Garden Fountain

Water in the garden adds a natural element that can’t be beat.  There is something about seeing and hearing water that calms the spirit and makes you feel more connected with your garden and yard. You can make your own garden water fountain with just a few inexpensive supplies. Be creative in your use of vessels, and save your budget buys for the items that don’t show. We used a Rubbermaid storage container for a basin instead of buying an expensive garden fountain basin at the supply center. Use your imagination. If it can hold water, it’s a possibility! Great for any time of year, water fountains can even be heated to supply water to the birds and wildlife during the frozen winter months. Try one of these tutorials to get you started on loving you new water garden fountain.

This is an easy, charming water fountain done with stones and inexpensive aluminum containers. Learn how here.

DIY water fountain


This Old House has created instructions on how to make a river rock fountain. Love this!

Rock fountain


Perfect for patios, this water feature from Apartment Therapy is a water garden in itself. Here’s how to make this.

Contemporary water feature


Creative Me and My MCG has a terrific re-purposed water feature made of an old plastic container, some pipe fittings and some old decking left over from a redo. Find out how they made it.

Re-purposed water feature


This next one comes from Instructables and is a pretty ambitious project, but thought we would include it because it is just very cool. Here is the tutorial.

dissappearing garden fountain


Last, we love this little copper spiral water spray! By The Gardener, here are the DIY instructions.

Copper spiral water feature


So let us know, what are your creative ideas for a DIY water fountain?

Image Credits: Lowes, BHG, This Old House, Apartment Therapy, Creative Me, instructables, Gardener

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  1. Elizabeth Sagarminaga April 17, 2014 at 2:44 am

    This is an ambitious project and this water fountain is perfect for patio. Water in a garden of any size creates an oasis not only for you but also for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and even small fish which can help turns your landscape into something special, providing a focal point and attracting wildlife It is just very cool. Thanks for nice sharing.

    1. Kathy Woodard October 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Sounds good! We love your site!


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