This is one of those simple little photo tutorials that abounds on Pinterest. I would use a core of foil for my tree so that the base stuck in better and you saved on clay and curing time. The scissors method for making branches also makes great chive flowers, chrysanthemums, tufts of hair and so on on your sculpted clay pieces. Don’t want cut branches? Attach little nubs of clay beginning at the bottom of the tree shape and attaching one end of the branch or stubby piece of clay to the tree base. Keep adding up the tree until you have enough branches.