First I found a rock and cut eighteen 24 inch pieces of wire. Then I folded the wire pieces in half, made a loop in the middle, twisted it in between the loop and wire and then separated the loop into two more loops and twisted again. After I had done this to all eighteen pieces I twisted the pieces together and then took strands out for branches as I went up the tree. It's confusing to explain but when you're actually making it it's easier to understand the process. If I were to do this project again I would make the tree bigger and add more branches because it looks kind of bare and dead. Overall I think the concept of this tree is really cool and I would love to do another.