I found all of these at thrift stores and paid anywhere from .10 - 1.00 each. I did not want all the little wire hangers showing so I found a neat invisible hanger called disc hangers, dischangers.com, that stuck on the back and could be removed with warm water, BUT they were $2-$4 each. That was not going to work for this thrift store junkie. Here is my solution:
Those metal clips are D-rings, you would find these on the back of frames and they are found in hardware stores near all the other picture hanging hardware. I used Gorilla Glue (see update below) and glued the D ring to the plate for about $.10 a plate. Keep in mind, this is somewhat permanent. In theory you can scrap/chisel gorilla glue off but I wouldn't do this to any plate you would ever want to use in another way. They have been up for months and have 3 boys thundering by them daily and are still hanging firmly where I put them.
I laid my plates on the floor to get a layout, and did a few rough measurements to decide how high to hang the top one. Mostly I eyeballed it and tried to space them evenly. I love the results! Dirt cheap too!
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UPDATE: I have since used an ES 6000 type glue and I like it even better for this purpose, but it stinks so use in a well ventilated area.
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