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Decorate with Christmas Carolers

Updated on September 15, 2014

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

Click on the link to be taken to the tutorial. These are super cute. I bought mine but now I can make more of my own. These are simple and quick and can be decorated is so many ways
Click on the link to be taken to the tutorial. These are super cute. I bought mine but now I can make more of my own. These are simple and quick and can be decorated is so many ways | Source

My carolers singing for you

Christmas Carols - Music for your carolers

Classic Christmas Carols: 50 Favourite Carols
Classic Christmas Carols: 50 Favourite Carols

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

The Spoonful website that hosted this tutorial was closed by Disney on September 29, 2014.
The Spoonful website that hosted this tutorial was closed by Disney on September 29, 2014.

More carolers on the piano

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.

Pinecone Carolers

Pine cone carolers
Pine cone carolers

Make the pinecone caroler

Supplies:

Paint - acrylic works best

Acons

1 to 2 inch tall pinecome

2 small twigs

Construction paper

glue - a hot glue gun is the easiest

Sheet music - lots available for free on the Internet

Directions:

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.

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