I can't take claim for this project, whatsoever! I have to thank Martha Stewart and her video for my new addiction. This project would work well with students because it's so easy to do. Check out the video at http://www.marthastewart.com/article/magazine-christmas-trees
They can be painted gold like these...or left unpainted and sprinkled with glitter (which I'm going to do). I'm making these for all the staff here at school for Christmas gifts, shhhh don't tell!