How to Make Hobnail Glass Cups

6 Materials
15 Minutes

Today I will be doing a simple tutorial on How to make Hobnail Cups. What is Hobnail? Hobnail is a type of design used in glassware that presents a pattern of bumped dots that gives an irregular texture. You can recreate this type of design using this technique easy technique and today I will be showing you how you can do them using glass cups and stickers from Dollar Tree.

To achieve the effect of embossed dots I will use stickers and glue them to the glass cups but before I started distributing the stickers (dots stickers) I passed a napkin with alcohol to remove any residue that would prevent the decals from they will stick well to the surface.

These are the stickers that I used to create the Hobnail effect.

I cut the stickers individually as they come in joined lists to keep the stickers at the same distance. And I simply stuck them to the random glass glasses without carrying any pattern.

This is the final result of these Glasses with Hobnail Design

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2 questions
  • Cheryl Bruno
    on Dec 2, 2019

    lovely project, but you didn't mention spray painting the glasses---what did you use? XXOO

    • Omg 🤦🏻‍♀️Thank you for letting me know. I totally forgot. I need to update the info in this article. What I used was Rust O’leum spray paint

  • Catherine
    on Dec 2, 2019

    If you just use them as drinking glasses can they go in the dishwasher?

    Thanks, Catherine

    • Flipturn
      on Dec 26, 2019

      Hi Jean,

      Rust-Oleum spray paint. Your question was asked by Cheryl, above.

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  • L
    on Dec 4, 2019

    Good to know, not going to paint just stick on "bumps" on to unbreakable cups like stemless wine glasses, thanks for the info

  • Jacquie
    on Dec 7, 2019

    Not a question but a suggestion. I use dots of fabric paint to creat this hobnail milk glass effect. It’s cheaper and easier, then after the paint dries just spray paint the container viola homemade milk glass!

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