Post # 1
I’m writing on behalf of a friend because we’re both at a loss for how to anchor shepherd hooks without actually poking them into the ground. There will be about 6 of them on each side of the aisle, and a pomander/kissing ball will hang from each. The park said they can’t poke them into the ground because they might hit the in-ground sprinkler system.
The solution needs to be something easy to transport, as they’ll need to be tested/figured out about 4 hours away from the actual wedding site.
I suggested a terra cotta pot (painted) with rocks in it. But then you have to transport the rocks.
Can anyone come up with a better idea? Is there some sort of a base that we could add to the shephard hook to make it
Post # 3
There are things called staunchions that are like sheperd’s hooks, but with a smooth base. The pots could work if the hooks have already been purchased, but I would put something very, very heavy in it.
Post # 4
I have this exact same problem, I want the shepherd’s hook look but I’m getting married in a park where poking in the ground is not allowed. I have to get astroturf to even put chairs down!
Anyway, I’m thinking about using these or something similar:
Post # 5
How about a potted plant? This is likely less heavy then a terra cotta pot of rocks. Also, you can probably get flowers in bloom (like pansies at Lowe’s or something) and that help to add color as well.
Post # 6
@jenewitt: I showed her these, she likes them!
@neontl: She already made all the pomanders and is really set on having them hang from hooks…even though I told her they can hang from the chairs. Oh well! 🙂
Post # 7
@Wannabe-diy-bride: I think neontl meant to insert the hooks into the potted plant. She would buy or make a planter with low growing plants- or even just moss- then using that as a sturdy base for the pomander.
ETA:For ease of transport her helpers could take the pots, bags of sand (fill one pot ahead of time to calculate how many bags of sand would be needed), and sheets of moss separately and fill them on site.
Post # 8
Or she could take the hooks to a metal fabricator and have these bases made:
Post # 9
Found that base! Only $9.18 Good if she wants the pomanders to hang higher than the 30 inch Save on Crafts one.
Post # 10
Maybe a nice pot or those faux pots, that are made of plastic and maybe fill with a sytrofoam piece to piece it into and then putting heavy stuff and then covering with moss stuff?!!?
Best of LucK!
Post # 11
Wow, thanks everyone!
@julies1949: I didn’t know anyone sold just bases for them, that’s great!