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How To Make A Plate Stand From A Wire Hanger

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If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to display your plates, then look no further than a wire hanger! With a little bit of bending and twisting, you can recycle an ordinary wire hanger into a stylish plate stand that will show off your dishes in all their glory.

Option 1: Minimalist

This tutorial is directed at making a stand for an electronic device, but you can use this idea to make a plate stand out of a wire hanger.

Supplies needed

  • Wire hanger
  • Pliers

Step-by-step instructions

  • Cut off the bottom of a hanger, depending on how big you want your stand to be.
  • If you needed to include any of the looped sections of the hanger, straighten them out with your pliers. You’re aiming to have a straight piece of wire to work with.
  • Bend it in half and press together.
  • Bend the lower half and fan out the ends.
  • Bends the ends a half-inch to an inch upwards to make an “L” shape.
  • If you wish, cut the tips to your desired length.
  • Test your stand’s balance by placing an unbreakable item into it.
  • If it’s not quite right, adjust the angle of the bends so it’s more stable.

Option 2: Decorative

This one is about making a stand for a bowl, but you can also use it to make a plate stand out of a wire hanger.

Supplies needed

  • Wire hangers x 2
  • Pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers

Step-by-step instructions

  • Cut off the bottom of a wire hanger.
  • Take the curved end of the hanger and straighten out its arms until you have a “V” shape.
  • On each end, bend about 2 inches back.
  • Using the tip of your needle-nose pliers, roll the bent back section, as shown in the image below. This decorative knot will be the base of one of the stand’s legs.
  • Put a bend a bit further up from the feet; this will be where the base of the plate sits.
  • Do the same for the other end.

  • Do an interim check to see if the stand is the right size for the plate.
  • Look at the back and identify a spot that is a bit more than halfway up.
  • Grip that with your pliers and put your plate aside.
  • Bend back the two strands together until you have the correct angle for the stand.
  • Test your stand’s balance by placing an unbreakable item into it.
  • If it’s not quite right, adjust the angle of the bends so it’s more stable
  • Put the plate carefully on the stand!

We hope you like these simple ways to make a plate stand using nothing more than a wire hanger and some pliers. If you’re looking for an easy way to display your dishes at your next potluck or dinner party, this is the project for you!