As Valentine's Day presents for friends, I created wire flowers. The attached message was, "My love for you is like this flower. Undying." I'm not a fan of presenting living flowers as gifts (though I wouldn't protest if I ever get any...) because they eventually die; I guess I'm practical like that, preferring long-term, enduring gifts instead. I also figured out a way to turn the flowers into bookmarks to make them functional; a bit of my utilitarian side coming out.
No skill is necessary for this so they're pretty easy to make. Not only that, but they also look extremely lovely!
Step 2: First petal
Curl the tip of your wire around in a circle using a cylindrical object or round nose pliers. Stop when the cut end of the wire reaches around to the rest of the wire, so now you have a petal shape (or teardrop). Then make another bend at where the teardrop ends. The bend's sharpness depends on how many petals you want for the flower; more petals = sharper angle. I wanted 5 petals so the angle is about 72 degrees (360 degrees per circle divided by 5 petals) but just estimate this and adjust later. No need to be perfect now.
Step 3: Second petal
Curl the wire to form another teardrop shape; this is petal number 2. Make another bend at the bottom of the teardrop to make room for your next petal like before (sorry; no picture of that part).
Step 4: Next petals
Make another teardrop before bending the wire at the end of that shape to prepare for your next petal. Repeat to create your fourth and fifth petals. You could stop at any number of petals, but I just chose five.