Hanging Pulley Photo Display

I love a good DIY challenge so I was so excited to have another blogger send me some seemingly random items and then have the opportunity to transform it into something cool. When I saw the items I fell in love with the pulley! Nothing like that is in any of the thrift stores around here. And I'm so happy that I was able to make this awesome photo display with it.
I love how it is rustic and useful and just so unique too!
This is what I started with: A green plastic platter, a wooden thingy about the size of a place mat and this super awesome vintage pulley. This pulley. I am in love with it!
I began by gluing my wooden placemat to the platter.
I bought some sisal rope and threaded this through the pulley and then glued it to the back of my platter.
On the front of my platter I attached two of these really cute Clipboard Clips.
I just love how easy it was and how it turned out. The industrial touch is perfect for our sense of style. For a full list of supplies you can click the link below to visit Simply Designing.

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  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 11, 2019

    I am so anxious to try your project. I have 2 questions: How did you hang the pully on the the wall? Why use the platter? Love this project! Great job!

  • Amy48 Amy48 on Sep 22, 2019

    How did u hang the pulley to the wall? I have six if these in different sizes and would live to use them but don't know how to attach them to the wall


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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Oct 14, 2015
    One of the coolest photo displays I've seen!

  • Rosemary Rosemary on Mar 26, 2021

    How did you cut the 'wooden thingy' to cover the tray? Did you glue the wood thingy to the tray? Thanks! I love this and would like to make it for our cottage.