A friend of mine went along with me on my last vintage shopping spree. She was looking for inexpensive balls to make a tree. She found a huge box of ornaments for only $5.00 and then some old vintage Shiny Brites for a good price.
She said they used to make these trees as kids and I've never seen one before so I was anxious to see one. Today, she sent me photos! She said they take a simple dowel and drill a hole in another piece of wood to use as a base and insert the dowel into the hole. Then, just start sliding ornaments onto the dowel and here is the end result.
And, she got her Shiny Brites into a pretty dish:
Instant display!! WTG, Jean, they look great!