I've been making these for my wife for years. I made the first one before we were married, if I recall correctly.
Now that I'm publishing this, I'm looking around to make sure that it hasn't already been done, wouldn't want to be unwittingly derivative after all. I see this guy; he's been making origami roses for his girl. Way classier, way more work. Another dude more recently demonstrates an origami rose... Again, a significant step-up. I bet these guy's wives loves them more.
So maybe this idea, kiss-flower, is for more early in the relationship; kinda spontaneous; while you're still trying to impress but, y'know,... casual like. Save the origami roses for when you know it's real...
Step 1: Unwrap the Kisses Carefully
The other issue here is that apparently you can only get green Kisses around Christmas time. Valentine's day Kisses are red, but by the time Valentine's day actually rolls around the stores are all gearing up for Easter. So just before Valentines day, pastels abound, but it's harder to spontaneously produce a red rose with appropriately colored green stem without first hoarding a few green Kisses.
So anyway, when I first did this I used these red and green Kisses left over from Christmas. I saved a few of each so I could take pictures of the process. Life intervenes, and I don't get around to taking pictures until a year later. S'OK, I'm not planning on eating the Kisses, just taking their picture.
You know of course that I ate 'em. Didn't matter that they were like 15 months old. So now I've got that association going for me, stale chocolate, wife, love. Could be worse. Could be carrots.
Step 2: Fold the Head of the Rose
I don't actually know where that carrot line came from, but i'm leaving it in, maybe the wife will know...
Step 3: Fold the Stem of the Rose
One of the most important parts of this step is to crimp the lower part of the rose bud into the stem.
Then just loosely roll the stem up, making sure to hide any of the silver foil. Don't worry about making it too "stem-like". Just get it rolled.
Step 4: Completed Rose
Note that the flowers can be made with just about any foil wrapper, not just Hershey Kisses, but that most other candies have tougher wrappers (also the ubiquity of the Kiss makes the presentation such a surprise).
So now you're finished. The rest is pretty much just the presentation. I've taped these to birthday cards, given 'em in singles and bunches. Left 'em in places where she will find em. I will say though that the most effective presentation is if you start with two kisses and make a rose right there in front of her.
Happy Valentine's day baby. Love yer.
Step 5: My First Attempt at an Animation
Quicktime Pro gives you an option, File -> Open Image Sequence..., that will open a series of sequentially numbered digital photos, and turn 'em into a movie. You can then use Quicktime Pro to export that movie into any number of output formats. I'm not sure what format will be most universally acceptable, but the .mov produced a small, reasonable-quality animation. The .avi's looked terrible, so I have to keep working on this.