You can make a water fountain/feature in your yard in just about any container. Great for ambiance in your back yard and it’s easy and inexpensive!
You’ll need a container of your choice.
I am using my washtub that I have used for so many things – beverage holder, bobbing for apples and now it’ll be a water fountain. You can use flower pots, stock pots, bowls, buckets, etc.
Next, you’ll need a Container Fountain Kit. The above one is mine from Walmart. It runs around $20 and I bought it at the end of the season last year on clearance for $11. You can find them on Amazon by clicking here for around $20. The one below is at Lowes for around $20.
Follow the directions for putting the fountain together – it’s easy only a couple of steps. It comes with a couple of different fountain heads that disperse the water differently. You can adjust the height, the way the water comes out of the fountain top, and the noise amount the water makes.
Once the fountain is put together, fill your container with water, put the fountain in, and plug it in. That’s it your done! Want to put your fountain somewhere where there isn’t power? No problem, they sell solar panel fountain kits too.
I left the bottom of my container empty for you to see the kit. You can get creative, add rocks, marbles, clear stones, etc. There are lots of ways to get creative.
We put our fountain under our gazebo. We eat outside a lot when the weather is nice and enjoy the sound of the fountain. We recently had a friend tell us the sound was relaxing and was putting them to sleep.
Hope you have fun building your fountain too!
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Easy and Inexpensive DIY Water Fountain/Feature
- Square Wash Tub with stand and drain
- AQUANIQUE Planter Fountain Kit
- Wash Tub or Galvanized Bucket
- Fountain Kit
- Follow the directions for putting the fountain together.
- Once the fountain is put together, fill your container with water, put the fountain in, and plug it in.
- Enjoy your new water feature!
Thanks for posting this. You make it look so easy to do that I’m inspired once again!
Thanks Linda, I have always wanted a fountain in our backyard. I have looked and looked at all the different fountains and they are so very expensive. When I found this kit I was so happy that I could make the fountain I always wanted and pay tribute to my grandparents at the same time.
Michele Michael says
Fun stuff. I’ll be sharing on Coastal Bohemian on FB.
Thank you so much Michele 🙂
Betty Crow says
Great idea. I love your wash tub.
Thank you Betty. I am so grateful I got my grandparent’s washtub and I love seeing it being used almost 3 full seasons of the year 🙂
VERY cute! This would be great for a bigger backyard because of the large size! I totally agree with falling asleep to the soothing sounds! Coming from The Blogger’s Pit Stop.
Thank you Denise, and the great thing is you can adapt that little pump down to just a bucket for smaller spaces too. Thanks for stopping by.
Simple Indian Mom says
This sounds so awesome. Pocket friendly idea to have water fountain at home 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Super cute! I love the water tub. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, see you next week!
Thank you Jenny and thanks for stopping by.