Category: “DIY”

DIY: Color Changing Belts!

| October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Color Changing Belts!

I’ve been meaning to post this for a few weeks now, but we all know how time flies during the marching season! This year’s DIY project was a color changing belt. Our theme is “True Colors,” so we wanted the guard uniform change in some way to reflect the color song that was being played. […]

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Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Marching Band Digital Scrapbooking Word Art

It’s Friday!  And Friday around here means fun ideas. This week we have just a quick post to something useful we found on the web.  One of the about.com guides, Rebecca Ludens, posted Free Marching Band and Colorguard Word Art for Scrapbooking in an article posted October 3, 2011.  Whether you scrapbook or just need […]

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How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

One question that comes up almost immediately in the flag design process is determining how big the silk should be, and therefore how much fabric you need for each flag.  This is especially a concern for non-traditional sized poles, or if there are very large variances in the size of the members, to the point […]

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Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

This fun idea would be great as an end-of-season gift or planned into next season’s schedule as a gift from the staff or a fun team-building craft project! Special thanks to Brenda Scarpati for another great, fun-for-Friday, idea!

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Color Guard “Yearbooks”

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today we have a fun tradition shared by our newest CGE team member.  We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Lorraine Kohagen who is joining our CGE team!  Some of you may have seen Lorraine featured in the WGASC instructional webinar series this past winter season.  She is currently instructing the colorguards at Saugus […]

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Autograph Pillows

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Autograph Pillows

Check out this article submitted by the Director of the “State of Illusion” winterguard from Michigan.  She shares how-to instructions for adorable “autograph pillows” she makes as gifts for her performers.     At various times I’ve used this craft as both a team building activity early in the season and a year-end activity for […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

| November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment
FUN for FRIDAY! #7: “Guardie” Washer Necklaces!

Here’s a fun craft that probably only a guardie will understand! We all know how valuable those metal washers are.  You know the ones we use to hold the bolts in the end of the flag pole when weighting our poles? Now you can turn them into a wonderful, wearable piece of art! MATERIALS: All […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

| October 22, 2010 | 2 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

  Back when I was a performer, we had a guard mom who was also a seamstress. And while altering uniforms, applying sequins and spangles (yes, it was that long ago) and mending flags, she had a great idea – create miniature versions of our show uniforms, put them on adorable teddy bears and sell […]

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Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 28, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again.” A few weeks ago I brought you pocket watch props.  This week I present customized flags. As I previously stated, our theme this year is “It’s About Time”. We […]

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DIY Pocketwatch Props

| October 18, 2010 | 1 Comment
DIY Pocketwatch Props

(reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 21, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again .”) Well, we spent Labor Day making the pocket watches for our fall show, titled “I’m Late.” Here’s how you can do it… in 25-ish steps.

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