Monday, March 04, 2013

How do you Hang?

Over the past few years, I've been very fortunate to have been gifted four Fornasetti plates that I absolute adore. I've had them tucked away for far too long so I went out and purchased some plate hangers so I could finally get them on my wall.
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HANGING FAIL!  The way the plate hangers are designed keeps the little hanging area too far from the wall to get the plates to lie flat.  DOH!
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I definitely don't want these plates to fall off the wall but I'm at a loss of how to hang them securely.    Any of you smart readers have the solution?  


38 comments:

  1. Search amazon for the invisible english discs!

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  2. I haven't tried these but I have them bookmarked to buy as I am slowly amassing a collection for a plate wall. http://dischangers.com/

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  3. Adhesive disc hangers are the way to go. Love them. http://dischangers.com/

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  4. http://dischangers.com/

    I've never used them, but people use them all over the blogosphere.

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  5. Looks like I've been beaten to the punch. DiscHangers are the bees knees.

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  6. Ha! I see I'm the fourth person to recommend the sticker hangers, but I googled a link before I came here so here tis anyway http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-English-Hanger-Disc-5-5-Plates/dp/B001FVG25K

    - Also, could you use the hanger you bough but with a different thing to attach it to the wall? I used one of those with a command hook and it lay nice and flat - maybe a cup hook would work? Or a longer picture hanging hook? (I think I just a plain nail for the plate in this arrangement http://www.annabelvita.com/2012/02/22/my-first-ever-gallery-wall/)

    That spring loaded type of hanger is nicer if you think one day you'd like to use the plates (eg my mum has a platter on the wall that she gets down for the Christmas turkey).

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  7. I've been using disc hanger brand for years. Only thing to remember is they they are a fairly permanent solution. they are available at AC Moore in the Northeast but cheaper online. Hope this helps.

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  8. I second everyone else's comments. The adhesive DISC hangers work wonderfully! I've used the standard plate hangers before and had the same problem as you, so the plates that I can't get to sit flat get the DISCs. Good luck!

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  9. Ok I had no idea about these disc hangers! Thanks so much.

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  10. The disc hangers are indeed great. I purchased some from the Container Store (so I"m happy to see I can get them directly from their online store because they were $) several years ago and am about to go back for more to hang my milk glass plate collection. The only downside is that once they're on the back of your plate, that's it. No using it for anything else. Good luck!

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  11. As others have said, the disc hangers are amazing. In my last home I had my plates hung safely for 10 years. Good Luck.

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  12. i was going to say dischangers as well, but looks like people have already shared that gem! :)

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  13. Yes - use the invisible English plate hangers - they are fabulous! I bought mine on Amazon also

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  14. I would consider putting them in a frame that has a little routed edge inside to 'hold' the lip of the plate, or a shadow box . . .

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  15. I have used the little tabs from soda cans hot glued onto the backs of my plates. They have been on my wall for more than a year and have survived the hot Utah summers and show no sign of giving up. I'm cheap too and my plate wall has twentyish plates so those discs would have cost a fortune.

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  16. The hangers you have may eventually damage the rim of your plates so the adhesive discs would be the way to go.

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  17. I'm late to the party, but I'll confirm: Disc Hangers are terrific!

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  18. I saw Sarah Richardson epoxy d ring picture hangers (the ones that screw on) to the back. I have tried it and works great!

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  19. You can use what you already have. They bend really easy, just squish it around until that pointy end sticks out far enough.

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  20. I used an 5.5" Invisible English Plate Hanger Disc from Amazon to hang a chalkboard platter on my kitchen wall. The platter is big and heavy but the disc is still holding strong.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FVG25K/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    http://ifferslittlenest.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-ceramic-platter-chalkboard.html

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  21. Ooooh they are so gorgeous! Good luck hanging them!!!

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  22. Thanks for this post! I've been trying to figure out a solution and am glad to hear the disc hangers are so successful!

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  23. I recently saw this on Lettered Cottage... Disc Hangers...I ordered a bunch, but haven't tried them yet.

    http://theletteredcottage.net/decorating-with-plates/

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  24. Adhesive yellow discs, absolutely. Look at Home Depot or Lowe's,

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  25. I used the discs about a year ago on interior wall of exterior. Apparently the wall of this older home got cold in the winter and the plates started falling off the discs. :(

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  26. Disc hangers are fabulous. Here's the website I use: http://dischangers.com/

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  27. Reiterating what everyone else has said, but it must be said that you CAN remove the discs!! All you have to do is soak the plate in warm/hot water for a while, and the adhesive comes right off!

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  28. I take a piece of drop cloth fabric and hot glue it to the back of the plate with a large paper clip. Place the paper clip through the back of the fabric before you glue it. Use lots of glue and let it dry completely. Much cheaper than those "adhesive yellow discs" and it works great!

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  29. disc hangers are what I have used when I have hung plates. show us will you when they are hung~
    pve

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  30. I have the kind of hangers like yours, all you have to do is bend them a bit so they sit at the right angle....

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  31. I've used the english disc hangers to hang several large platters in my kitchen, and they work perfectly. The platters hang flat on the wall and look great. Follow the directions exactly, wait the 24 hours, and you'll be fine!
    On a side note, it doesn't bother me that I can't put my platters in the dishwasher with the english dish hangers on the back. They're vintage, and with the super flat dish hanger on the back, I can take them down, use them, hand wash them and put them back, no problem.
    Good Luck!

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  32. I'm a Brit who uses the English Disc Hangers - i think you can get them from ebay. I have a Wedgwood Jasperware plate which has stood up to 17 years of hanging!

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  33. I had the same problem . . . took some picture hanging wire and added a loop to the middle of the top crossbar (the one with the slight dent). Worked perfectly for me.

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  34. I have used the 3M hanging strips to hang plates on my wall. They work great and because they are 3m, the tape will come off.

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  35. Here's how I hung plates on a wall in our entry:
    http://sweetmagnoliaway.blogspot.com/2012/12/pretty-plates-on-wall.html
    Worked perfectly!!
    xo
    Kendra

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  36. I used hot glue and paper clips. I nailed little nails into the wall and hung them. I did 12 plates. Looks perfect, worked great.

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  37. I used hot glue and paper clips. I nailed little nails into the wall and hung them. I did 12 plates. Looks perfect, worked great.

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  38. I want to hang a molded resin crest on a limestone fireplace. Any suggestions? Don't want to use a masonry nail or make a permanent hole if possible. Probably weighs 4 to 5 lbs. interiors.donna@gmail.com

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