I'm new at this so I hope I do OK. I love the idea of making flowers to give as a gift and can recommend instructions to two such projects. The first is to make a set of flowers that are actually pens and therefore are very useful as well as beautiful http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_general_Pot_of_Flower_pens.htm
The other is for tissue paper flowers http://www.craftelf.com/Craft_elf_general_Tissue%20Flowers.htm
which look quite nice on a table in a vase and can be made in a variety of colors. Check them out and let me know what you think.