Any DIY ideas for what to do with a satellite dish?

by Jenny
I'm looking for a project to do with my satellite dish. Any ideas suggestions and pictures would be appreciated. Thanks
  10 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 21, 2016
    If you have a garden they make really cute bird feeders. You can mosaic or spray the inside and attach the satellite dish to a sturdy pole or base. Fill with lots of fruits and other yummy things and enjoy all your new feathered frineds
  • Trudy Pearl Trudy Pearl on Jul 21, 2016
    You can line them with weed block cloth & add soil, Cactus Blend for a succulent garden or potting soil for any plant to fill it up with beauty. I'm not sold on edibles because I'm not sure what metal it's made of that might be toxic in the long term.
    • 7691851 7691851 on Jul 21, 2016
      Your thought on the possible toxicity of the metal is a good one. Thanks for mentioning it!
  • Pat Pat on Jul 21, 2016
    Try making a birdbath. I think saw a Hometalk item about it not too long ago.
  • 7691851 7691851 on Jul 21, 2016
    I have an old, large-style satellite dish in my yard (8-10 ft). I have often thought it could make a good roof for a gazebo-style structure. No photos, as this presently exists only in my imagination. . . .
  • Tillie Liukkonen Tillie Liukkonen on Jul 21, 2016
    How about a dome over a bird feeder to keep squirrels away!?
  • Valerie Valerie on Jul 21, 2016
    Maybe scrap it for whatever money you can get.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jul 22, 2016
    I agree with @Valerie. Recycle this at a local scrap dealer.
  • Helen Z Helen Z on Jul 22, 2016
    I recycled my large, old satellite dish: Scrub till all residue is removed. Use pale green Rustoleum spray paint for background. Next spray on a sky in blue. Use a sponge to dab in clouds with white and gray color. Next with a paintbrush add a tree trunk & branches in any brownish color desired. Next add leaves, in any colored desired with a sponge or brush. Add butterflies with taped down stencils using chalk. Color in the butterflies and add surrealistic leaves with a sponge. Employing sturdy rope, or chain, hang it up. Mine hangs on a sidewall of my garage. Materials needed: satellite dish scrub brush soap and water hobby acrylic paint spray paint tape stencils 2 large hooks sturdy rope or chain sponges paint brushes stencils hanging materials, large screw hooks.
  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Jul 23, 2016
    Depending o n how big it is....roof over a single seat for a reading Nook a cover for a 2 Cedar Garden swing or a cover for a gazebo. if it is smaller, a cover for a bird house. I don't know about the metals for a bird bath or pkanter. How about an umbrella on a found object sculpture over, for example, a garden-pot couple?