Cheap & Easy Do It Yourself Solar Fountain For Your Yard

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Do you want to dress up your yard with a fountain without breaking the bank? Learn how you can make a easy and cheap solar fountain.

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Materials for cheap & easy Do It yourself solar fountain for your yard:

  • Plant Stand
  • Large Crystal Bowl From a Thrift Store
  • Solar Fountain
  • Spray Paint (Optional)

Cheap & Easy Do It Yourself Solar Fountain For Your Yard Video

Instructions for cheap and easy do it yourself solar fountain for your yard:

  1. I found this plant stand on the side of the road for free! You can use one you already have or find one at a thrift store, yard sale, etc.
  2. I took it home and spray painted it silver with Rustoleum spray paint and let that dry completely. You can use a color of your choice or skip this step completely.

3. I found a crystal bowl for $1 at the thrift store and knew it would be perfect for this fountain. I filled it with water and placed it in to the stand.

4. I placed a solar fountain inside the bowl. I will say that solar fountains function in full sun. Any clouds, partial sun, etc and they don’t run fully. They also do not run at night.

5. Be sure to refill the water as it evaporates. I also clean out the glass and wash off the fountain as needed. Here’s a picture of the fountain running.

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  1. I just purchase 2 fountain pumps that require electric I like your idea of solar better!
    Happy crafting,

    1. Thank you so much Kippi – I have some that plug in too. Both serve their purpose as the one that plugs in will run during the evenings as the one that is solar will not.

    1. Thank you so much Marie. I have been enjoying my coffee by it this summer 🙂

    1. You’re so very sweet, thank you so much Marilyn 🙂

  2. Cute idea! I’m hoping to add some water features to my yard, it’s a noisy neighborhood and water features are supposed to help mute noises.

    1. Thank you Vanessa and they have helped with the noise here too. I hope you get to make one for you home they’re really relaxing.

  3. Julie Briones says:

    Such a clever idea! This would work nicely on a small porch, too! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About, Chas!

    1. Thank you so much Julie, and you are so right. Small decks, porches, etc one little fountain can go anywhere you’d like one 🙂

  4. I have never heard of a solar-powered fountain. What an interesting idea! Thanks for posting the tutorial and your feedback on the product.

    1. Thank you Audra, and I have just learned they are starting to create some new ones that have a battery storage to them. I might have to check those out to see if they’ll work any differently.

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