Step 4: Stack the pieces

Once the glue has dried completely on the base, thread the pieces onto the dowel, starting with the largest.

For a very 3-dimensional tree, stack each piece at a 30 to 60 degree rotation from the one below. I liked the look better when any curved pieces were curving up, not down. 

Gluing the pieces on is optional. I preferred to leave mine unglued. This way I can adjust it to my liking, and for storage, I can push them into a more 2-dimensional arrangement, to take up less space. I suppose I could even take it apart and store it that way.

Check to see how much dowel the starfish needs to stay on securely. Trim the dowel and place the starfish on top.

Sweet! Old fishing lures would make great ornaments! ;-)
Nice. I happen to have a garage full of my husband's old lures
What a neat idea! This would look awesome on the porch of a beach front home!
Good Job!
That is an awesome idea! I love alternative Christmas trees!

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