stinking cute!

Every day I'm learning a new reason to love the pod :)


Holy cow! Those are phenomenal! What a fabulous family project! It's like the pods were designed to be recycled into ornaments :)

Here's my tutorial from last Christmas if anyone is interested:

We already have some on our tree this year and have more to make. It's a fun project :)

Meri said...

They are way cute. I would like a few. Once you decide on a final price, with shipping and all...let me know!

Awesome idea!

Misty said...

Laura, so cute! And your kiddos look like they had so much fun! I would love to have a couple! Let me know when you figure out shipping cost.

These are awesome!!! Makes me wish we had a Christmas tree!

Tonya said...

THESE ARE AWESOME!! How clever! How creative!! We love it!!

AjsMommy82 said...

Oh my Goodness!!!!!!! Those are fantastic!!!!! I'll take a few too! :) You shoud post the rest on Ebay!

These are FAB! LOVE LOVE LOVE your crafty self and your crafty kiddos! You should totally sell them! GREAT idea! You rock, my dear! And we SOOO want one!

Jen said...

I want want too! Those are so darn adorable Laura!

Amy said...

I want one (or two), TOO!! Love them..amazing Laura!

Totally adorable!!!! Very creative too!

Lora said...

You should add this to the "perks of the pod" list. Can I trade in my pump now please ???

Sarah said...

My other idea is to ask the endo office if they have any decorations up and if they'd like a mini tree with pods, it'd be cute there, too.
I think it's great whenever something d related brings fun and joy to our children, no matter how silly :)

Tracy1918 said...

Laura!! Your kiddos are so talented! Count us in!

Oh, and we're stealing this idea for next year!!!!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh! Laura! Those are SO cute!!!! How incredibly creative!! What fun that must have been to do! I love, love, LOVE these!!!! They are just too cute!!!

Kelly said...

These are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I would LOVE one!

Pam said...

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!

Anonymous said...

I'll take a half dozen sparkly ones please...
Aunt Sharon

k2 said...

LOVE IT & I'm totally want some!!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow! These are brilliant, I love them!

Next Christmas maybe you could join up with some other families, decorate loads and then sell them for JDRF?

HI! I thought I posted asking if you had any left but I dont see it on here.. if this is a duplicate please ignore my request but Id love to get one for my tree... let me know if you are taking donations :)

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