How to hang a plate on a wall
Hey, there friends, today’s post is about something that might not be news to some people but it’s a question I get so many times. It is about how to hang plates on a wall. I’ve become quite the expert after hanging up my huge collection of animal plates.
I know some of you aren’t a fan of my animal plates but you guys can imagine some other plates, right?
How to hang a plate on a wall
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This is my preferred method of hanging plates since you can’t really see how they are hanging. I really dislike wire plate hangers where you can see the metal contraption holding the plates up. It’s just not a look i like seeing in my decor.
- Quick Hangers or other hooks/nails
- Plate Hangers
- your favorite plates
- cleaner for the plates like Windex or Krud Kutter (I love using Krud Kutter since it is a degreaser and will really help paint or glue adhere since it removed all dirt, grease, and grime)
- marker and pencil
Check out the video I made to show you how easy it is to hang your plates on a wall. If the video doesn’t load for you for some reason then you can also watch it on my YouTube channel instead.
Quick and simplified step-by-step plate hanging instructions
- Take your cleaner and thoroughly wipe the plate to remove any dust, dirt, grime, or grease. Make sure it is completely dry and clean before moving on to the next step.
- Grab a plate that you want to hang. Turn the plate around so you can see the back and place it on a flat surface.
- Take an adhesive plate hanger. Make sure the weight limits of the adhesive discs matches the weight of your plates. I use these 3″ plate hangers I bought on Amazon and they are perfect for my plates and bigger plates.
- Mark the back of the plate where you want to add the adhesive plate hanger. I like placing the metal hanger part right under the plate rim on the back. Don’t place it right in the middle.
- Then use a little water on your fingers to moisten the back of the adhesive plate hanger so it can activate the glue. Let it sit for a little so it can get tacky and then stick it to the back of the plate.
- I like using a weight on top of the hanger and I wait overnight for the hanger to dry on the plate.
- And then, mark the place that you want to hang the plate with a pencil and nail the quick hanger or nail into the wall.
- Hang the plate and that’s it, DONE! So easy!
TIP: If you have a lot of plates then you should possibly map out your plate arrangement ahead of time. I, however, just randomly arranged them, and I love that look.
All the plates hanging on the wall
I just love my collection of wall plates so much. I paid an artist to paint my cats but have also recently made my own DIY pet portrait on a plate. You should check it out because it was so easy to make and is such a sweet way to honor your beloved fur babies. They also make great gifts.
More home improvement tips and tricks
- how to install wall moulding the easy way
- How to cut a sofa apart to fit it through a door
- how to vinyl wrap appliances
- how to fix chipped tile that looks like wood
I hope it helps all of you who have asked!
disc hangers are my favorites! as is this wall!
I am new to your blog, but love it! Can you give me advice for decorating my home. We just built a new home a few months ago. I find myself stuck on decorating and buying things. I love your style and would love some help. Thank you!
HI Kristin, thanks so so much. I do E-design as well.
Some people don’t like your animal plates?! I don’t even understand! ;). I have those plate hangers for my souvenir plate wall in my sun room; going strong for 2+ years now!
I copied your animal plate wall and those are my favorite hangers. I always have spares.
Yay that’s awesome!
Love those disc hangers!