Find out how to make this unique recycled paper bag rope garland at Family Chic. This would be a fun project for the whole family to decorate together. If you don't want to sew on the details try just tying or gluing the different elements.
Michele Made Me always comes up with brilliant ideas to use recycled goods in crafting. Here is one of her latest examples, small wreaths made from recycled paper! They are easy enough for kids to make or an adult could make them ahead of time and let the kids just do the decorating. I think they are adorable as is, but they would be great for napkin rings or ornaments too!