Decoratiing Silhouette Cameo Projects

Your Facade is Slipping

September 22, 2015

Is it just me, or does it seem like posts lately are about things gone awry one after the other? I don’t recall breaking a mirror recently, or crossing a black cat’s path; not that we believe in that sort of thing atย all. Nonetheless, this happened:

the right way to hang plates via

Yep. Another one bit the dust. If you remember our silhouette plate wall looked like this after we completed it in June:

plate gallery

A mere 4 months later and we’ve lost two plates; the clear monogram plate and now the Michael plate. The monogram plate I stuck to the wall using mounting tape, so I wasn’t shocked that it fell. I also wasn’t that sad about it, either. I knew I could easily replicate it. (I bought the clear plate at Wal-Mart for a few dollars.) The platter, on the other hand, now that I’m sad about. I found that platter at a thrift store for $3. When I saw it, I immediately grabbed it and hid it in my cart for fear that someone might try to take it from me. It was that awesome.

I hung the platter the same way I did the other silhouette plates, I Gorilla Glued a picture hanging bracket to the back of it.

plate gallery

This is the same method I used to hang two plates on our gallery wall in the living roomย 2 years ago. I’ve never had a problem with them, so I assumed that the picture hangers would work for this wall as well. I’m guessing that the platter was just too heavy for the glue + hanger, and/or that the heat played a role as well. (We’ve been cutting back on AC use, so it’s gotten pretty warm in there over the last few weeks of summer.) Whatever the cause, I wasn’t taking the chance that it would happen to the other plates, so I took them all down until I could find a better solution.

I was searching for actual plate hangers online, when I found these guys on

plate hangers via


They come in varying sizes and hold different weights, so I decided to give them a try. After all, they’re “safety assured”. Well, we shall see. I’ve been to the thrift store again a few times, but I haven’t found a replacement platter yet. Sigh. I’ll let you know how the hangers work and all that jazz, once I find another platter. That’s assuming I ever do. Also, I just want to say, that I’ve tried very hard to refrain from saying “a platter for Michael’s face” or making any really bad plate / wall related puns. Or at least I didn’t point them out to you. Even in sad times, you’ve got to find the pun in life.


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