I stole this idea from Preston Bailey, the guy who planned Oprah’s 50th birthday party. I only steal ideas from the very best!
What you need:
1 or 2 large roses
1 shallow bowl
1) Gently pluck all the petals off your roses.
2) Carefully lay them in circles in a shallow bowl of water until they appear to be one large rose.
3) Work from the outside towards the inside, starting with a large circle with the biggest petals you have. Continue in circles using smaller and smaller petals. They’ll float around a bit and anger you, but just move them back to where they belong and continue on.
4) Tear off a couple of leaves from the rose and stick them under the petals.
Oh! And do this arrangement where you plan to keep it. It really doesn’t travel well.