Post # 1
So I have been trying to figure out how to line my (indoor) wedding aisle with shepherd’s hooks and pomanders, and I think I figured it out. I was wondering if any of you have tried this before or have any other suggestions 🙂
I am wanting 6 of these to line the aisle so…I was thinking of buying 9-10 regular, stick in the ground shepherd’s hooks and having a family friend cut 3-4 of them into pieces to create a tripod leg for the remaining six hooks. So we would end up with six shepherd’s hooks that have tripod bases to them.
This family friend is a welder/carpenter/furniture maker, so I plan on asking him about this in the morning (Its past 11pm here). But the idea just came to me now and I wanted to see what you guys thought!
Post # 3
actually what my grandfather did was something similar for my sisters wedding. Instead of buying several and taking them apart she bought one very simple one and they worked on a few variations and ended up with this. He actually just used a small really light weight pipe. I don’t think it would hold a ton of weight but we did put hanging baskets with flowers on them after the wedding. Before you buy anything make sure that you can get the materials cheaper than actually buying hooks. Had my grandfather not been using some materials he had left over from another project the cost would have been equal or greater than just buying them retail.
Post # 6
I don’t see a picture 🙁
So he made the tripod out of pipe? That sounds like it would work! I’m not hanging anything super heavy on them, just a small pomander. Do you remember what the materials were that he used?
Post # 7
picture…I hope! This is exactly what it end up looking like and instead of the pomander she had lanterns on them. They aren’t perfect but they were free.
He used a type of tubing for the base and then what started out as a rod for the hook and he has a bender thing that he used to get the shape.
Post # 8
I’m planning on having the same thing for our indoor aisle. I think we’re going to buy pots and fill them with either sand (first choice, but if that doesn’t work) or cement and putting the hooks in there. Then I will probably put moss or something to cover the sand or cement.
Haven’t tried it yet, so keep your fingers crossed for me!