I really love the Japanese technique of Kanzashi (originated from origami), where you fold fabric into petals - and by that have the opportunity to make some beautiful flowers.
My first attempt of making a Kanzashi flower was this:
Folding all the individual petals and collecting them on a thread.
Then attaching a button on the front and a piece of fabric on the back, to hide the ends of the fabrics. These flowers can be used in your hair, as a broche, making your bag a little more interesting ... you name it.
I will practice on the execution of the flower next time I have a moment of creativeness; for instance using an iron will make the petals more 'sharp' in their look.