Decorate with Christmas Carolers
I know it is Christmas when the Carolers take their place on my piano
Music is very much a part of our holiday tradition. From the day after Thanksgiving until New Years Day, music fills our house. We have my childhood vinyl records and the latest Mannheim Steamroller on CD. We no longer go caroling but it is a treasured memory of times gone by. The carolers on my piano are a reminder of the fun we had.
As with all of my holiday decorations, I am always in search of new additions that tickle my fancy. Although I purchased my soda can carolers, I am sharing a tutorial I found. I will be adding to my collection as we make some more of these.
My soda can carolers - These are probably my favorite. Such a clever idea and so simple.
Soda Can Carolers - From the Still Finding Cash website
My carolers singing for you
Christmas Carols - Music for your carolers
I have quite a collection of Christmas music on albums. If you are just starting out, this would be a good place to start. BTW, my caroler's only sing the classic Christmas Carols. They are not very progressive.
Christmas Choir Craft
Found another site that explains how they made these.
- VERSATILE VENTURES
Garland, lights, ribbon, a manger, and ornaments adorn the apartment I share with my two roommates. The living room is an eclectic vision of Christmas, displaying what we scavenged from our parent's homes and crafted in spurts of procrastination. The
More carolers on the piano
These are pricy but I would love to add them to my collection.
They just bring joy
I have to admit that every time I walk by the piano, I smile. What started with the tin can carolers has grown into a collection that no longer fits on the piano. Now, they spill over onto the nearest bookshelf. I think most of the attraction is the past where we used to go caroling in our neighborhood. Most of the neighbors were out singing and there were not many people at home. It was a time of innocence when we shared our holiday. Today, no one really carols anymore and it is a tradition that is sorely missed.
Make the pinecone caroler
Paint - acrylic works best
1 to 2 inch tall pinecome
2 small twigs
glue - a hot glue gun is the easiest
Sheet music - lots available for free on the Internet
Paint face on the acorn
Glue head and arms on pinecone
Cut construction paper into small rectangle and attach a slightly smaller rectangle of music
Fold songbook in half fo give it a crease and attach to ends of twigs with the hot glue
Carolers for the yard
Although we no longer have them, we did have carolers for our yard. We put a CD player behind them and played Christmas Carols.
We have three trees that we decorate at Christmas. Our house is filled with Angels. The lighted houses sit on the desk and our manger scene has a prominent place in our home. Still, of all the decorations, the carolers have the biggest place in my heart. Everyone has a favorite decoration that holds the spirit of the holiday for them. May your favorite decoration remind you of the reason for the season.