Learn to create symbols in Illustrator CS3 by means of this tutorial.
Create a new document. Choose the Paint brush tool and draw a flower. This will be the symbol in future.
Paint the flower with red.
Add the details to the flower.
Select the entire image and right click and choose Group.
Now, release the flower to the Symbols panel.
The Symbols panel will appear. Give the symbol the name ‘flower’. Then choose Movie Clip.
Click Ok. Then our new symbol will get added to the Symbols panel.
Whenever we need to use this symbol, we just have to drag it from the Symbols panel.