Over the last several months I've been experimenting with making paper flowers. So far I've really only had success with roses, orchids, and cherry blossoms.
While the roses turned out passingly well (I gave my mother a bouquet for her birthday) I've always felt that they could have been done better.
The other day I came across this woman, Cassie Mae Chappell, who makes flowers out of coffee filters. She paints the petals with watercolor paints to produce a really beautiful effect.