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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Survivor Blue and Gold Cubes

And here is the Survivor Blue and Gold collection :0)
Took me a little while to get it all done, but this special request was just to fun to put off.

Camille, the fabulous leader that requested the blocks has kindly shared the following plans for the Survivor Blue and Gold:

Ideas for our Survivor Blue and Gold. I have to say that I don't feel like I am very creative, so I borrow a lot from others to get my ideas, then I tweak them for what I want. So, here it goes:
Our Survivor theme started from a website I saw called The Savvy Grandma.

I love the decorations and the way she used the space to make it look not so much like the church gym! I also wanted to have more of a party theme rather than our typical Pack Meeting. We won't be giving out awards. Here is our plan:

We will start with the decorations of desert island/jungle/camping. We have four colors, one for each table as we will have four long tables. Colors are green, blue, brown, and yellow. I may also attempt to make the campfires that Vanessa has here on this website for centerpiece decorations.

As people arrive there will be scraps of fabric on each table for them to make head bands for their survivor tribe. Each table is one tribe
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6:30 dinner (taco salad)
During dinner- event one ( during dinner the ‘survivors’ will have to complete three challenges for face paint stripes. Challenges such as stand and sing I’m a little Teapot, each person tie a square knot, and then each cub has to put a cup of popcorn on each foot, walk to the front of the room and recite the Cub Promise.)

7:00 event one (balloon challenge. Build a structure of balloons with masking tape and can’t tape it to the floor.)

7: 20 event two (gross food challenge. Candy covered with whipped cream and the Cubs have a relay race to see who finishes first.)

7: 40 dessert, skits (the boys will all bring a cake decorated by them and their family. Each den will do a skit)

7:55 slideshow( of the past year)

8pm closing prayer

Presents for the boys-The AWESOME Survivor Cubes Vanessa made and a campfire neckerchief

Here is the link for the slide:
http://alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com/2012/04/campfire-neckerchief-slides-core-value.html

Good luck to you all and I hope this helps with some ideas for you.


If you are doing Survivor for your Blue and Gold banquet this year, you can grab these files HERE with dropbox.  I have included the first print with the years 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 all at that link.

Just to be redundant...
 I cut the blocks out of 4x4 {actual size 3.5 x 3.5}  posts.  It is my understanding that if you don't have a saw or a dad in the pack that can cut wood, Home Depot or Lowes will cut them for you, but you might have to pay a little extra.  If they happen to say no, I would say the small ma-n-pa lumber stores will cut them for you.  Just tell them to cut them to 3 1/2" long.  

Now, the cube prints are actually sized for 4x6 photo prints.  Just send them to your favorite photo lab.  Most labs will let you email the files over now.  I print one of each file for every cube you are going to make.

Paint the cubes {technically you only need to paint about 1" in from all the corners since the photos will cover the middle of the blocks}.  Cut the photos down to the square {they print on a 4x6 photo, but the actual print is only 3.5x3.5 (or actually smaller) square.  I use mod podge to glue the pictures to the blocks.  Paint one side of the cube with mod podge, a nice even, healthy coat, then place the print on top.  I rub it down, then use a credit card or old gift card to kinda squeegie across the print to make sure there are no bubbles underneath.  Be sure not to squeeze out all of the glue though.  It will cause your picture to pull away from the cube as it dries and result in bubbles under your picture.

Normally I do one print on all of the blocks, then start back at the first block and do print number two.  Do all the sides in this assembly-line-style until you are finished.  Once all the prints are glued to the sides AND THE GLUE HAS DRIED, paint an even coat of mod podge over the top.  You may have a couple edges not stuck down.  This is a good time to shove some glue underneath and to rub the print down, then mod podge over the top.  I set out bbq skewers across my covered table to rest the blocks on while they dry.  You do not need to do anything to the bottom of the cube, but it is nice to paint that side completely just to give it a finished feel.  If you are a crazy overachiever, you can glue some felt to the bottom.



7 comments:

  1. Vanessa, Thank you so much!! These are perfect! I love your creativity and thank you so much for doing these for me!

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    1. Camille, Hate to bug you, but I am having ladies interested in knowing more about what you have planned for your B&G. If you get the chance, could you reply here and let them know???

      Thanks so much,
      Vanessa
      The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker
      www.sewcakemake.blogspot.com

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  2. I feel a Survivor Blue and Gold Banquet happening next year for the Sarival Ward. You'll be happy because you won't have to do cubes for us next year since they are already done!

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  3. These are great Vanessa. I drug them into my Iphoto so they are there for next year.
    Now, I want to know what activities, food and program anyone has planned for this theme at your Blue and Gold!!! Please share with the mentally and creatively challenged!

    Thanks.

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    1. Jill, I have asked the cub leader in charge what she had planned. If you come back to this post, Camille has both posted in the comments, and I have copied that into the original post for your's and other's benefit. Check it out!
      http://sewcakemake.blogspot.com/2013/01/survivor-blue-and-gold-cubes.html

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  4. This is what we are doing for our Blue and Gold. I have to say that I don't feel like I am very creative, so I borrow a lot from others to get my ideas, then I tweak them for what I want. So, here it goes:
    Our Survivor theme started from a website I saw called The Savvy Grandma: http://www.thesavvygrandma.com/?p=2414

    I love the decorations and the way she used the space to make it look not so much like the church gym! I also wanted to have more of a party theme rather than our typical Pack Meeting. We won't be giving out awards. Here is our plan:

    We will start with the decorations of desert island/jungle/camping. We have four colors, one for each table as we will have four long tables. Colors are green, blue, brown, and yellow. I may also attempt to make the campfires that Vanessa has here on this website for centerpiece decorations.
    As people arrive there will be scraps of fabric on each table for them to make head bands for their survivor tribe. Each table is one tribe.
    6:30 dinner (taco salad)
    During dinner- event one ( during dinner the ‘survivors’ will have to complete three challenges for face paint stripes. Challenges such as stand and sing I’m a little Teapot, each person tie a square knot, and then each cub has to put a cup of popcorn on each foot, walk to the front of the room and recite the Cub Promise.)
    7:00 event one (balloon challenge. Build a structure of balloons with masking tape and can’t tape it to the floor.)
    7: 20 event two (gross food challenge. Candy covered with whipped cream and the Cubs have a relay race to see who finishes first.)
    7: 40 dessert, skits (the boys will all bring a cake decorated by them and their family. Each den will do a skit)
    7:55 slideshow( of the past year)
    8pm closing prayer
    Presents for the boys-The AWESOME Survivor Cubes Vanessa made and a campfire neckerchief
    Here is the link for the slide:
    http://alpinedistrictcubs.blogspot.com/2012/04/campfire-neckerchief-slides-core-value.html

    Good luck to you all and I hope this helps with some ideas for you.

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    1. Thanks for the great ideas! I love the slide an will use it for our Blue and Gold this year!

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