I've found this makes a good base for a string/voodoo style doll. Use a square drinks coaster as a template and wrap the string fewer times for the base skeleton, then wrap the doll as you usually would.
* Christmas Ornaments You Can Make - Poinsettia/Snowflake Pony Bead Pattern. You could probably add to the pattern to make some really neat snowflakes! Other cute things to make with pony beads on website.
These patterned paper tree decorations are a quick and simple way to spruce up your home for Christmas. Courtesy of It All Started with Paint, these trees can be customized to any color or pattern and only take a little bit of time to craft.