One of the really big old ones?
Maybe a bird bath?
I have not measured it, but it is the smaller dish (gray) from Direct TV. Becky: I like your idea! Thank you. I've wanted a bird bath since I was a kid!
You can use it for a squirrel baffle on your bird feeders if you turn it upside down. Or attach it right side up, poke a couple of holes in it and a bit of dirt and plant some succulents in it, or something that is flat and trailing for the birds to sit on while they are enjoying the food.
I'm liking the bird idea more and more. Thank you Four Season!
I hope it works for that Mary. I wonder if you could use the flat back marbles to cover it and disguise that it is really a satellite dish.
I think the dish is made of plastic Sheila. At least they look like they are. Great idea if they aren't though.
Thank you Sheila G. I will keep that in mind. I haven't taken a look at it since my hubby took it down. Thanks for your input! ;-)
Well they could very well be. After I wrote that I got to thinking and I'm guessing they are metal with a coating that looks plastic.
definitely a planter of some sort. or a hanging bird feeder.
Great Ideas. I use one that I had found for a fire pit cover to keep rain out and mosquitos out of it. But before you do that it would make a great Halloween costume. The metal ones can be used as a fire pit lined with lava rocks or a fake fire pit with orange colored rope light in the bottom with crystal clear or colored stones over that. We have a path done like that and it looks like a fire pit.
Thank you all. ;-)
Thanks for posting this question. This was fun to look into. I remembered seeing something on this site about a repurposed dish but for the life of me can't find it. What I did come up with is a combination of things. Perhaps you can craft something from this site using several ideas such as;
Above is various ideas for bases and uses for the dish. Below is a patio lighting idea.
ideas for big dishes
ideas for big and small
After looking into it briefly, I would be inclined to do a mosaic like those in the link above and then sealing it so it can be used as a bird bath - we sure enjoy watching the birds in our bird bath. Please post a pic of the final project, I am interested in seeing it as I am sure others are too.
Gail: Holy cow! Thanks so much!
@MARY T - you are most welcome it was fun and I enjoyed myself. Here is another ht post where you might get an idea for a base - they used it for a flower basket, but if you have an elevated deck, I am sure it could work for a bird bath too. http://www.hometalk.com/gailsalminen#!/584807
My husband wanted to make our old, big sattelite dish into a fountain base. Don't know the particulars but...it's a thought!
I turned mine into a bird feeder and later on sold it.
Thank you everyone. I am really leaning to both a feeder and birdbath. Won't be working on it until spring.
Make a cool large wok!
I used one of those old metal open weave dishes to cover my coy pond in the winter. The pond was close to the side of the house and the meter reader had to walk around it to read the meter, I was afraid he would fall into it in the winter when the snow was on the pond. A great free safety solution.
Id like to see your finished project.
We turned ours into a kiddie pool. We dug a hole, put gravel and drain tile in. Dug a hole in the middle od that hole and put a five gallon bucket with a sub pump in it. We have a faucet on one end and ran the drain faucet on the other. When it gets dirty, we turn the pump on and water th