Any display ideas for a shot glass collection?

Amanda Peterson
by Amanda Peterson
I have a shot glass collection of 80+. Any ideas how to creatively display them? I am going to try an old letterpress tray & misc. wooden boxes, but would like some alternative ideas. Thanks in advance!
The 'before' project. Looking for alternative ideas.
  14 answers
  • SindyBaron SindyBaron on Aug 04, 2015
    Depending on your equipment/tools and skill level, was thinki' maybe trace and cut out a large shot glass shape from plywood, paint it black or whatever you like and loop wire thru holes piloted in through the back to display each one. Does that make sense?
    • Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson on Aug 04, 2015
      @SindyBaron A little over my skill level, but it's definitely an option! Thanks, SindyBaron!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 04, 2015
    That is a lot of glasses to display. I would check pinterest for ideas. It is a great web site for ideas.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 04, 2015
    well it was a good idea. sorry
  • Ginad Ginad on Aug 04, 2015
    we used old soda crates...
  • Mollee Kauzlarich Mollee Kauzlarich on Aug 04, 2015
    A narrow plate rail around a dining room or family room gives you more than enough space for your whole collection. And room for more! You can display your favorites in the letterpress box.
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Aug 05, 2015
    Perhaps a lighted curio cabinet?
    • Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson on Aug 05, 2015
      @Ruslzplace Have a curio cabinet (not lighted) but not wild about that idea. I have a toddler :)
  • Kate Kate on Aug 05, 2015
    We used a great find, an apothecary cabinet that opens (hinged) so it can stand open and add to the room, or remain closed. Of course, the glasses were all roughly the same size and husband enjoys this idea, and I added my collection of is a fun way to stroll down memory lane...from vacations, and antiquing adventures!
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Aug 05, 2015
    Well then, I would say to mount shelves about 6'high on your walls in a given room, you can do this with 'hidden support' type shelves, using smoked glass for the shelves, and hidden lighting.. I use LED type, but there are others, if you do your research.. Good luck...R
  • Pg Pg on Aug 05, 2015
    My brother-in-law made my husband 2 very nice cabinets out of black formica. He put a mirror inside the back wall of the second on he made and glass for the fronts. He used a piano hinge on the doors. He made the sections sized to fit both the regular sized shot glasses and some larger to fit the slammer glasses. They hang in our game room and are very attractive. Of course, my brother-in-law is very talented and also used to building cabinets, tables, etc. with formica.
  • Rhonda Smith-Payne Rhonda Smith-Payne on Aug 06, 2015
    I have over 500 shot glasses...most of them are displayed by using old pepsi/coke crates.They are perfect for regular size shot glasses. Also printer's drawers...I would use the one pictured but would display it landscape...the tall glasses should fit.
    • Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson on Aug 06, 2015
      @Rhonda Smith-Payne Oh My Gosh! I had a great aunt that had probably that many at one time too. 500+ is Awesome! Good point on the landscape... I hadn't figured out HOW I was going to position it ;)
  • Amy J Bray Amy J Bray on Oct 22, 2015
    I had the very same question! Does anyone know where I could find a piece like the one in the photo?
    • Rhonda Smith-Payne Rhonda Smith-Payne on Oct 23, 2015
      @Amy J Bray Amy,ebay almost always has these for sale...different configurations and sizes. The only other place I have found them for a reasonable price is an old junk store. I do mean junk...not the little antique shops...but JUNK stores.
  • Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson on Oct 22, 2015
    check flee markets or rummage sales. I actually found this one off of a local facebook rummage site.
  • Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson on Oct 22, 2015
    Here was what I eventually did. Not that great, but works for now. And I still have about 2 doz. glasses left to find a home for!
  • Ezgi Aksu Ezgi Aksu on Mar 15, 2018

    Hi I wanna have your suggestions about the which place i shall mount the wooden stuff for all my shot glasses(about 40 from each cities over world)

    living room will be sport style and workroom will be fantasTic! With all books shelfs and small thing I bought.

    I cant decide where shall I mount it ? Any idea ?