This is a no sew project and a ton of fun! You will need a styrofoam cone, the size is your choice but I would not get out of hand on your first one. Just select a medium size. Also get a small floral pick for the topper of your tree as well as a large box of pins, and these are the standard tiny head pins because you will not see the pin, it will be hidden. Get the bigger box, min. of 400 pins. You will need a piece of fabric large enough to cover the bottom of your cone and wrap up about 1". A pile of 2.5" scraps in all kinds of Christmas prints or whatever colors you would like. You can use just shades of green if you like or you can alternate colors as we work around, bring a gallon ziploc bag full. What you don't use on this tree you will use on the next one. I say this because getting 3 cones, one in each size makes a lovely centerpiece for any table!