Cheap Find: Lanterns & Shepherds Hooks

I made a stop at IKEA this weekend and ran into these adorable candle holders/lanterns. The picture does not do them justice. I didn’t buy them, but almost did, and still might. They are $2.99 each and would be perfect to hang on shepherds hooks.

If you are having an outdoor wedding and are planning to have shepherds hooks, I have seen some interesting ways to decorate them:

A lot of florists provide shepherds hooks, but you can find them for cheap online. Here is one resource that carries them for as cheap as $8 for 20-inch hooks.

Here is a link to a great DIY by the amazing Mrs. Cherry Pie. She went with mason jars, which I love!!! See it here: Mrs. Cherry’s Pie DIY mason jars for shepherds hooks. See her finished product here: Mrs. Cherry Pie’s kick butt shepherds hooks.

How are you lining your outdoor aisle?


Mrs. Apple Cider

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October 2009
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    Emilydll 428 posts, Helper bee @ 10:27 pm

    What great ideas! :) Thanks for sharing Miss Apple Cider! They finally opened an IKEA in Charlotte and I can’t wait to go spend hours looking around!

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    VanGal 26 posts, Newbee @ 12:56 am

    We used those lanterns at our wedding. We had a large portico with tall columns at our venue. We placed lanterns at the base of the columns and lit them up when dusk fell =)

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    NixLapi 558 posts, Busy bee @ 11:59 am

    Thanks for some great inspiration! We’re considering using shepherd’s hooks and this is a big help!

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    AbbieOinCO 184 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:16 pm

    I love the shepherd’s hook look. We got some for my friend’s wedding at Home Depot. You can get them for really cheap!

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    springroll 716 posts, Busy bee @ 12:53 pm

    Those lanterns are a great find, thanks for sharing :)

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:28 pm

    I love the pomanders best, but the bucket and lantern are really cute, too!

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    purpleHaze79 874 posts, Busy bee @ 4:58 pm

    I love those IKEA lanterns! I almost bought those the other day!

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    LzzNYC 882 posts, Busy bee @ 1:59 pm

    Ooo these are great! I also loved when Mrs. Cherry Pie did hers!

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