Ready to go to the library...............
Here you can see how large the daffodil is on my kitchen counter. I anchored it with a rubberband between the cabinets so it would dry perpendicular when I added the plaster of paris to the can.
Here are the two poppies (I use that term loosely). I decided to use a larger can for their base to make sure that they did not tip over. We don't want anything falling onto the patrons in the library.
I mixed the plaster in the can, set the "stem" in the can and held the flower straight. The plaster dries in about 30 minutes. I anchored it with a rubber band to hold it in place for that time.
You can see how I attached the back of the flower to the cardboard wrapping roll. I used a piece of foam core board and hot glued it.