When Bryan said maybe we could do something with that rose I ripped its head off and stuck a metal shaft between the head and the stem. This prompted the larger project seen below. To make a vase, I wrapped cords around an empty coke bottle and hot glued screws and bits of electronics to it.
Bryan spray painted the rose, stem, and bottle copper.
Then we decided to extend the bottle upwards to merge with the rose, and we made a leaf. The final product is yet to be sprayed.