Squirrel on a decorative shepherd hooks
Funny acrobatic adult squirell hanging upside down on the shephered hooks hunting for food in humming bird feeder in backyard garden.

Shepherd hooks are becoming a popular choice for backyard decor and for plenty of good reasons. In fact, if you get the look right, you can completely transform the appeal and attractiveness of your outdoor living space, however, if you get it wrong, the opposite can happen!

Allow us to indulge you with a few great ideas of how to use Decorative Shepherd Hooks to really bring your backyard to life.

Hang A Colorful Retro Lantern

Lewondr Retro Iron Ramadan Candle Lantern, 10.2 Inch Portable Moroccan Wrought Iron Stained Glass Decorative Lantern Candle Holder Hanging Lamp Wind Lantern for Home Decor, Small – Black + Colorful
  • Wide Compatibility: Big interior space make the lantern able to hold thick candles, tea lights or string lights, meeting your different needs for creating a special atmosphere at night.
  • Exotic Style: Designed with Moroccan style, this lantern will definitely bring your home a special exotic atmosphere.
  • Widely Used: The lantern can be hung or just be used as a freestanding lantern. It is perfect to be used in different situation, such as decorating home, parties, patio and events.
  • Excellent Handicraft: Made by hand with glass and iron, this product with excellent workmanship is beautiful and is a perfect gift for you or your friends.
  • Two Size Available: We provide small size and large size for your different demands.(S: 12.6*12.5*26 cm / 4.96*4.92*10.24 Inch, L: 16.6*18*35 cm / 6.54*7.09*13.78 Inch)

The rustic appeal of shepherd hooks makes them an ideal choice if you want to create a nostalgic retro look to your backyard. The market is full of colorful glass lanterns in all shapes and sizes that certainly have a feel of days gone by. Then again, you may even be able to pick up a ‘real’ retro lamp if you have a poke around in a few antique shops or even up in your loft for that matter!

You could simply choose one colorful retro lamp and make it a feature of your outdoor space as it hangs beautifully from a shepherd hook, or if you have enough space why not choose several colors and create a line of lights or spread the hooks around your backyard.

Bring In The Bling With A Modern Candle Feature

Hanging Lantern Decorative for Outdoor Patio or Indoor Candle Holder Metal and Glass Hurricane use for Wedding Party or Entertainment GAR544 Black
  • HAND-BLOWN GLASS HURRICANE - METAL FRAME WITH POWDER COAT FINISH – Durable iron frame with a black powder coat finish for aesthetic rustic appeal, this large size lantern creates a dazzling effect on any patio, deck or tabletop. Complete with glass hurricane (candle not included) and designed to add character to your living space, the lantern top lifts off for a candle to be placed. Designed for indoor or outdoor display. Black chain with a hook on each end for easy hanging is included.
  • VINTAGE STYLE LANTERN FOR ALL SEASONS – At 16-inches tall by 6-inches wide, this decorative candle lantern will make a great focal point wherever it’s placed, sold as a single lantern, but beautiful displayed in multiples as a centerpiece or lining your dining table. Unique and sturdy, the heavy weight makes it perfect for an outdoor setting. If you’re looking for something different, this beautiful lantern would make a perfect wedding decoration or birthday gift idea.
  • HEAVY AND DURABLE IRON CONSTRUCTION – Built to last, this classic lantern showcases breathable top vents and hand blown glass which has a natural antique looking effect set within an iron frame. Used night or day, stunning as seasonal décor, on a side table for a soft glow or outdoors for a romantic dinner. Elegant enough to blend with any decor, a pillar or remote control candle will provide ambient reflection through the crafted metalwork.
  • A WARM, WELCOMING GLOW FOR VISITORS – Lanterns not only enhance an environment but can offer a touch of elegant beauty to your home, patio, deck and garden. Uniquely designed with a heavy, durable construction, the H Potter hanging candle lantern is perfect for alfresco dining and outdoor living. An ideal mood setter, this decorative candle lantern offers a welcome glow, lighting up your summer bbqs and sheltering candles from the wind.
  • H Potter has been designing and manufacturing premium quality garden products since 1997. We do not pretend to be the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Packaged well, with stunning craftsmanship and backed by great customer service, we’re proud to say our garden products are built to last.

