In the bleak mid-winter, it’s hard to find beautiful flowers and the ones that are around are not in season and thus, very expensive. Also, before you give in to your seasonal affective disorder and go buy a bunch of peonies; think for a second where did they come from? Odds are they had to be trucked in from far away and you don’t need all those fuel emissions on your conscience.
So make your own out of paper or felt. Purchase a paper flower kit from Paper Source or peruse this how-to for making felt flowers. Use them to spruce up your table when company comes over or give them out as valentines. Make a bunch and put them in a clear glass bowl, so you can a sneak peek of spring every time you walk by.