How to Hang Plaques

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Things You'll Need

  • Plaque

  • Nail

  • Hammer

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Plaques are wall-mounted awards you receive for either winning a competition or for being recognized for an achievement of some sort. When you receive a plaque, you most likely want to display it for others to see. A plaque can be hung on a wall just like any other wall object, such as a painting, family portrait or other photography.


Step 1

Determine the area on the wall where you want the plaque to hang. You want to place the plaque at eye level so it will be easy for anyone to see and inspect.

Step 2

Find a stud if the plaque is considerably heavy. Do this by gently tapping on the walls. When you hear a solid sound you know you have found a stud. A hollow sound is produced when you knock on the empty space between the wooden studs.

Step 3

Hammer the nail into the stud until only about a 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch of the nail is exposed.


Step 4

Look on the back of the plaque. There is a circular indentation that leads into a thin hollow strip. Line up the hole in the back of the plaque with the exposed nail. Push the plaque over the nail. Once the nail is in, slide the plaque so the neck of the nail slides through the hollow strip. This prevents the plaque from falling off the wall.

Step 5

Adjust the plaque until it looks level. You may want to stand a few feet away from the plaque to have a better view. If you want to be absolutely sure of the plaque being level, use a level to give you an accurate reading.


Greyson Ferguson

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