Hanging Plates on the Wall Invisibly


I took down our botanical/bug plaques from Ballard Designs that has been with me from the townhome days to our current home that still stayed in the kitchen:

I wanted to brighten up that area and I have always been drawn to the idea of putting plates on the wall, but had never found the right ones.

A quick stop into Scottsdale Marketplace, I found a little corner where the shop was doing a 40% sale off everything.  Found two Mason’s blue and white plates from England, and paid $20 for both. Found one more on eBay for $10 to complete it!

Now, how to hang them where you don’t see the prongs? I found Disc Hangers online which were priced around $2 depending on size so they could hang invisibly.  You wet the back and let it adhere to it overnight. It is removable if you soak it in water – just in case you decide you want to use the plate one day.

Make sure you use the hooks that are for plates and pictures (so not just a nail) so if they are bumped they don’t fall off the wall and come crashing down.


And in their new place!  Sorry I didn’t back up, I was planning a shower and the kitchen was a mess.  I need to reshoot the home anyway so you can see them later!  I did debate just photoshopping them but that would so be not real and this blog is about keeping it real!


Mr. Wonderful said he felt like he was at grandma’s now.  I’ll just take that as a compliment.  I might move the plates closer together, we’ll see over time.

Diana Elizabeth is in a crazy interior design funk.  She hopes this only happens once every 5 years instead of every summer.  Mr. Wonderful hopes so too.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


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  • Melissa

    I have tried this but cannot get then to stay on. I have lost about four plates and have horrendous scratches in my brand new hardwood. I ended up using superglue around the edges of the plate hangers and that seems to work nicely.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Melissa, I’m so sad to hear! I used them for about 6 months before I replaced it with a shelf. It was tough for me to remove it and had to soak, so I thought they were on pretty well. Superglue solves everything though. Glad you found a solution that works for you!

  • AMD

    I was just reading up on this plate hangers and many people said the adhesive discs fell off after a while… or didn’t adhere from the get go. Have you had any issues? I’m planning on hanging plates that are sentimental for our family and don’t want any of them to break! Thank you.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi, not at all! I had them up for about 8 months. I had to soak one to get the adhesive back off. You have to pic the correct size – perhaps larger the better. Also, I think user error has a lot to do with it. It is asked that you soak and leave alone over night. I can’t see how they would fall off unless humid or just not the right size. But if those are heirloom plates I’m not sure of I would hang them. You could always double up with them and also use the visible prongs to be safe. Good luck.

  • g.giarto

    nice accessories… ;)


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