One year I made glass balls with little yarn balls and tiny knitting needles in them. I've also done fudge, and cookies.
This year we made pinecone ornaments.
Connor collected the pinecones at the duck park (Eco island). The pickings were very slim :(
Then we got the cones home and baked the critters out of them (200 degrees for 45 minutes)
After the baking came the painting. I used krypton gold and silver spray paint.
After they dried I hot glued yarn loops to them for hanging
We've been giving them to people, the ups guy, the mailman, our police officer neighbor. It's a small thing, but seems to make people genuinely happy :)