Cut the top of a crew sock off. Turn sock inside out, attach a rubber band to top of the sock. Turn sock right-side out again. Fill with rice. Pack it down to make a round base. Rubber band the top of the sock closed, another band for head. Now, decorate!
Use card stock and misc buttons to make your own Christmas cards. The card stock can be bought at Walmart, etc. or at most any craft store. The buttons come in bags at most craft, hobby, or fabric stores.