A Very Simple Vintage Plates and Windows DIY

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If you love collecting and decorating with vintage windows then you are sure to love this very simple vintage plates and windows DIY.

I started off with two vintage windows that I salvaged from an old thrift shop for about $20 apiece and I hung them over the faux mantel we installed in our dining room. The windows are two different sizes, which adds a nice contrast to this space.

Last year for spring I hung teacups from these same vintage windows.

I loved it so much, as it was such a fun way to usher in the spring.

Watch this video for the materials and details for this year’s plate hanging DIY.

  • 7 Small thrifted dishes.
  • 7 .5lb Commando Strips.
  • Clear Fishing Line
  • 2 Old Windows
  • 7 thumbtacks
  • 2 Nails to Hang the Windows to the Wall.
An Easy Vintage Plates and Windows DIY

This is such a simple decorating idea for all your vintage plates and windows!

The Commando strips attached very easily to the back of each plate. Then I simply took a small amount of clear fishing line, tied a knot several times, securing it with a thumbtack to the wooden part of the window.

Choose a fun pattern and style of plate that you like that will display well on your own vintage windows.

Where can I find old windows?

You can find old windows to decorate with at flea markets, salvage yards, second-hand shops, local dump, auctions, antique shops, consignment shops, etc.

Where can I find small vintage plates like these?

Thrift shops and consignment shops are my go-to places for inexpensive dishes. You can find them starting easily as low as .50 cents a piece at these kinds of shops.

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  • Ann
    on Mar 19, 2021

    I have heard this from a few people. I myself haven't had any issues with them. But I don't hang anything heavy with them either.

  • Flu11991335
    on Mar 19, 2021

    Yes, using hooks that I glue on the backs of whatever I’m displaying.

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