Cut two 2-by-42-inch strips of velvet. With embroidery scissors, snip V shapes into velvet about 1/8 inch from bottom edge. Place one strip on top of the other, fuzzy sides down. Sew a running stitch through both layers along the bottom 1/8 inch. Every 3 or 4 inches, pull the thread to gather the fabric and secure with a double stitch.
Spiral the strip tightly to create a flower shape, securing it with random stitches. Stitch through all the layers when strip is completely rolled. Make a few more stitches to attach a hooked paper-wrapped floral wire for the stem, then cover it with green floral tape.
Silk-and-rayon velvet, 44 inches, New York Elegant Fabrics, 212-302-4984
Paper-wrapped wire, 18 inches long, 18 gauge, by Panacea,createforless.com