DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Christmas Crafts Shimmering Stacked Trees By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email 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. What You'll Need Materials 4 ounces Sculpey clay 10-inch, 6mm thick knitting needle Felt Craft glue Clear glass glitter Receipt spike (optional) 2 pieces 6-by-6-inch card stock Newspaper Utility knife Bone folder Adhesive spray Hot-glue gun and glue sticks 2 paper Dresden stars Instructions Roll and flatten 4 ounces sculpting clay to form dome shape. Poke knitting needle horizontally through flat area of clay dome. Remove knitting needle. 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. 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. To form tree, place 2 pieces of 6-by-6-inch card stock onto spike for stability. 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 Cut 25 1-inch sheets of newspaper. Begin poking pieces of newspaper onto spike in descending order, folding and unfolding each piece of paper using a bone folder. Spray tree with adhesive and immediately sprinkle with diamond dust. Set aside and let dry for 10 minutes. Using a hot-glue gun, adhere 2 paper Dresden stars back-to-back to top of tree.