All I did was bundle up about 10 pipe cleaners then take another pipe cleaner and twist it around them at the base to make s trunk. Then I sculpted the top of the cleaners into a tree.
I had the hubs cut me a small square of scrap wood, which I painted black. I used a styrofoam ball cut in half and glued it to the base. Then I wedged the tree trunk in. I covered the base in moss and placed a mini pumpkin at the base. I randomly placed some tiny leaves around the tree. Pretty simple.