Vintage Plate Photo and Hook Display

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

I have a lot of bags to hang and wanted some hooks on the wall – but I wanted to make the display a little fun as opposed to just boring, plain hooks! Inspired by some plate wall hangings I’d seen online, I decided to combine antique plates, chalkboard paint, vintage photos and hooks into one display! My display includes old photography of my mom, dad and grandparents. I’m pleased at the final result and how interesting this plate collection looks even when a bag isn’t hanging from it. Functional and attractive . . . it’s exactly what I wanted. Keep reading to learn how to make it.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Supplies:

  • HP Officejet Pro 8600 AiO Printer + Original HP Ink
  • 5 x 7 premium HP Photo Paper from the Glossy Photo Card Kit
  • Antique plates – five; mine are from the thrift store
  • Vintage photos
  • FrogTape ShapeTape – Chevron
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint – Silver
  • FolkArt Chalkboard Paint – Black
  • Foam brush
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Command Strips for hooks and for hanging plates
  • Round surface (like a coffee mug) – optional

Directions:

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 1

Choose a plate to spray paint. Use the ShapeTape to block off one side of the plate. Spray paint and let dry. Remove the tape.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 2

Select another plate to be your chalkboard. Coat the center using chalkboard paint and foam brush. Give the plate multiple coats, letting dry between coats.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 3

Your remaining three plates will display photos. Choose three vintage photos to print, and print on the 5 x 7 photo paper using your HP printer. Cut out one of the images using the scissors.

 

Tip #1: Some images you can cut around the person’s shape; others you can make round like the plate. Experiment with your cuts!

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 4

If you decide to cut some of your shapes round, use a surface like a coffee mug along with a pencil to make a circle. This keeps you from having to try to trace the bottom of the plate, which is difficult. Cut out your circles.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 5

Mod Podge your photos to the insides of your plates. Apply a medium layer of Mod Podge to the center of the plate, smooth the photo down and apply a coat of Mod Podge over the top. Let dry.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

Step 6

Apply Command hooks to 2 or 3 of the plates, following the instructions on the package. Hang the plates on the wall using Command strips. Make sure you follow the instructions on the package so your plates don’t fall and break.

 

How to create a vintage plate photo and display

 

I love this functional display, and seeing photos of my family on the wall makes me smile! How would you personalize your plates? Would you use vintage graphics or photos? What about funky door knobs as hooks? Tell us in the comments below!

 

And if you create your own version of this project, share a picture of your creation in our Idea Exchange.

 

 

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