The Dollar Tree has a ton of glass vases and bowls that could easily be turned into a DIY hobnail milk glass vase. This fun simple DIY will have people glancing twice at your not so “milk glass” vase.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase, which allows me to provide all of this content to you for free.
You can find most of these items (besides spray paint) at your local dollar tree. I am linking materials from Michaels since I cannot link them to dollar stores.
To start you will want to pull apart individual pearl stickers and remove clear adhesive that connects each one. You will have to cut them, in retrospect I would have just used the pearls from the craft section at Michaels that are already separated. But this was a way cheaper option.
Take your super glue and dab a dot of glue in a triangle pattern around the complete vase. If you are going for a traditional hobnail look you will do this over and over until you complete the entire vase. Again you can skip this step the paint will adhere pearls to the jar. I did one both ways to see how they each held up.
Place the pearls on the glue dots. Press firmly and make sure they are completely dry before moving on to the next step.
I chose to use white chalk spray paint to paint the vase. You could also use chalk paint. Let it dry on one side or stand up to paint entire outside and inside then once that is dry you can spray the bottom.
How cute is this? It truly looks like a milk glass hobnail vase at first glance for sure. I want to try this in the spring and make some different colored vases.
We hope you enjoyed this DIY Hobnail Milk Glass Vase project. Be sure to check out how we took everyday vintage decor and turned them into Christmas Tree Stands.