Plate Mural

April 26, 2010

I finally can cross my plate mural off my "To Do List"! I am so in love with how this turned out, I really can't express in this entry the adequate amount of love that it deserves!

Here is how it turned out!! Get excited mmmk!
{Awesome huh.....and now you want to make one too right???}

Here is what you need for this project:

1. Wax Paper
2. Scissors
3. 18 Gauge Wire
{ I found mine at Home Depot for around $3.00 and still have some left over for future projects!}
4. Sharpie
5. Wire Cutters
6. Variety Of Plates
{I purchased mine from the DI (A local Utah Thrift Store) for $0.50-$1.00, the color scheme I used is blue and white since our bedroom's color scheme is blue, white, with pops of red. So use whatever will go with the decor in your home.}

Directions:

1. Unroll your wax paper so you are able to trace an outline of each plate onto it. This will come in super handy when you are hanging the plates up.
2. Cut out the tracing you just previously made.
3. Lay the previously cut out tracing on the bottom of the plate so you are able to trace the grooves underneath onto the tracing.
4. Eyeball measure with the wire on the opposite side of the plate. Make sure you have enough overlapping to grip over the lip of the plate. Make two one for each side of the plate to secure.
5. Interlace the two previously cut wires like pictured below.
Pull tightly creating a loop where you will later use to hang on a nail on the wall.
Fold over the excess on the front of the plate to secure.

6. Trim off the excess off the face of the plate using your wire cutters after previously folding them over onto the face.
7. Measure the distance from the lip of the plate to the nail hole created in previous steps.
8. Now put the measurement found on the previous step and put the same measurement onto the previous made tracing, to make it easier to hang in the desired pattern on the wall.
9. Lay out your plates in the pattern of your desire.
10. Lay out the pattern onto the wall using your tracings therefore trying to eliminate or lower the amount of holes that will be placed into the wall.{ I laid mine out as I went to make sure the measurements in between each plate was what I wanted.}

11. Hammer in the nail through the dot you made indicating where the hole is on the opposite side of the plate to hang the plate on.

12. Once you get plates hung up to your liking then remove the tracing from behind the plate.
13. Admire you awesome work!!

This project was so fun, easy, and affordable. This really makes a statement on our wall, since we can't paint because we live in an apartment....someday we will be able to or so help me! I have to tell you though I was hanging these up a couple weeks ago and got in major trouble with our land lady...apparently the people that live next to us were sleeping (mind you I was hammering in the afternoon it was probably almost 2!).....ummm ok well when am I suppose to do my hammering then....? Could you send me a memo on your sleeping schedule so I don't inconvenience you ;)!

So what do you guys think??? If you have any questions about how to do this please let me know, I am always happy to help! Hope you all are having a great day!! Love, love.

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90 comments :

  1. are some of those black and white plates? ADORABLE! Love how they turned out...I'm not a big fan of painted walls, so this would give some color to our living room for sure..where did you find all those super cute plates?

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  2. Gorgeous! It turned out great! I have a blank wall in my dining room that is needing something like that! I just wish that I was close to a DI to get great & cheap dishes. When we lived in Logan, UT, we lived about 3 blocks from the DI and I found awesome stuff!
    Have a great day!
    Jenn

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  3. Loved how your arrangement turned out! What a great way to add some interest to a wall.

    NICE!
    -Angela

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  4. wow, great idea! You are so creative- love this! xoxo LA

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  5. very cute morgan!! as usual! i love it. the color scheme is lovely!!

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  6. What a great way to hang up your plates! I have just started collecting plates and love seeing them hung like this. Beautiful!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  7. Hello Virginia, your plate mural looks awesome. I never would have thought of how to hang them so they are exact in the spacing. Very important!!! I am loving the colors.
    Nice to meet you.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  8. You're plates are so pretty! I just love blue. And the arrangement is perfect! Thanks for sharing @ All Thingz Related!
    ~Rebekah~

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  9. Very nice! I love how you marked and laid those out. They look perfectly spaced. Not as easy as it looks I am sure. Love your plates too!

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  10. I love how this turned out! The combination of colors and sizes are gorgeous!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    I love your site and look forward to following along!

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  11. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. thanks for posting such an extensive tutorial, and WOW! this turned out amazing. for the record, i would totally steal all those plates and attempt to replicate this in my own home ;)

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  13. Thank you for your great tutorial! I am doing this at a clients home and want to do it at my home as well. It's just beautiful. Great job!

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  14. Your plate wall looks fabulous! Thanks for the tips on making the wire hangers and seeing how to hang them with the wax paper patterns. It's on my list too!

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  15. SUPER cute!!! Found you at the all thingz related linky party. I'm starting a new link party tomorrow...I'd love to have you link this up :)
    www.nikkisniftyknacks.blogspot.com

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  16. this looks great! it looks like a lot of work, but the effect is well worth it. i can't believe your neighbor complained at 2 in the afternoon! if it had been 2 in the morning, sure, but middle of the afternoon is free reign for hammering.

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  17. Gorgeous!! I love the colors! You're a star!

    Love,
    your Blogging BFF

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  18. you did a fabulous job!! you made your own plate hanger...girl..you rock!! I love the colors and the pattern you chose.

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  19. This looks so great! I love your color choices. I don't know if you knew, maybe for future reference they sale those place wire holders at craft store like hobby lobby. It can probably get pricey but just thought i'd let you know!! I love everything you make, and your sweet style!! Happy Crafting!!

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  20. What a nice way to display a pretty collection! Thanks for the directions!

