Category: “DIY”

Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sleek Dancer Ponytail

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mrs. T is back this month with another hairstyle tutorial and this one is quick and easy! She’s sharing how she gets a neat, sleek, high ponytail for performances.  Just a few quick steps for performance ready hair. For more posts from Mrs. T visit her blog at http://www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard: Sock Bun Tutorial

Mrs. T is back and this month she’s talkin’ HAIR! Learn how to make a sock bun with volume in her 3rd video installment here on CGE. Then go visit her at her blog www.colorguardblog.com. Thanks again Mrs. T!  

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Popover Tunics

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Popover Tunics

Turn this into this… …in 20 seconds. A group that I work with has a football field across town from the high school, so changing clothes for a special halftime show is not feasible. They always march the pregame in their school uniform, which is a long sleeved tunic over a camisole unitard. With the […]

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Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

| November 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

Last month I promised a guard-themed craft or crochet project per month.  I almost let November run away from me… but just under the wire I’m back with craft project #2! And this one I LOVE! Bus Pillows made from Upcycled Guard T-shirts with Crochet Edgings Before I start with the step-by-step let me just […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

Today we’re happy to present the 2nd in our new series on Color Guard Hair and Make-Up techniques by “Mrs. T!” For those that may have missed last month’s installment called “I’m Getting Sunburned” Mrs. T is a performer with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA) from St. Peter, MN.  She also writes her own […]

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Making Cartoon Flags from those “Free” Practice Flags

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Making Cartoon Flags from those “Free” Practice Flags

[We used these flags with the parade tune: “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Adams (published by Alfred http://www.alfred-music.com/player/MusicforMarchingBand2001/mbm01033/player.html)] Materials Solid Color Flags in the Color of the Character My Grinch was on green.  I have done patterns for Mario on flesh (tan) with a blue hat and black mustache, Rudolph on light brown with […]

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Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

| October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

When I was 7 years old my mom taught me to crochet.  Over the years I’ve made blankets and doll dresses and the like.  One year I even crocheted little spirit dresses for teddy bears for my entire color guard. I go in spurts with crochet.  Like any other hobby I get too busy and […]

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Candy Cane Flag

| December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Candy Cane Flag

This has got to be the simplest Fun Friday craft project yet!  It’ll only take you minutes (beyond gathering the supplies) but you’re sure to put smiles on the faces of your performers! ‘Flag’ Candy Canes Materials needed: Craft Felt Glue gun Sheet of paper Candy cane Instructions: Using the sheet of paper, cut a […]

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Budget-Conscious Costume Transformation

| November 30, 2011 | 6 Comments
Budget-Conscious Costume Transformation

Being involved in the color guard world, we all know what it is like to be on a budget. Some of you are probably thinking, “What budget? I wish I had money to budget!” This year I needed to allocate more money for flag fabric since we purchased 2 shaded-silk swing flags for each member […]

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DIY: Drawstring Bags

| November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Drawstring Bags

Materials needed: 20” x 50” fabric 2 x 80” pieces of cording Puffy paints, buttons, ribbon, bows, etc for decorating Cut 20” x 50” piece of fabric (you can alter the size to meet your needs). Fold in ½, right sides together. From top edge, mark 2” down. (Fig. 1) Using ½” seams, sew below […]

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