Press the tack down at the center point. Then find the length from the center point to the edge. This is the length you want your string to be. Tie the string around the pencil. Pull the string tight and then use the string to swing the pencil in a perfect semi-circle.
Add a line of glue tape or use a glue stick to attach the tissue fringe to the tree. Instead of using long strips, cut the paper into squares to ensure that the fringe doesn’t get wonky as you go around the circumference of the cone. If you happen to have crepe party streamers on hand, these work just as well as tissue paper, just cut into smaller pieces.
Glue fringe all the way around the cone. Allow an inch or in between layers. Repeat until the entire cone is covered with overlapping layers of fringe. Tip: cut your pieces into smaller diameters as you move up the cone. If you begin with 2" x 2" squares, by the time you get to the top, it’s easiest to work with a piece that’s 1/2" wide.