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  21. Thanks for the tutorial! I need to find some different thrift shops to shop in for plates. The stores nearest me have the most boring plates, so I haven't bought any.

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  22. That look fantastic! I love all the plates you chose too!

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  23. Hi Morgan,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!. J'adore tes assiettes! The arrangement is awsome! It makes a dull wall pop. You are very talented my dear.

    Anne-Marie

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  24. Oh my word! I love it! I've never seen plate "art" hung in just that way...and I love how "rectangular" it looks! I found you thru NTT, and I am bookmarking you, and adding you as a favorite! Good to "meet" you!

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  25. That is AWESOME. I am trying to redo my bedroom in mostly those colors.

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  26. Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop! I'm a follower of your blog! :)

    http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com

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  27. That is awesome. Love the way it looks. I am working on my own plate project right now for the new blog hop on 5/7! Very inspiring.

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  28. I found you on tuesday tag-along and boy am i glad. I LOvE your plate tutorial! I can't wait to see what you post about next!

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  29. Wow! Those are so great plates and it looks awesome! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  30. Sooooo PRETTY...love how you displayed the plates and made your hangers. Happy NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. this is beautiful!! love the blues!

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  32. You took all the hard work out of hanging plates!. What a great idea!
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  33. You made it seem so easy - should I start collecting plates???

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  34. Eh, neighbors, whadda ya gonna do? This is absolutely stunning though so any trouble you got in was certainly worth it!

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  35. I'm in total love with this. It turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  36. what a big, bold, beautiful statement on the wall!

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  37. Wow what a great wall!! Well done! :)

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  38. this turned out BEAUTIFUL! Awesome job! :)

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  39. Hello! I'm here from Fireflies &Jellybeans party. Love this project!
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  40. What an awesome tutorial! I think you really covered it all - your wall turned out great. The collection of plates is just perfect. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

    Chelsea

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  41. WOW - thats so pretty! I am so amazed at how you made this look so easy!
    Great JOB! Blessings, Vicky

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  42. It looks great! So smart to use the wax paper templates!

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  43. Very nice! I've seen lots of white plate walls - I love that yours have COLOR and pattern

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  44. Stopping by from F&J. How clever are you?! This blue/black scheme is quickly moving to my top of favorites!

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  45. I love this--such great plates and a wonderful tute on hanging them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  46. Love it! Plates are such a wonderful decorating tool! Forget about eating on them!! :) Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  47. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse to say Hi! Already a follower :) Love the plate mural.

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  48. I love hanging plates on my wall. It's cheap and they look great. Nice work.

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  49. I love this idea it adds so much to the wall! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Charli!!

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  50. I love the colors you picked!! It looks really cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  51. Interesting way to do the composition for the plates. Jane F

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  52. This looks beautiful. I love the colors!

    I'm having a blog party tomorrow and I'd love it if you linked up!
    http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

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  53. I am featuring this next week on Favorite Things Friday! Stop by my blog if you would like a featured button! Thanks!

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  54. super cute! I need to get my act together and get some more wall art going. Glad I found your blog today!

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  55. That looks wonderful!
    I have never seen this technique used in hanging the plates on the wall. What a great idea!
    Thanks for linking up to my party.
    Blesings,
    Traci

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  56. I love this!! I havent added a thing to my walls, I think I might just have to find some super cute plates. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  57. Love It! Totally stealing this idea and using it my house!

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  58. I love the design! It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing what to do with the wire on the back!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  59. Your wall is stunning! I love the colors you used -- simply gorgeous! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance! Love your method of hanging these - Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  60. LURRRRVE IT! GORG. love the black white and blue! Your tutorial is great too. WAY TO GO. JGG

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  61. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your here:

    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites.html

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  62. SO impressive, I love it!!! And yes, now I need one too! :)

    ~Sam

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  63. Your blog is awesome! This tutorial is outstanding!

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  64. I love this. It looks fabulous how you have them grouped. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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  65. The blue damask plates are so pretty. Those would look especially nice with some mustard yellow, solid plates.

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  66. Excellent instruction on how to hang them just as you like, although I'm lazy and would just wing it, ending up with 50 holes instead of 9 :)

    I love the colours and patterns you have chosen.

    Visiting from the CSI project.

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  67. Ummmmm...you had me at hello! I am ALL about plate walls. Yours turned out fan-freakin-tastic! I love that you fashioned your own plate hangers out of wire...genius!

    Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.

    Amanda

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  68. as soon as i get myself a little home, i must try this!

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  69. Ummmmm...you had me at hello! I am ALL about plate walls. Yours turned out fan-freakin-tastic! I love that you fashioned your own plate hangers out of wire...genius!

    Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.

    Amanda

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  70. Your blog is awesome! This tutorial is outstanding!

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  71. I love the design! It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing what to do with the wire on the back!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  72. What a nice way to display a pretty collection! Thanks for the directions!

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  73. This looks so great! I love your color choices. I don't know if you knew, maybe for future reference they sale those place wire holders at craft store like hobby lobby. It can probably get pricey but just thought i'd let you know!! I love everything you make, and your sweet style!! Happy Crafting!!

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  74. Thank you for your great tutorial! I am doing this at a clients home and want to do it at my home as well. It's just beautiful. Great job!

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  75. Love it! Plates are such a wonderful decorating tool! Forget about eating on them!! :) Great job and thanks for sharing!

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  76. I love this--such great plates and a wonderful tute on hanging them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  77. Very nice! I've seen lots of white plate walls - I love that yours have COLOR and pattern

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  78. It looks great! So smart to use the wax paper templates!

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  79. what a big, bold, beautiful statement on the wall!

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