Via A Chi Chi Affair
I fell hopelessly in love with the fun runner of paper flowers in the image above. Big impact, low price tag if you make your own. Martha Stewart has provided a number of tutorials for creating flowers from a variety of inexpensive supplies, including some pretty impressive looking paper roses fashioned from, of all things, coffee filters.
Giant Paper Poppy Flowers
Paper Roses made from coffee filters
Crepe Paper Roses
A vase filled with a dozen of any of these flowers, all created in the same color, would be a perfect accent on your desk at work. Best of all, no water necessary!