Clay Pot Pilgrim

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


Isn’t she lovely? This pretty little pilgrim woman has that gentle and simplistic look that your guests will adore. She makes a dainty table decoration or even a place card holder.

You will need

2 1/4″ terra cotta pot

1 1/2″ diameter wooden ball

felt: white and brown

acrylic paint: gray, flesh, black and pink

thin white ribbon

hot glue gun



black marker

scruffy brush or roughed up

cotton swab


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What you do

Paint clay pot gray and let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry completely. Paint the wooden ball with flesh colored paint and let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry completely. Using the patterns, cut out hair from brown felt and collar and bonnet from white felt. When paint is dry, spray entire surface of pot with acrylic sealer. Position the collar on top of the inverted clay pot. Hot glue the collar to the pot and use white craft glue to attach the ball to the collar. This will take some time to dry but will adhere much better than hot glue. When the glue has dried, use a scruffy brush or roughed up cotton swab and a small amount of pink paint to add the cheeks. Be sure to dab off excess paint before adding cheeks, use a dry application. Use the black marker to dot on eyes. Position the hair onto the wooden ball so that it frames the face. If you need to, felt stretches if pulled gently. Be careful not to rip it. Once in position, glue in place. Position the bonnet on top of the head, centering it, tack in place with a dot or two of hot glue. Position the bonnet in place along the sides of the head, tack down in back and on sides with hot glue gun. Tie ribbon into a small bow. Trim the ends and hot glue to the center of the collar at the point.

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