This Christmas project is made from layers of paper plates stacked together to form a ruffled looking, three dimensional tree. Just cut the bottom layer in the shape of a triangle and then each following tier will be slightly shorter. Use the first triangle as your template, measuring length and size against it as you progress up the tree. Trace, cut and glue until your tree is finished. Then mount it, with additional white glue, onto an uncut round paper plate to form the background. After painting the tree and background, you may need to apply additional glue to the sections to keep the tree intact. Let everything dry and then add your ornamentation. I used a fancy hole punch to make the shimmering stars and also pasted on pom-poms to accent my little tree.