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by lolly3 ( edited 16 Dec 2015 ) 15 Dec 2015

Sorry everyone I lost my Christmas Tree. Hope goes through now. I'm not very savvy when it comes to computer stuff.

Regards Lorraine

1. Front of Christmas Tree.
2. Back of Christmas Tree.

When I was making my Christmas Tree, I was humming to "Oh Christmas Tree". I thought that it would be nice if I shared the Song and a little History with all of you on Cutes.

O Christmas Tree
from the MMF! Songbook

History

O Christmas Tree, or O Tannenbaum, in its original German version, refers to a fir tree.
The carol's best known text was penned by a German organist and teacher,
Ernst Anschutz in 1824, and was set to an old folk tune.
Fun Facts
An instrumental version of O Tannenbaum was recorded by Vince Guaraldi for the
Peanuts television special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Peanuts special first aired in 1965,
and continues to be a Christmastime favourite.

Lyrics

O Christmas Tree O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O, Christmas Tree, O, Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
Enjoy Everyone.

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by fabricfairy 16 Dec 2015

Wonderful idea , I will make some of these Thank you

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi fabricfairy, Thankyou so much, I would love to see your creation.
Regards Lorraine

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by legare 16 Dec 2015

very fantastic tree famous illumination

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi legare, Thankyou, I painted clear glitter paint on the Felt first and then again after I glued on the buttons.
Regards Lorraine

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by carolpountney 16 Dec 2015

I love your tree very unusal, is it your design, if so well done

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi carolpountney, Thankyou so much, Yes it is my own design. It took awhile to get it right, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.
Regards Lorraine

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by marianb 16 Dec 2015

Fantastic tree!! Love the use of the buttons.. Marian

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi Marian, Thankyou so much, I really wanted to use up some of my Buttons and show it to all of the Cuties.
Regards Lorraine

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by spendlove Moderator 16 Dec 2015

This is lovely and so neatly done! How big is it?

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi spendlove, Thankyou for the inspiration to finally get the Tree finished. The Tree stands (11 1//2" High), I used a firm piece of felt for it. I also painted on some clear glitter paint before I glued on the buttons and another coat of glitter paint after I glued on the buttons, coving the buttons with the glitter paint as well.
Regards Lorraine

spendlove by spendlove 17 Dec 2015

Thanks

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by pennifold 16 Dec 2015

Wow, Lorraine that looks amazing. So glad you found where your picture went. Sometimes if the size is too big it just won't load and then you've got to reduce the size. You are so clever with all your crafting. Love Chris

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi Chris, Thankyou so much Chris. I just loved spendloves little tree, that I said that I would post one for her to see.
It took awhile to do, but I did it.
I too have not been at all well either, hope that you are feeling a little better.
All my Love Lorraine

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by mops Moderator 16 Dec 2015

You did a great job on this tree. I love the colourful buttons.
P.S. I sent you a PM - Click on Inbox to view it

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi mops, Thankyou so much. I have replied to your p.m.
Regards Lorraine

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by sandralane 15 Dec 2015

Love the design of this tree, you have done a wonderful job with this. Decorations are great, thanks for showing us. Sandra.

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi Sandra, thankyou for your kind comment. I did have fun using up some of my Button Stash on this cute Christmas Tree.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 15 Dec 2015

So cute. I wonder if a battery operated tealight would light it up. Love all the little decorations.

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi crafter2243, Thankyou for your great idea. I did try both tea lights and string lights inside, the tea light was not strong enough and the string lights would have had to be put through a hole in the felt to be able to be seen.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Dec 2015

I did not realize it was made from felt. I thought it was card stock.

lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi crafter2243, That would have worked, I will have to try that one, maybe next years project. lol
Regards Lorraine

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by jrob Moderator 15 Dec 2015

Lorraine, this is simply adorable.

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi jrob, Thankyou, I have fun making this tree. xxx

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by marianamin2003 15 Dec 2015

This is stunning. I love your work.

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lolly3 by lolly3 16 Dec 2015

Hi marianamin2003, Thankyou for you kind words.

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