I made some royal icing (or fondant) decorations last year and they still look good. This is a good and inexpensive way to make your own beautiful decorations, and very little skill is required (just a few cookie cutters!). Last year my decorations were all white (I had a all-white Xmas tree). But this year my main tree is white with a touch of red and a South Tyrol/Scandinavian look (lots of reindeers and Alpine motifs), so I also made a few red decorations, and painted some of the white ones with red reinders (you can use a craft stamp for the outlines and a little red jam diluted with water and a fine paintbrush). I also made a little tree with royal icing white and green decorations, I will post some photos in the next few days. In the meantime if you like you can find out how to make royal icing decorations by clicking here, or here.
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©