A Laser cut Christmas tree.is a minimalist decoration project for a nice table top tree.
Step 1: Christmas Tree
Cut a tree shape out of acrylic or wood. Include holes for LED lights 3, 5, or 12 MM. Use WS2812 LED for chasing lights. The trunk can be made extra long and bent to form a base. Use an Arduino to drive WS2812 LED. For power a 800mA cell phone charger. USB types are all 5V. Learn.Adafruit.com has a neopixel uber guide that is excellent for all the connection and sample code.