Peacock Pin Cushion Pot

By  Lisa Bychowski 

size: 4" tall


  • Clay pot and saucer, 4” tall
  • FolkArt Paints*: Artist’s Pigment: Fresh Foliage; Turner’s Yellow; Acrylic Colors: Hot Pink; Magenta; Metallic Pure Gold; Winter White
  • FolkArt Artist’s Varnish*: Matte
  • Jean.e.ology Embroidered Iron-On*: Peacock
  • Black velvet circle, 9”


  • Simply Stamps Foam Cubes*: Floral Icons
  • Stencil Décor Adhesive Stencils*: Damask
  • Paintbrushes*: FolkArt One Stroke Brushes*: Flat, 3/4”; Stencil Décor Stencil Brush, 3/4”
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Sewing needle and black thread
  • Poly-Fil Polyester Fiberfill (Fairfield Processing)
  • Iron and pressing board
  • *Products by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1. Basecoat pot and saucer Winter White.
  • 2. Use wash brush to paint saucer and pot rim Magenta. Paint inside of pot Pure Metallic Gold.
  • 3. Apply one coat Turner's Yellow to lower portion of pot. Let dry. Apply second coat in opposite direction for a linen look.
  • 4. Use small amount Hot Pink to randomly stamp flowers on saucer and rim.
  • 5. Lightly stencil Damask Foliage Green around pot as shown for an aged-fabric look. (Note: Use painter's tape to mask off stencil when designs overlap.)
  • 6. Apply varnish to pot and saucer.
  • 7. Follow manufacturer's instructions to adhere peacock and two flower iron-ons to front of pot. (Note: Avoid direct contact between iron and pot.)
  • 8. Sew running stitch, 1/4" from edge, around velvet circle. Pull ends to gather. Fill circle with Poly-fil until firm. Pull threads tightly to close opening and secure with knot. Glue cushion, gathered-side-down, inside saucer.
  • 9. Store sewing supplies inside pot and nestle saucer into top of pot.