I put together Charlie Brown's Christmas tree yesterday.
I've been wanting to make one for years. I found the perfect 'tree' at a dollar store and made the base from two paint sticks glued together. The tree was tipping too easily (I have cats, they are bad.) so I had to glue on a 1/2 inch wood block which I drilled a hole into the center of. The ball is glass, so I wired it on, see earlier explanation of bad cats.
I may wrap a blue cloth around the base the way Linus did, but I haven't decided yet.