Do you get into Christmas in July? I don't personally but I found this video tute via Threadbanger (with a Christmas in July theme) on how to create toys from a pair of old jeans. As an amendment to the instruction, I would stuff the bottom of the toy with soup mix or uncooked rice and use it as either a door stoppers or (if you made two) bookends?!
A question though, would you give a Christmas present that you made from recycled clothes?