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Strands of yarn strung through perforated paper (on the left) and from wire (on the right) make novel beards for these Santas. Found at Peikonpoika, there's not a lot of detail in how they are made but enough to get you started on this cute idea.
Here's a nice variation on the salt dough ornament at The Artful Parent - make lacey ornaments by punching holes with a straw. There's also a version that uses beads to give them a stained glass effect.