A shepherd's hook looks like the traditional crooked stick that a shepherd would use for herding sheep. You may not have any sheep, but many home decorating hangers are still being made with a curved end to hang decor items for your home. Some already come with a decorative handle or with metal or wooden decor items that hang from the end of the hook.
A shepherd's hook is a great place to hang fresh or dried flowers. The flowers should be in a container. A small vase or a mason jar with a wire around the top is a good way to keep the flowers moist. Dry flowers can be in a basket.
Hang a lantern on a shepherd's hook for a parade, a lantern procession, or an evening event. If the lantern is lit with a candle, make sure that it is securely attached to the shepherd's hook and that the hook is secure in the ground or your hands.
Bird feeder or house
A shepherd's hook is a good way to keep precious items away from some garden animals. Place bird feeders, houses, or light baths on a durable metal shepherd's hook and they will be very difficult for cats and other predators to reach.
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