I was inspired by Chez's paper trees on the Crate Paper blog. The great thing about these little trees is that you can make look however you want. Go simple, or totally bling them up! They are also great little gifts for your paper crafting friends.
You need some paper cones, adhesive, 12 x 12 pattern paper, and the Martha Stewart fringe scissors. Just so you see how inexpensive this project can be, I got the paper 4 for $1.00 and the paper cones were $3.50 with 4 in a pack. That is about $1.12 for one basic tree.
My cones have a little hole at the top, so you will want to cover it before you get started.
Start applying the strips at the bottom of the cone and work upward. Leave a little hanging off the bottom on the first strip.
After you cover your cone, fluff your fringes and add some ornaments....or what ever you like. I think they are even cute without decorations.