A Diabetes Tray Fit for a Princess

Site changes don’t have to be so bad — not when you’re working from this glitzy, glam diabetes supply organizer. You can customize it to fit your child’s personality; for mine, I used plenty of glitter, flowers, jewels, and ribbon, because that’s what I personally love! And I purchased all the pieces at a dollar store to make it super affordable.

What You'll Need

  • 1 flat plastic tray
  • 1 plastic chip & dip tray
  • 3 clear plastic cups
  • 2 clear plastic bowls
  • 1 vase or soup can
  • Spray paint
  • Clear glue
  • Decorations of your choice (stickers, glitter, ribbon, silk flowers, etc.)

How To Make It

  1. DIY diabetes tray

    Spray paint the two trays (I used gold spray paint).

  2. DIY diabetes tray

    While the trays dry, fill the vase that will become the center column between the two trays. This is your chance to get creative! I used pebbles, flowers, and glitter, but you can fill your vase with whatever you like — shells, tennis balls, whatever suits your child’s interests. Or you could use an empty can instead of a vase and just decorate the outside.

  3. DIY diabetes tray

    Glue the vase onto the center of the chip & dip tray. (You can start to fill some of the tray sections with alcohol wipes, lancets, and other diabetes supplies, too.)

  4. DIY diabetes tray

    Glue the bowls onto the flat tray.

  5. DIY diabetes tray

    Decorate the cups, then glue them onto the flat tray. I blinged out two of the cups with rhinestones and ribbon and added pearl beads to the third cup. But you could use stickers, glitter, or whatever add-ons your child picks out.

  6. Secure the flat tray to the top of the vase with glue. Fill both top and bottom tray compartments with your diabetes supplies!

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.