So recently I changed it to 9 Frugal Things to Hang and Frame, which has a better ring to it but still gets the point across.
One of the things I mentioned in that post was hanging plates.
Plates have a lot of advantages when used in decorating.
- A little-used decorative plate or platter is something you probably already have on hand. If not, it’s easy enough to get one for a good price at almost store that carries kitchenware or home decor.
- They’re cheap and easy to hang. I used to invest in those metal plate racks, but I don’t even do that any more, as you’ll see.
- And if you decide you need them, you can pull them right off the wall, give them a good washing, and put them to work serving food, the way nature intended.
The easiest way I’ve found to hang plates is using these little plate hanging discs that you can get at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or probably any craft store. They come in five sizes and you can see how cheap they are, even before the 40% off coupon that those places regularly offer.
The next day, give the ring a little tug to make sure it’s secured. Then it’s ready to hang.
If you decide to press the plate back into service permanently, the disk will slip right off after a little soak in warm water.