For the past couple of years I have searched for the right kind of ornament tree to display my small kirigami pieces. I need one that is sturdy, lightweight, and folds up to travel well. This year I saw a wire tree in the store that was just right so I tried to recreate it.
I took 36 pieces of 16 g wire and began wrapping them with florist tape, starting at the bottom. Every few inches, I bent a few of the wires to make branches and wrapped them separately.
Then I painstakingly wrapped the entire tree in red sparkly yarn, placing red beads at the tips of each branch.
I mounted the whole tree on an old decorative bowl as a base.
This project wasn't difficult, just VERY tedious, especially wrapping the yarn around the branches. If I ever make another one, I will use thicker yarn. This was made in several sittings of a few hours each. In the future it might be more worth it to buy a tree like this if I could find one. Ha.