This tree is so shiny IRL; it just doesn't show good in the photos.
I took a paper mache cone, covered it with gold and white designer scrapbook paper and then glued on gold buttons. I then took some very thin sparkly white tinsel and wrapped it between the buttons to cover any open spaces.
Above shows the scrapbook paper on the 11" tall cone.
All the gold buttons I could find in my stash, with the shanks removed from the backs.
Beginning to fill in the open spaces with the tinsel garland.
I finished off the top with a glass ornament.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann