I found the litte paper tree idea online at 2Peas a few days ago...it's easy to make! Take a styrofoam cone, strips of paper (1" x 3"), and straight pins. Fold the strips in half - don't crease - poke the pin thru the corners to make the holes, then place in the tree, starting at the bottom. Work your way to the top. To get the glitter, just take Modge-podge or Diamond Glaze and brush down the sides (one section at a time), dump glitter on and shake off the extra. There ya go!
Here's the threads about this on 2Peas!