Decorative Wall Plates-How to Hang Plates on a Wall

3 Materials
1 Hour
Love the look of decorative wall plates? Today, we’ll show you an easy technique for how to hang plates on a wall! It’s a fun and unique wall art idea that you (and your walls) will love.Plates aren’t just dishes from which food is served. Plates are also decorative, memorable collectors items that recently, have resurfaced as a popular decor trend.
Decorative wall plates are such a great way to showcase beautiful antique items and add color and texture to your walls. Plus, it’s an easy process!
Gather up your favorite antique or modern collection of plates, locate your wall of choice, and get to decorating! You’ll be amazed at how much it adds to a living space.In recent years, hanging plates on a wall has re-emerged as a popular design trend, adding color, pattern, texture, and three-dimensionality to a favorite space.If you’re looking to build a statement wall for your dining room, living space, or even a home office, follow this guide on how to hang plates on a wall for the tools and tips you’ll need.
  • Kraft paper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Plate hangers
  • Nails (optional)
Step 1: Arrange your plate layoutDetermine how many plates you’d like to hang and how they look best. Try several configurations until you find a plate arrangement you prefer, taking into consideration the wall’s surroundings.Once you’ve settled on a layout, take a picture so that you can easily replicate it on your wall. Find inspiration for ways to hang your plates at the end of this post.
  • Tip: Mix small and large plates to avoid a uniform style.
Step 2: Trace the plates onto paperUse a pencil to trace outlines of each plate on a large piece of kraft paper. The outline doesn’t have to be exact, but should follow the largest width of each plate to ensure you’re measuring the space correctly. Cut out each plate template.
Step 3: Tape the templates to your wallTape the templates to the wall with painter’s tape. Start from the top of the wall and work your way down. This will help you properly space your plates and replicate the layout you created earlier.
Step 4: Hang the plates on picture hangersAfter you finish securing your templates, attach the plate hangers to your dishes. Then, nail the hooks into the wall to hang your plates. To assure the plates fall where you want them, hold the plates up to their corresponding templates and mark where the plate hangers (on the back of the plates) fall.Align the hooks of the picture hangers with these marks.
And that's it! A simple and easy way to hang plates on your wall!

Suggested materials:

  • Plate hangers   (amazon)
  • Kraft paper   (craft store)
  • Painters tape, nails   (lowes)

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