1. You will need to start with brown bulletin board paper. I roll out a long piece.
2. Cut the paper in half. It doesn't have to be perfect.
3. Now, crunch up the paper.
4. I start by stapling the top of my tree. Go down around 8-9 inches and push about 2 inches of paper under the overhand and staple. Think of a palm to tree, its bark is in layers that overlap. You could do it by starting at the base and working up but I think this would be harder to work with.
5. Continue to do this all the way down.
6. Time for the leaves. Roll out a large amount of green bulletin board paper. Starting at one end of the paper fold it over the width you want your leaves. In the picture, if you look closely you will see that I folded over about 12-18 inches. Continue to fold over so you can cut out many leaves at a time.
7. I normally fold this in half and cut out the leave shape.
8. Staple your leaves.
9. You can cut off the end of some of the leaves to make them shorter.
Sometimes, I crinkle the base of the smaller leaves to create more interesting layers of leaves.
I hope this helped!