Introduction: DIY Wall Mounted Plates Using Curtain Hooks

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This is a super easy and cheap way of mounting plates against a wall.

Many people love mounting plates against the wall as decoration, but spring loaded hooks like the one you can see above is surprisingly expensive. We realised this when we had a whole bunch of plates to mount for my mom, so we came up with this very cheap and elegant alternative method.

We removed the old spring loaded hooks for uniformity, and another advantage of this is that there is nothing hanging over the side of the plate.

Step 1: What You Need

  • A plate (of course)
  • A curtain hook
  • Epoxy
  • Prestik or anything similar, this is after all diy
  • A mixing plate (a piece of paper, cardboard or whatever will work)
  • Something to mix and apply the epoxy with. We flattened the tip of a nail, and it works great.

Step 2: Prepare the Plate

If you are using an old plate, remove the old mounting mechanism.

Make sure that the plate is clean, this will help the epoxy to actually bond to the plate. As you can see in the picture,our plate has been mounted for a while, so I had to clean off quite a bit of dust.

Step 3: Attaching the Hook

Find the centre of the plate and put the hook in place using the prestik. The prestik will help keep the hook in the right position and it will prevent it from sticking out skew from the plate. I used a magazine to help me find the centre of the plate.

Now mix the epoxy according to the indications of your brand (usually 50/50).
Apply the epoxy generously to the hook, but try to keep the glue flat to prevent it from pressing the plate away from the wall when it is dry.

Now just wait for the epoxy to fully harden.

Step 4: Decorate Your Wall!

Make sure you have a sturdy nail in the wall (or whatever you prefer) and there you go! Your plate is now floating against the wall!

These are some before and after photos using the conventional technique and then our alternative method.

Thank you for reading
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