I actually accomplished something (and only 2 weeks after Christmas, which was when they were supposed to be done): Beaded stars! I simply followed the instructions on a great German website called Creadoo.
They are SO easy to make - all you need is about 80 cm (32 inches) of thin silver wire (I used 24 gauge wire, any thinner and the stars are too flimsy), and some nice shiny glass beads (large and small round ones, and the long ones called rocailles or bugle beads).
Then you just follow the simple pattern on the website (the first drawing is for the stars in the upper row of the photo, the ones I made), repeat 6 or 7 times, twist the ends together and voilà! All done.
Perfect to work on while you wait for your asthmatic laptop to download something. Or while you're wondering where the hammer is because you'd like to "help" the laptop a little.