Kate at Design Sponge shows you how to make a balsa wood mini tree – perfect for small living spaces.
Kate writes:

I scrapped several–okay, many–variations on miniature tree designs. Too many of them involved tools that not everyone has room to own or otherwise were unable to support ornaments. I settled with balsa wood because it is an urban crafter’s dream material: it’s lightweight, making it easy to transport and cut with scissors or a utility knife. This means you can shape it like paper, but it’s strong enough to support some weight without sagging or breaking. This if a prefect project for a snowy/rainy/cold day when you’re trapped indoors.