(Closed) How to anchor shephard hooks without poking into the ground?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 # 7
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Or she could take the hooks to a metal fabricator and have these bases made:

Post # 10
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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!

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