Campaigners plan to create an avalanche of poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.
Volunteers at the Elgin Museum want people to create their own personalised flowers to form the poignant display.
Organisers are eager for descendants of those who fought in the conflict to inscribe names of their ancestors on their own hand-crafted tribute.
Once complete, it is hoped a cascade of hundreds of poppies will pour out of a display cabinet, over the first floor banister, and down to the floor – similar to the breath-taking display that attracted thousands to the Tower of London.
Volunteer Mary Shand hopes the museum’s own moving display will provoke reflection and conversation about the events of the war.
She said: “We really hope it will be quite an amazing sight once it is complete. Hopefully people will come forward with their own stories after they see it.
“We already have quite a few exhibits from the war on display, it would be really interesting to see if people have anything else at home.
“Yes, the war had a profound impact all across the world but it’s impact was felt very strong locally too.”
Eager crafters have been invited to either knit or crochet their own poppies or draw them on paper or cardboard.
A similar display at Culloden Academy last year included red flowers that had been made out of plasticine.
Frances Beveridge, regional fundraiser for Poppy Scotland, said: “The public is always very generous to us. Hopefully we’ll have hundreds of poppies, whether it’s from schools, clubs or whoever.
“It’s such a significant year so it would be fitting to have visible presence in the local museum for people to go to.”
Poppy donations to form the exhibit should be dropped off at Elgin Museum before the end of March. People have been invited to make flowers between the size of a traditional remembrance poppy and half the size of an A4 sheet of paper.