It’s a little known fact that when I was in grade school and high school I played my great grandfather’s antique silver cornet in the school bands. My favourite time of year to play was during the holidays, whether it was in parades or in concerts – I just loved the festive spirit. It may have been bitter cold sitting up on a float at the local Santa Claus parade, but you better believe I played “Jingle Bells” with all my might. I think it also helps that Christmas music is just fun to play – especially for brass instruments. I stumbled upon a community band performing this weekend and I couldn’t help but stop and listen for a while. It brought back lots of good memories.
Changing them for the holidays was as easy as printing off the sheet music for free and swapping out the botanical prints!
I couldn’t find the original source for these images (I would have loved to find the original book!), but I was able to create links for you to download them for your own decor:
This sheet music isn’t just for framing – you can also use it in your decor, for making Christmas cards, scrapbooking or even in your wrapping! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
These Christmas trees made of sheet music would look lovely on top of a piano or mantel!
Cut strips of sheet music for your favourite Christmas song and stuff them into a glass ball for a unique ornament.
Black and white plaid ribbon, layered over burlap, with a cute tag on top of the sheet music makes this gift look lovely and festive for a neutral theme.
Even a simple wrapping job looks cute – with an old jingle bell to make music of its own.
A delicate box gets special treatment with sheet music wrapping paper and a tiny tag and bow. small box: This would even be cute as a little treat at your table place settings – maybe with a few special chocolates inside!
I think this one might be my favourite – from the diagonal alignment of the paper to the tiny jingle bells. Any recipient would love this!
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If you have any other ideas on how to use sheet music in holiday decor, I’d love to hear about them. Share in the comments below!