We decorate the house each year with some new handmade thing from recycled something. Scraps of material, bits of yarn, etc. This year we used magazine pages and folded origami stars.
We strung them up on baker’s thread (the red and white twisted kind) and hung them up. They’re good as gift tags too.
Find the tutorial on how here: http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2009/06/five-pointed-origami-star.html
A fun thing to do with patient folders young and old.