melt beads in a 200 C oven to make ornaments. @Lesley Noel....you can do shapes with cookie cutters!
This actually has a lot of great ideas!
Master List of ideas for Elf - this family has been doing Elf for 3 years - lots of creative photos
Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament's top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place. (Ornaments, starting at $4.99 for four, and cardinal, $1.99; michaels.com for stores. Peacock feathers, $2.99 for three, and artificial snow, $2.99; joann.com. Wood chips, $3 for 4.8 ounces; walmart.com for stores. Model tree, from $2.99; hobbylinc.com)
Styrofoam ball, pins and buttons. SOOO cute for christmas decorations!
I did this last year from my entry hall ceiling with silver & gold & black ornaments & left it through New Years. Loved it
Very clever and pretty Christmas decoration....prime the wine bottles and then roll in epsom salt to get the snowy effect
I want to try this for winter decor for my front porch
Wood Letter wrapped in Christmas tree garland and add lights!
an entire list of things you can make yourself to stuff stockings.