Method 1: Puffy Paint
Step 1: Add dots
Grab some white puffy fabric paint and begin painting on rows of dots.
I tried this on a variety of surfaces from candle sticks, vases, to terracotta pots - the possibilities are endless!
You can be as precise or as sporadic as you want to be while painting the dots - depending on your desired result. For the more precise method I added dots in a staggered line - diamond pattern. For a more sporadic application I added the dots in a polka dotted pattern.
The good thing about this paint is if you make a mistake it wipes right off with a paper towel.
Step 2: Let dry.
After the dots are painted on, let them dry. The bottle said to let dry for 4 hours, but I let mine sit for 24 hours just to be sure. I wanted to try multiple finishing methods so I wanted to make sure my dots didn't smear.
Step 3: Add a finish
For the traditional hobnail look - add a layer of white glossy spray paint. You can also add a glossy finishing spray for an even glassier look.
You can paint planters, candle holders, frames - the possibilities are endless!