Updated September 20, 2018
Read step by step instructions after the video.

Resources: Paper Dresden stars and clear glass glitter can be found at D. Blumchen and Company, Martha's source for vintage-inspired holiday decorations and crafting supplies. A receipt spike can be found at restaurant-supply stores. Knitting needles and clay can be purchased from most crafts stores.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Step 1

Roll and flatten 4 ounces sculpting clay to form dome shape. Poke knitting needle horizontally through flat area of clay dome. Remove knitting needle.

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Step 2

Bake clay in oven at 275 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Reinsert needle into baked clay. Glue felt on bottom of base for surface protection.

Step 3

Apply glue, then glitter, to the base. A receipt spike can be used to create a smaller tree instead of building a base using the above instructions.

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Step 4

To form tree, place 2 pieces of 6-by-6-inch card stock onto spike for stability.

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Step 5

Cut newspaper into 50 sheets of each size:
-6 by 6 inches
-5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
-5 by 5 inches
-4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
-4 by 4 inches
-3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
-3 by 3 inches
-2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
-2 by 2 inches
-1 1/2 by 1/2 inch

Step 6

Cut 25 1-inch sheets of newspaper.

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Step 7

Begin poking pieces of newspaper onto spike in descending order, folding and unfolding each piece of paper using a bone folder.

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Step 8

Spray tree with adhesive and immediately sprinkle with diamond dust. Set aside and let dry for 10 minutes.

Step 9

Using a hot-glue gun, adhere 2 paper Dresden stars back-to-back to top of tree.

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