I used one of the files from the Christmas Ornament SVGCuts kit along with the rosette file from the Made in the USA kit and cut them out in different sizes. I assembled all the rosettes first (but at an angle and not flat like you usually would when making a rosette) before I poked the dowel stick through them. I glued each layer in place with a hot glue gun.
To make the star on top of the tree, I cut six stars from the Stars and Stripes kit, folded them in half and glued them together. The base of the tree is made from the drum file in the Stanta's Visit kit with a piece of florist foam in it to hold the tree up.