okay, I know its a bit late for christmas, but Peter (lateral thinker) persuaded me to do it. It makes a nice table decoration, and is fairly easy to make, so without further redo, I bring to you, the tabletop Christmas tree.
Step 1: Pieces
It doesn't use much, but here is the pic of what you need.
Step 2: Getting Started
just follow the pics an you will be fine.