(Closed) Shepherds hooks…

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you try getting some flower pots, maybe filling them with something pretty heavy and then covering that with moss, to keep the look minimal, and insert the hooks into those instead of just attaching them to chairs?  I have to wonder if the hooks would be too heavy to attach to the chairs anyway, and might end up tipping a chair over?  Also, you’d be counting on the fact that whoever sits in that chair does not move it even slightly so you’d end up with crooked hooks, etc. 

Post # 4
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53 posts
Worker bee

I would recommend cutting off the second prong if you don’t feel you need it, but like the other commenter said–make sure your chairs can handle the weight of the hook/pomander.  If not, you can always tie some weights to to the rungs of those chairs to keep them in place/encourage guests not to move them.

1.  To cut the extra piece, rent a bolt cutter from Home Depot or call up some local auto places and ask if you can come down and have them cut them for you.

2.  Wrap some ribbon around the hooks so that you dont’ have an exposed jagged edge from where you cut the piece off.  Maybe with the same ribbon you’re using for the pomander?

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Along these lines . . . I have never used shepherds hooks but I really, really want to for our outdoor wedding this fall!

My problem is, FINDING the hooks. I looked at Michael’s but they didn’t have any.  Where does one find these elusive ornamental aides?  Please assist!!!

Thanks!  And I wish you well on figuring out your dilemma with the extra prong!

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

the cheapest no-frill ones are usually at hardware stores like home depot or lowes.  otherwise you can find nicer ones at saveoncrafts.com or similar websites.  the cheap ones are usually great for an outdoor event on grass because they don’t have a decroative base, just prongs that stick into the ground.

Post # 7
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My MOH did the same for her wedding, and found that she could buy small pots of Mums in the fall, and can stick the hooks into the pots of mums lining the aisles… super cheap to buy mums, and looked awesome.  I tried finding pics, but cant find any

Post # 8
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@LadySunshine:

Last summer ,  I found some at the Dollar Tree for .99 cents however I did not find a purpose for them in my wedding .  Google in Dollar Tree call the 1-800 or 1-8?? customer service they have there and ask if they sell any shepard hooks or if you have family members tell them to hit every Dollar Tree and when they have a bar code number to tell the cashier to order some for you.

Its free if you ship to the store.

Tell me how it goes.  Good Luck

Post # 9
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Krispy1327:

Before you start sawing away Laughing make sure that the shepard hook keeps it balance.  Try it with the exact number of  pomanders that you will be putting on the shepard hooks include all embellishments. 

Why?

Because the legs might tilt over because of the weight.

Post # 11
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Wannabee

Hi, There are some listed for sale in the classified decor black painted and unpainted

 

Post # 12
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1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We got ours on sale at Joann Fabric for about $4 each. I like the flower pot idea for using them indoors.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If anyone has any shepherd hooks they would be willing to sell I would love to purchase them for my outdoor wedding.  I need 16 of them and I was thinking 36 inch or 48 inch would work.  

My email is [email protected] if you have any. 

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