Making a Splash: 3 DIY Fountain Ideas for Your Garden

EElliott September 2, 2023 7:11 PM

Imagine the tranquil sounds of trickling water in your garden, adding a serene ambiance and enhancing its overall beauty. If that's something you're looking to achieve, creating your very own garden fountain could be the perfect DIY project for you. From simple designs to more elaborate creations, here are 3 DIY fountain ideas that would make a great addition to your garden.

1. The Flower Pot Fountain

This is a simple and elegant DIY fountain idea that, as the name suggests, involves using flower pots. It's an affordable project that can be completed in a day. Here's how to go about it:

  1. Materials needed:
  • Two large terracotta flower pots (one larger than the other)
  • Silicone sealant
  • Fountain pump
  • Plastic tubing
  1. Steps:
  • Seal the drainage holes in the pots using the silicone sealant and let it dry.
  • Place the pump in the larger flower pot, then connect it to the tubing.
  • Stack the smaller pot on top of the larger pot.
  • Fill the pots with water and plug in the pump. The water should start bubbling out from the top pot and trickle down.

2. The Barrel Fountain

If you're after a more rustic look, the barrel fountain is a great option. It's slightly more complex but still very doable for the average DIY-er.

  1. Materials needed:
  • Half barrel or large wooden bucket
  • Small, round plastic or terracotta pot
  • Fountain pump
  • Plastic tubing
  1. Steps:
  • Place the pump in the bottom of the barrel, then connect it to the tubing.
  • Fill the barrel with water and plug in the pump. The water will start to flow from the tubing, pooling in the pot before spilling over the edges and back into the barrel.

3. The Rock Waterfall Fountain

For those looking for a more natural aesthetic, a rock waterfall fountain is the perfect choice. This project requires a bit more effort but the end result is truly stunning.

  1. Materials needed:
  • Large, flat rocks
  • Pond liner
  • Fountain pump
  • Plastic tubing
  • Mortar mix
  1. Steps:
  • Dig a hole for the pond liner and place it in the hole. Fill it with water.
  • Arrange the rocks around the pond liner, leaving a path for the water.
  • Place the pump in the pond liner, then connect it to the tubing.
  • Fill in any gaps with the mortar mix and let it dry.
  • Plug in the pump and watch as the water cascades down the rocks and into the pond.

Remember, these are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to get creative and customize your fountain to suit your garden's style. Whether you choose to make a simple flower pot fountain or an elaborate rock waterfall, these DIY projects are sure to enhance the beauty and tranquility of your garden.

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