So I waited until I finally had some time, and when said husband would be away on a business trip.
We had one too many Shepard's hooks for hanging plants in the backyard, and so I figured one could be used as part of a scarecrow armature. I selected the simplest one with only one hook. With two discarded wood stakes left over from last winter's snowstorm, and a couple of trips to the local hardware store for some U-bolts to securely hold the wood stakes to the shepard's hook, I got to work.
To the left you can see how I criscrossed the wood stakes. I nailed them together after drilling a hole for nail, in the center, then used u-bolts to anchor the shepard's hook to the stakes in three places. I used pliers to really secure the screws of the U-bolts. I also wrapped some thick wire where the two stakes overlap the hook to really keep it secure.
I prefer scarecrows not be stuffed, they're more elegant this way, they don't look like saggy people with sausage legs; and when a gentle breeze blows, my Shecrow's scarf will float gently in the air. The bottom of the Shepard's hook has two stakes that slide firmly into the ground. I still need to secure the gloves with twine, but I think she looks pretty neat. FYI, If you need one of those tall Shepard hooks for an armature-check Craigslist for some deals. Hardware stores usually sell those wooden stakes cheap, and select clothing that will float gently in the breeze for added elegance.