Today at The Martha Stewart Show, we begin our two-week countdown to Valentine's Day and our annual search for fabulous and fun gifts to give to the loves of our lives!
Roses are always a good choice ... but why give live (and perishable) roses when any one of these brilliantly creative and everlasting roses can be crafted out of everyday materials?
(For complete information and instructions, click on each of the photos below. And if you have a great idea for a "Not-Rose," be sure to share it with us!)
This rose made from pink Post-it Notes (courtesy of bitrebels.com) has made quite an impression across the Web. Each petal can hold a missive for your love!
Former guest crafter Cassie Mae Chappell of mommymakesroses.com is the creator of this gorgeous paper coffee filter rose!
Duct tape is such a versatile and useful material, but who knew it would make such fabulous-looking roses? The folks over at the Duct Tape Wiki know!
These playful lingerie roses were featured last season on The Martha Stewart Show.
The folks over at craftathome.com asked themselves, "Why not just make roses out of the money you would have spent on a real bouquet?"
These large, beautiful crepe paper roses were created for The Martha Stewart Show by crafter Morgan Levine.
Roses can be fashioned out of other materials from nature, like this gorgeous bouquet made completely from maple leaves by the folks over at blogzine, haha.nu.
Spruce up a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with a napkin rose!
Your love can have chocolate and roses all in one with these adorable little buds made from chocolate kisses (courtesy of Pikadilly Charm).
And, last but not least, click here to learn how to make these shimmery Diamond Paper Roses!