How to Hang Platters

LAST UPDATED: Feb 25, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 16, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Learn how to hang platters to give your home decor warmth & interest

I’m always trying to find beautiful art to fill the walls of our home. I love the occasional family photograph, but typically use them in more personal areas of the home, a gallery wall, & on a smaller scale in the family room. That leaves a lot of empty space! Throughout our home, I’ve hung the occasional clock, created my own art, & of course I purchase pieces from time to time. For our dining room, I wanted to add a little interest. I integrated vintage platters into the decor to give the room some depth.

Learn how to hang platters to give your home decor warmth & interest

A few years ago, at our previous home, Chris & I created a platter wall over our piano. I absolutely loved it & will likely do one again! I created a miniature version over the bar cart for our dining room makeover – in just 5 minutes!

Learn how to hang platters to give your home decor warmth & interest

Start by measuring & marking where you want your platters hung. Much to Chris’ dismay, I just eyeballed it this time. It’s much easier to do that when you’re only hanging 2! Of course you can see I completely photographed this without adjusting it a bit, but I decided to embrace my imperfections. {I’ve since given it a little tap}.

Learn how to hang platters to give your home decor warmth & interest

Clean & dry the back of your plates or platters well. This step is important so that the hangers adhere.

Using a disc adhesive plate hanger, follow the instructions to activate the glue with water & adhere to your platter.

Allow to dry 24 hours.

Hang on a standard nail.

*Okay, so I cheated…for larger platters & breakables, I highly recommend waiting 24 hours for the glue to dry thoroughly, but for lighter weight/smaller pieces, I’ve had success hanging immediately! Despite the few reviews on this product {which I in no way represent}, I’ve had a lot of success with them!

Few things are better in a home to me than items that have been given new life.  I found these platters for less than $3 each and couldn’t resist utilizing them in an unexpected way.
 
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Leaving their patina, I measured and hung the vintage platters with {invisible} plate hangar patches.  With little effort and a lot of measuring, it created a statement and filled a wall of significant size.  It’s also a convenient way to store them in between use.  Yes, if you hand wash them carefully, you can still use them to serve appetizers or for your next dessert bar!

To create your own platter wall:

  1. Measure and mark how you want your platters to be positioned. This can be a little tricky using various shapes and sizes.
  2. Using plate hanging patches that adhere directly to the platter, put a nail in the wall as you would for a photo frame.
{photographed by Click Photography}
Learn how to hang platters to give your home decor warmth & interest
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How to Hang Platters

Give your walls some depth by hanging platters.
Course DIY
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes

Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • soap and water
  • disc adhesive plate hanger
  • standard nail
  • Hammer

Instructions

  • Start by measuring and marking where you want your platters hung.
  • Clean and Dry the back of your plates or platters well.
  • Using a disc adhesive plate hanger, follow the instructions to activate the glue with water and adhere to your platter

 

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