Introduction: Plantpot Dog Dishes

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It's recommended by many that large dogs have a raised dog dish to feed from, and whilst there are some excellent ones on the Instructables site, I wanted something simple to make.

I found a couple of plant pots at a local shop for just £1 each, and I will now show you how I converted them into simple raised pet dishes.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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30cm (12") plant pots,

Dog dish,

Marker pen,

Dremel or similar tool.

Step 2: Making the Dish Holder

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Turn the plant pot upside down, and invert the dog dish onto it.

Draw around the plant pot with the marker pen, this gives you the correct depth to cut the pot.

Using a saw on the Dremel, cut around the pot.

Sand the rough edges off.

Step 3:

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The dog dish will now fit into the upturned plant pot,

just fill and get your dogs seal of approval!


treeceelouise (author)2017-02-17

You are brilliant radiograf! Thank you for sharing exactly what I need!

radiograf (author)treeceelouise2017-02-18

Thank you for your kind comment.

HazelL2 (author)2016-06-14

Simple, straightforward, economical and exactly what I was looking for.

radiograf (author)HazelL22016-06-17

Thank you, hope your dog enjoys them.

marvan2015 (author)2015-06-29

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing the idea and the simplicity is positively wonderful. And finally something affordable. When I return home I'm definitely making some for my pets. Thank you, thank you.

radiograf (author)marvan20152015-06-30

They're still in daily use, thank you for your comment.

badbradmx (author)2014-10-17

This might stop my dog from tipping her water bowl over all the time. might actually be able to have her drink indoors, then again she doesn't lick her lips so maybe not. great idea though!

BLASTFEMI (author)2014-07-12

I'm so going to make this! Thank you!

DalaisLlama (author)2014-07-12

THIS is brilliant! Kudos!

jcduplessis (author)2014-07-10

Brilliant! An added benefit/feature is if you have trouble with ants, you could just fill the bottom lip of the planter with ant repellant (or baby powder I think also works... not sure) or just some water.

And your bowls don't make such a noise when the dogs push them all over the kitchen floor while licking the last bit of snack from them!

Thanks for sharing.

radiograf (author)jcduplessis2014-07-11

I've got them sitting on a cheap rubber car floor mat, they don't move and its easy to clean.

jessyratfink (author)2014-07-10

So clever! I've got a large dog that's getting up in the years - this is going to come in super handy :D

radiograf (author)jessyratfink2014-07-11

I know how your dog feels, I don't have to bend down so far to pick them up.

rblack5 (author)2014-07-10

I just got an empty pot from the deck and made one. Awesome.

radiograf (author)rblack52014-07-11

Things are always best when they are free!

GrampaDave54 (author)2014-07-10

We have 3 large dogs. I am sooo gonna make these!

Boygasmo (author)2014-07-10


ragdolldude (author)2014-07-10

Good idea. Stands to raise food or water for larger dogs are far more costly than your project. I bought some Neater Feeders (SP?) as those have a tray to collect spilled food or water, but they were about $30 for a pair, mounted in one unit. Bowls were far too shallow, so I luckily had deeper bowls to hold larger amounts of food and water.

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