Perky Pots Cruise Ship, Sailboat, Lighthouse, Captain and Sailor

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by Marcia Goss, Perky Pots

Perky Pots Cruise Ship, Sailboat, Lighthouse, Captain and Sailor

Ahoy, mates! Set sail on a crafting adventure when you create the Perky Pots Cruise Ship, Sailboat, Lighthouse, Captain and Sailor!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. If you are not making all of the pots shown in the photo, then you will need to adjust the amount of supplies necessary for completing this project. Download and print project template if you need assistance in creating the designs.
  • 2
    Cruise Ship: Paint 6 inch saucer and 2 inch saucer Cotton Ball for upper deck. Paint the glass part of the round windows Dolphin, then paint Cotton Ball highlights on top. The outline of the round windows should have a thin line of Cotton Ball and then broader line of Lipstick. Use a craft knife to cut large teardrops from the wood slats. Paint these teardrops and the 1-1/2 inch pot Lipstick. Adhere the teardrops to the 1-1/2 inch pot as shown. Paint the 2-1/4 inch saucer Cotton Ball with Black Tie portholes and Dolphin windows. Adhere the 2-1/4 inch saucer and 1-1/2 inch pot to the top of the 6 inch saucer as shown. Paint the rim of the 6 inch pot Cotton Ball. Place tape around the center of the 6 inch pot. Paint the upper part of this same pot Black Tie. Paint the round windows Dolphin with Cotton Ball highlights. The outline of the round windows should have a thin line of Black Tie and then a broader line of Cotton Ball. Mix a small amount of Cotton Ball and True Blue (do not use all of the True Blue). Paint waves on the pot that are this mixed color, then accent the tips of the waves with True Blue. Use a craft knife to cut three 3 inch ovals from the wood slats. Then, going from top to bottom, cut the ovals in half. Paint these pieces ("lifeboats") Lipstick with Cotton Ball and Black Tie highlights and glue them around the top of the 6 inch pot. Paint two toothpicks True Blue. Cut two 2 inch squares from the cardstock. Paint one Apple Green and the other Canary. Fold each square in half and glue around toothpicks to create the cruise ship's "flags". If desired, cut a notch in one of the "flags". Glue "flags" on upper deck. Assemble and adhere as shown in photo.
  • 3
    Lighthouse: Paint 2 inch saucer ("lighthouse roof") and 3 inch saucer ("light room base") Black Tie. Paint one of the toothpicks ("lighthouse antenna") Black Tie. Paint the body of the 1-1/2 inch pots Canary. Paint lines ("window frames") on the body of the same 1-1/2 inch pot with Black Tie and paint the remaining part of the body of the pot Lipstick. Paint the rim of the 2 inch pot's rim, the 3 inch pot's rim and the lower third of the 4 inch pot's body Cotton Ball. Paint the other, unpainted portions of these same pots Lipstick. Paint the rim of the 6 inch saucer True Blue. Mix a small amount of Cotton Ball and True Blue (do not use all of the True Blue). Paint "waves" on the pot that are this mixed color, then accent the tips of the "waves" with True Blue, leaving about a half inch to paint Turf Green (this Turf Green section is the "shoreline"). Paint the front portion of a house on the front of the clay top, making the roof, doorknob and foundation Black Tie, the house itself Cottonball and the door Lipstick. Glue pieces together as shown. Assemble and adhere as shown in photo.
  • 4
    Sailboat: Download and print project template if you need assistance in creating the designs. Cut a 10 inch piece from the dowel ("mast") and paint it Apple Green. Cut a 3/4 inch x 2-1/2 inch strip from the cardstock. When done, cut a 3/8 inch by 3 inch strip from the cardstock. Fold these pieces of cardstock in half and glue to top of dowel. Cut notch in end of of 3/8 inch cardstock strip. Paint 3/4 inch strip Canary and 3/8 inch strip True Blue. These are the sailboat's flags. Cut a piece of White felt that has 7-1/2 inch sides and an 8-1/2 inch base. Cut slit in the center of felt and glue onto "mast" for the sail. Paint the rim and top third of the 4 inch pot Lipstick. Mix a small amount of Cotton Ball and True Blue (do not use all of the True Blue). Paint the bottom two-thids of the 4 inch pot this mixed color to serve as "waves". Then provide accents to the tips of "waves" with True Blue. Glue mast in bottom of boat. Assemble and adhere as shown in photo.
  • 5
    Captain: Paint the 2-1/4 inch pot ("body") True Blue. Paint the "buttons" and "braids" on the 2 inch pot Canary. Paint the background of the "ship's wheel" True Blue. Details can be added in Brown Sugar, Cotton Ball and Black Tie. Paint the crown of the Captain's "hat" Cotton Ball. Use a craft knife to cut a small circle from the wood slats. Then cut this circle in half and paint it Canary with Cotton Ball highlights. Use a craft knife to cut a medium circle from the wood slats to create the "hat bill". Paint it True Blue with Canary details. Glue small and medium wood slat pieces to create the complete hat, using photo as reference. Paint 1-1/2 inch doll head Buff Beige. Dot eyes with Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils. Add other details, such as mouth, nose and eyebrows in Black Tie. Glue doll head to 2-1/4 inch pot. Optional: add blush to cheeks. Assemble and adhere as shown in photo.
  • 6
    Sailor: Paint the 2-1/4 inch pot ("body") True Blue. Paint the "shirt" Cotton Ball with Lipstick stripes. Outline "collar" Cotton Ball. Use a craft knife to cut two small circles ("hands"). Paint these small circles of Buff Beige and add details with Brown Sugar. Paint 1-1/2 inch doll head Buff Beige. Dot eyes with Cotton Ball with Black Tie pupils. Add other details, such as mouth, nose and eyebrows in Black Tie. Add Brown Sugar hair. Cut a strip of cardstock that is 2 inch by 1/2 inch. Fold in half and glue on head in an oval to create "hat". Glue doll head to 2-1/4 inch pot. Glue hands to 2-1/4 inch pot. Cut a 12 inch piece of White floral wire. Coil it around a pencil and glue one end behind "hand". Assemble and adhere as shown in photo.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 6 inch 104186527
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 6 inch 104186513 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 4 inch 104186523 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 3 inch 104186509 (3)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 2-1/4 inch 104186519 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 1-1/2 inch 104186517 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lipstick 104770367 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Blue 104770407 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357 (4)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Apple Green 104770391 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canary 104770383 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Turf Green 104770393
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Dolphin 104770425
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buff Beige 104770373
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Brown Sugar 104770419
  • Forrester Wood Dowel 3/16 inch x 36 inch 104146692
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 6 104118924
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Snowcap 104059198
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Doll Head/Knob 1-1/2 inch 7 pc. 104139790
  • Loew Cornell Woodsies Wood Slats 2-3/4 inch x 7-1/4 inch 6 pc. 104146938
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • CPE The New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104276453
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cloth Wire 30 gauge 10 yard White 104179230
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Ruler
  • Toothpicks (3)
  • Water Container for Rinsing Brushes
  • Pencil
  • Blush (optional - see steps 5 and 6)
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