How to Hang Platters on the Wall with Platter Wall Hangers

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An easy diy tutorial for learning how to hang decorative plates with invisible plate hangers in your dining room.

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

Decorative Platter Wall Art 

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 home decor to give the room some depth.

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

Where to Hang Decorative Plates 

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

How to Start Creating Your Platter Wall 

Start by measuring & marking where you want your platters hung. Decide on what size and type of plates you want to use and whether you need clips or hooks.

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.

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

Expert Tips for Hanging Platters

  • Clean and 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 and adhere to your platter.
  • If you are using heirloom plates or platters and you are concerned about scratching, try using vinyl coated plate hangers. 
  • Allow to dry 24 hours.
  • Hang on a standard nail.

In full disclosure, I’ll admit I cheated a bit….for larger platters and breakables, I highly recommend waiting 24 hours for the glue to dry thoroughly for a heavy plate, but for lighter weight/smaller pieces, I’ve had success hanging immediately!

Where to Find Platters for Art

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.

platter wall
diy platter wall

Leaving their patina, I measured and hung the vintage platters with invisible plate hanger patches.  With little effort and a lot of measuring, it created a statement and filled a wall of significant size.  It worked perfect. 

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!

how to create a platter wall & hang plates

Instructions 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.
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
Servings 1
Cost $3

Equipment

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Nail
  • Hammer

Ingredients

  • soap and water
  • 1 disc adhesive plate hanger

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

Notes

  • Clean and 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 and adhere to your platter.
  • If you are using heirloom plates or platters and you are concerned about scratching, try using vinyl coated plate hangers. 
  • Allow to dry 24 hours.
  • Hang on a standard nail.
Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped