For Thanksgiving this year, my son set an empty place in honor of a soldier he lost from his unit and he asked me for a rose to include in the place setting. There is quite a bit of symbolism to each item at the table and he didn't have all of them this year but he plans to make this a tradition every year.
Not knowing about the tradition beforehand, I did not realize the rose was supposed to be red, so it was white this year. I made it from a large coffee filter and I think it turned out pretty good for a first attempt. Several people asked me for a tutorial, so here it is.
The coffee filter I used is enormous, but you could use any size filter. Why do I have such enormous filters? A friend of a friend ordered the wrong size and rather than send them back, gave them to me. I've been trying to figure out what to do with them ever since.