Lee Ann over at The Butter Compartment has declared September first, Diabetes Art Day. What an awesome concept! What’s bothered me for some time is the amount of waste we generate with infusion sites and test strips and plastic wrapping to name just a few. We’ve saved test strip vials pretty much from the beginning and have re-used them for multiple situations. Hand cream in the purse, aspirin containers, even for geocaching!
I just knew we could come up with a creative idea for the insulin vials though and it hit me one day in the store looking at of all things, a set of twinkle lights made with 22 shell casings. Seriously, they put just about anything on a twinkle light these days, so why not insulin vials?
What you see below is my prototype for a fund raiser for next years JDRF walk. There is no way I can get enough made to make a difference this year but I think by next year it will be a viable option.
If anyone knows of a way to find strands of 10 lights cheapcheap, I’d be very interested in hearing about it! Hope you like our little burst of creativity, thank you Lee Ann for getting us off our collective rear ends and giving life to an idea.