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?


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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:35 pm

    I’m doing something similar to Mrs. CP for the decor leading up to the entrance of our reception hall. We have to use wire ebcause they will be filled with candles and I’m afraid the raffia will start on fire and cause the jar to come crashing down!

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    sgarrison2 445 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    Oh wow- that last one is fantastic!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:39 pm

    We’re also considering using shepherds hooks to jazz up our isle… I love the first idea, thanks :)

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    West Coast Bride 708 posts, Busy bee @ 6:47 pm

    I made 3 pink tissue paper pomanders–1 to hang between/above us, and 2 to stake at the first and last row of seating. By summer’s end the same set of shepherd’s hooks will have appeared in all four of my married friends’ weddings!

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    bellenga 7536 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 8:04 pm

    I am lovin’ the links you provided! I too want shepherds’ hooks since I’m planing an outdoor ceremony! I want to have one shepherds’ hook w/kissing ball alternating with shepherds’ hook with lantern and a monogrammed aisle runner and of course heaps of rose petals scattered along each sides of the aisle runners!

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    ggsb 1245 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:08 pm

    If you are looking for Shephards’ hook check at Joanne’s. I bought 15 there last weekend while for around a bit less than $30 while they were on sale…but their coupons would make them cheap as well.

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:11 pm

    I bought our Shepherds hooks at JoAnn’s as well – for around $2.50 :)

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    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 8:24 pm

    I’m so glad you wrote this!! I have been trying to figure out what those things are called!! LOL

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    Britndave, Guest @ 9:21 pm

    Not sure of the size, but they have Shepherds hooks at the Dollar Store, here in Sacramento, Ca! Great bargain :)

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    Amber, Guest @ 10:25 pm

    Just saw Shepherds hooks at Wal-Mart for 5.99 I think. I know it was under 6 dollars.

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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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