DIY Christmas gifts instead of buying them in the shops because DIY projects can save money as well as show your heart to your friends and family members.
DIY Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar - tie the ends so that no peeking ensues! Grande Grande Schloegel (Just in case you have extra toilet paper rolls!
Recycled book cards - with xmas sheet music?
DIY idea :: branch wall tree with lights + ornaments. A wall tree. What a nifty idea. It takes up no space.
The German "I don't need your stinkin' fancy smancy American tools!" way of making paper trees.