Here's a great DIY that also includes repurposing! Take an old skirt and turn it into a rose embellished pillow.
Inspired by the Detacher Flower pillow via Domino magazine (in lavender) and Z Gallerie's Rose Pillow (in white), Examiner.com San Francisco has created an instructional for making your own version of these pricey options. Visit this page for a full tutorial to see how just the cost of an old skirt (free, if you already have one!) and some elbow grease can result in a pillow that sells in similar styles for $50-$175!
Go forth and create!