Silk flowers dipped in plaster-of-paris: You may have seen some plaster dipped items previously around the web. But I quite like this idea and thought they warranted a little time in the spotlight. Specifically, dipped faux flowers.
DIY for chipping porcelain flowers off their base, for use in mosaics. (I've done this. Takes practice. Start on something you do NOT love..) ... http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/search/label/Free%20porcelain%20flowers