I think sometimes we forget what our garden is supposed so be… A respite from the rest of the world. Some place calm, tranquil and relaxing, even if we play and entertain there as well! Introducing water as an element in our garden is a good way to disguise noise in the neighborhood, add a sense of nature, and soothe ourselves. These soothing DIY water fountain ideas are meant to inspire you. We hope you pick one to recreate for your own yard, or at least just convince you that you need one of these. And BTW, making your own garden fountain saves money over buying one as well. More cash for those prize Dahlias! (Or whatever you fancy…)
DIY Garden Fountain Ideas
How to Make a Garden Fountain
Build this DIY solar garden fountain from a galvanized tub and awesome water plants! This tutorial is from ‘A Piece of Rainbow‘ and we are in love with this little patio outdoor water garden. Simple to make, easy to maintain. And, it takes no electricity, so you don’t need to be near an outdoor receptacle.
DIY Solar Fountain Ideas
Ceramic Pot Bubbler Fountain
This garden fountain idea may look substantial and difficult, but all it is is a large ceramic pot set in the garden, with a simple bubbler placed inside. Go check out this water feature and the whole garden over at ‘Sunset Magazine‘. What a focal point for any backyard! (Or front!)
DIY Outdoor Wall Fountains
From ‘Central Texas Gardener‘, learn how Elayne Lansford made this glass table top into a water wall. This is amazing! I think we need to head out to the thrift store to look for an old patio table. Good instructions and step by step photos for this DIY garden fountain idea.
Marie (well, her hubby!) at ‘The Interior Frugalista‘ made this DIY water wall for her garden. Lot’s of photos in her tutorial to take you through it, and I love this project! Can you imagine such an amazing piece in your garden?
Sphere Garden Fountains You Can Make
Charlotte at ‘Ciburbanity‘ made this DIY fountain created with concrete and Goodwill! Click on over to her tutorial to find out what I mean. I love spheres in the garden, they remind us about the circle of everything, which is nature’s deepest truth.
Container Outdoor Garden Fountains
Ok, time to go smaller scale. Jordan at ‘The Happy Homebodies‘ has a tutorial on this flower pot DIY garden fountain idea that is perfect for a quiet corner. Lot’s of photo’s here too, and great instructions.
Jen from ‘Tater Tots and Jello‘ has a complete tutorial for her recirculating ceramic pot DIY garden fountain that would be perfect for my backyard! Lot’s of great photos and step by steps as well for this garden fountain idea. BTW, if you haven’t visited her site yet, you have to check out her kitchen… since it’s one of my fav’s in the blogosphere!
Outdoor Copper Water Fountain
Ok, now for some inspiration! Teri from ‘Gone Walk About‘ took this photo of a copper tubing DIY outdoor water fountain at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. Check out all her great home and garden posts at her site! Steve and I think this may be added to our project list. If we decide to tackle it, then we will update with a tutorial!
Garden Fountain Inspiration
Finally, this copper water wall is amazing, we found it on Pinterest. Unfortunately, look as we might, we could not find a good source for it. If anyone knows where this fountain comes from, please let us know so we can share it with you all! In the meantime, we’ll just dream about this garden fountain idea!
Where to Buy Garden Fountians
If you want to purchase a fountain for your garden, here are some great choices to get that sound of water going in your backyard!
This tiered concrete garden fountain is stunning, and a gorgeous piece of art for your patio or garden! Lighted with Led lights, and poured from cement, this piece is the perfect way to modernize your backyard space. We are willing to bet you will get tons of compliments on this fountain, not to mention, you will love it yourself! Free shipping too. Gift idea? Yes please!
This classic jar fountain has an Led light at the top to illuminate the trickle of water, and can be used indoors or out. It comes in four colors and is made with fiberglass and concrete so it will be stable in the wind, rain and fade resistant in the sun.
This polystone planter fountain allows you to grow a pretty mini garden with your fountain, you can even create a water garden with fish! Comes with everything you need, including the pump.
Ok, this one is my dream fountain! This concrete outdoor fountain (Yes, concrete, yet free shipping!) is a modern masterpiece, but classic enough to be used in almost any yard. This one is on my Christmas list right now. Weatherproof and lighted. Love this one!
Don’t care for any of these, or they don’t fit your budget? Then go look at all the choices over at ‘Wayfair’!
So are you feeling the need for water in the garden yet? These DIY Garden Fountain Ideas should get you started! And then jump right on over to our posts on DIY Easy Container Water Gardens or DIY Tabletop Fire Bowls! Don’t forget to pin a favorite (or two!) for later!