I have two of these:
I bought them years ago to use as planters. They never worked well as planters because the dirt dried out too fast, so they've been sitting empty for years while I tried to figure out what else to do with them.
Behold, the bird bath.
My newly landscaped side yard needs some accoutraments, so I'm starting a project to use one of these planters as a base for a bird bath. All I have to do is fashion a top for it. Obviously, this will involve concrete and tiles, and so far, I've been in the design phase.
Since the base is Roman in design, I searched the internet for Roman patterns and came up with this:
Anyway, I think this will be cool. Here is the view of the bird bath from the kitchen window, so the pattern on the top will be appreciated on a daily basis.
I only need this rain to stop so I can get my hardware cloth out and start constructing a shallow dish.