For anyone who loves making things, DIY paper flowers are time consuming but very rewarding. There is a tutorial for the paper lily above on the Elli blog. Materials needed are printed paper, florist wire & tape and a hot glue gun.
Any type of paper can be used to make your own flowers – tissue, crepe or standard paper. The paper can be molded by damping then using a bowl to shape and dry, or stretched as with crepe paper. I love this roundup from The House that Lars Built.