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.