I like to hang plates and platters on the wall as artwork. I get them from thrift stores, antique shops and flea markets. I also like to use the inexpensive melamine ones that have great pictures on them.
I usually use plate hangers to hang regular sized plates on the wall, but I have two very small plates (I think they are butter pat dishes) that are too small to be hung with them. I first tried Command strips, but one fell off the wall a couple of hours later. The back of the plates are indented so there isn't a flat space to put the strips. I found this idea at Nesting Place.
This is how she did it:"I warmed up the hot glue gun and from left to right we have a safety pin, upholstery tack and a paper clip. They’ve been up for a week and I expect them to stay holding until I move stuff around. You could also hot glue on a coke tab or a piece of string tied in a loop or wire. There is no excuse for not hanging something you love."
So I'm going to try it and it better work because I want those butter pat dishes on the wall!
Update: I was using poster putty to position the butter pat dishes and see where I liked them before nailing. When I went to remove them they were stuck to the wall very well. So, I added more and firmly pressed them back into place. That's it, nothing else needed!