Of course, the fact that shepherd hooks have a rustic feel to them sure doesn’t mean that they can’t take on a modern look. In fact, that fusion of new and old can work wonderfully! Why not pair a few shepherd hooks with glitzy glass candle holders to give your backyard a unique and up-to-date feel.

Bring Your Outdoor Space Into Bloom with Stylish Shepherd Hooks

Sorbus Planter Basket Ground Stake, 4-Tier Shepherd's Hook Coco Liner Baskets Station for Hanging Flowers, Plants, Great Plant Hooks & Hangers for Outdoor Garden, Lawn, Over 7 Feet Tall (Black)
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Sorbus Planter Basket Ground Stake, 4-Tier Shepherd's Hook Coco Liner Baskets Station for Hanging Flowers, Plants, Great Plant Hooks & Hangers for Outdoor Garden, Lawn, Over 7 Feet Tall (Black)
  • PLANTER BASKET STAKE — Beautifully display flower arrangements with this shepherd's hook planters station, featuring (4) coco liner baskets and sturdy ground stake — Perfect gift for home and garden lovers
  • VERSATILE GARDEN DÉCOR — Supports hanging plants, seasonal decorations, bird feeders, lanterns, spring and summer flowers, fall foliage, mums, chrysanthemums, holiday greenery, and more inside each planter basket — Stylish for any patio area, lawn, or garden
  • COCO FIBER LINER — Simply add fertilizer, dirt, for easy planting inside these hanging flower pots — Coco fiber liner provides superior drainage and aeration promoting fuller and healthier plant development — Nicely made with depth for plenty of root growth
  • EASY TO INSTALL — Mounts into soil with ground stake/prongs, simply step down to install — The sturdy ground stake is secure for stability and easy placement — Minimal assembly — Hardware and assembly instructions INCLUDED
  • DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS — Decorative 4-tier display with shepherd's hook and (4) planter baskets — Each hook has small curl to ensure items stay put — Made of black powder coated steel and coconut husk fiber liner — Flowers NOT INCLUDED — Each round basket approx 12.25” in diameter — Entire Unit Measures approximately 90" H (7.5 feet)

There is nothing more rejuvenating and invigorating than having outdoor plants and flowers surrounding you when you take the time to enjoy the outdoors. Whilst patio pots and baskets hanging from the walls or fences are solid and excellent choices, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few free-standing flower displays as well?

Shepherd hooks are an ideal way to showcase such stunning plants and flower displays in a way that lets the flower shine and be the star of the show. Just make sure that your shepherd hook is firmly in the ground and don’t go for a basket or flower choice that is overly heavy, otherwise, you may find that you have a big mess to clean up the moment a breeze rolls by!

Get Creative With Jars

Sunshine Mason Co. Pint Sized Glass Mason Jars with Hanger Handles Set of 6
  • Includes 6 Jars and 6 Wire Hangers
  • Simple to Use and Easy to Assemble
  • Great for Indoor and Outdoor Use
  • Create a Simple Vase for Hanging Flowers or Add Fairy Lights for a Magical Glowing Lantern
  • Great for Weddings, Parties, Baby Showers, Photoshoots, BBQ's, Etc.

Jars have never really gone out of fashion when it comes to decorative use. To use them with a shepherd hook all you need to do is tie a piece of cord around the rim and create a handle to hang it from.

Of course, hanging empty jars around your garden may not create the look you have in mind, however, if you fill those jars to the halfway mark with stones, pebbles, dried beans, or anything else that takes your fancy, then place a candle in the middle, you have transformed something you were abou to recycle into a real piece of garden art!

Just make sure that you what you use to fill the jar is going to be safe with the candle if you plan to light it.

It Is Up To Your Imagination!

hanging flower arrangement on a shepherd hook

Indeed, transforming a boring backyard into a place of peace, tranquility and beauty does not need to be a mission impossible in any way.

In fact, a few decorative shepherd hooks coupled with a few of the ideas we have mentioned above could be all that it takes to have you falling head over heels in love with the outdoor space that comes with your home.

Read “Heavy Duty Decorative Garden Shepherd Hooks” for more information.

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