Unlike real roses, aluminum foil roses will last indefinitely, and each rose costs only pennies to make. Once you have practiced the technique a few times, you'll be able to make them in minutes to use as a quick gift or decoration. While household aluminum foil works well, don't limit yourself to standard silver. You can also use foil candy wrappers or craft foil, which is available in a variety of colors.
Tear off about one foot of aluminum foil and place the foil flat on your work surface.
Roll the foil up starting at one end to form a tube. The tube should measure 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter.
Pinch the foil tube three to four inches from one end. The shorter end of the tube is the rose and the longer end is the stem.
Twist the stem repeatedly along the entire length to form a narrow, tightly compressed tube.
Arrange the petals of the rose by pulling them outward slightly until you are satisfied with their appearance. The petals are the layers of aluminum foil within the tube.
Arrange several aluminum foil roses in a vase to surprise someone special.
Experiment with different size squares of aluminum foil to make extra large or miniature roses.