I made dozens and dozens (didn't really count) of miniature crepe paper roses for the teachers' luncheon last Wednesday, using this cute video and other folded ribbon rose techniques. I bought the same dollar store streamers, every color they had except for blue (though Jessie really wanted me to make some blue roses). I used nearly an entire roll each of red, white, pink and yellow, and one and a half rolls of green. Almost every teacher and staff member commented on them and wanted to know how they were made, and I think they realized the time and effort that was invested in making them. It made me feel so nice that they were so well received.
I found some assorted jam, salsa and baby food jars, wrapped them in tissue paper and tied a ribbon around the lip, and put in as many miniature paper roses as would fit. Along with real cut roses and other potted plants, they lined the center of each row of tables.