I found an old pitcher on Etsy and had to have it because of the little dog handle. I had a mug with a handle like that when I was a child. I decided to make it into a pincushion and thought I'd share it with you as a little no-sew tutorial. It will take you no time at all and makes a great gift for anyone who sews. Just take a tea cup or little cream pitcher, a 12" by 12" square of fabric, a handful of stuffing and an elastic hair band.
Put stuffing in the center of the fabric square, pull up the corners and twist with the stuffing inside. Wrap the elastic hair band around two or three times, pull on the ends and you have a little puff. I used a smaller square of fabric that was just sitting by the sewing machine so mine is really messy. When you have that done, just stick it in the cup and poke it down.