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Friday
Mar302012

{DIY} Shepherd’s Hooks

Don’t you love the look of these aisle decorations? They’re called shepherd’s hooks! Look-y:

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You can hang:

  • teacups
  • small vases
  • mason jars
  • votive holders
  • small pails
  • paper cones
  • flower poms, tissue poms, moss balls, twig orbs
  • lanterns, Japanese paper lanterns
  • even random vegetables, like artichokes.

Wanna get your shepherd’s hooks on the cheap? Check out these 3’ high hooks from Best Nest for $5.99.

There are 32” high hooks from Bonanza for $3.10.  They also have 20” hooks there for $2.75.

And if you want them a different color, you can easily spray paint them! The only thing you need to do is make sure that you buy a spray paint that is specifically made to cover metal. Rustoleum makes a good metal paint. The paint should say on the label what materials it works on. Just make sure you check it!

Lastly, just make sure your hooks are sturdy enough for what you have in mind to hang. Some of the cheaper hooks I linked to look pretty thin. If you’re thinking of DIYing this, I’d invest in one hook first and give it some test runs with whatever you’re wanting to hang!

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Reader Comments (7)

Another suggestion: Joann's craft store during a 50% off sale! I got a dozen small hooks for our 2010 wedding for around $2 each :)

April 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatosha

Oooh! Thanks for sharing !

April 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterLouise

I can't fine them at Joann's...I need 12.

March 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Carol, I ordered 24 from Dollar Tree. They were $3.00 each in the store but $1.00 each online!! Because I didn't order a whole case of 36, there was a $3.60 handling fee. Still, SUPER CHEAP!! http://www.dollartree.com/seasonal-holidays/Lawn-and-Garden/Garden-Collection-Metal-Plant-Hangers-30-/638c663c663p336429/index.pro

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Dollar store tip just made my day. I'm ordering a set right now. Thank you thank you thank you. : )

May 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterS.Brown

How is the quality of the dollar store hooks?

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterK.Kuiper

Thank you for the tips. I just ordered hooks for my daughter's wedding. The price went up 1 dollar at Best Nest since this post, but was still a great deal and free shipping. It's the shipping that can really get you on things like this.

July 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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