I just thought I'd show you a fun little project we did for teacher gifts this year. I got the idea here, and adapted it for Christmas characters.
Sorry, no tutorial, but if you look at the photos, you could probably figure out how to make them...
The kids enjoyed making them (or helping Mom make them, since they are actually pretty detailed), and the teachers thought they were really cute!
So if you need some last-minute crafty gifts, give them a try!