The family often want me to help them whip up crafty things and one of my sons wanted to surprise his wife with a traditional gift for their first wedding anniversary. Paper. These are the dozen paper roses we created.
made from 5 layers of paper cut into petals and glued into a rose shape. Tutorial was on the net. We used an old romance novel and painted the pages in a red wash.
Flowers are pushed onto a wire and stem wrapped in florist tape.