Make your own outdoor water fountain to add character, charm, and serenity to your outdoor space. Outdoor fountains can transform your backyard into a soothing oasis, making it the perfect spot for your evening yoga practice. Fountains situated in front of your house easily boost its curb appeal. Bubbling outdoor fountains are also excellent at blocking out ambient noise, which is ideal for city dwellers who want to make their property as peaceful as possible. You can even make a tabletop version if you live high up in an apartment building to provide the same effect.
Here are some beautiful outdoor fountain ideas to inspire you and guide you through the project.
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Use Solar Energy
Powering a water feature all day may cause your electricity bill to skyrocket. That’s not the case with this DIY solar water fountain, which utilizes a solar pump to let the sun do the work for you. You’ll need two flower pots—one bigger than the other—as well as some river rocks. For the pump, you can use a solar power bird bath fountain pump.
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Decorate With Garden Florals
Whether you don’t have time to build an outdoor fountain from scratch or you’re not confident in your DIY skills to do it, there’s a solution. Follow this tutorial to upgrade and improve a store-bought fountain with a few additions, like your favorite flowers or greenery.
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Bring in Solar Energy
Arguably the worst part of having an outdoor fountain is dealing with annoying power cords and finding an outdoor outlet to plug them into. Unless you have an array of extension cords at the ready, you’re limited to where you can put your fountain. That’s one big reason to switch to a solar fountain, like this one.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Downsize to Fit Your Space
Small yard? Don’t worry! You can still have a cute water fountain to drown out noises from the outside world and improve the ambiance in your outdoor space. You can make a water fountain as small as you need to. Place it out on your patio to make your hangout spot more serene.
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Construct Using a Crockpot
Water features can be costly and complicated to put together, but this guide from Chatfield Court will show you how to make your very own water feature with a large pot or crock. This is a disappearing water fountain, which means that the water that spills out of the fountain looks like it’s disappearing into the ground, rather than pooling in some receptacle.
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Simplify the Design
As long as your yard gets a good amount of sunlight throughout the day, a solar water fountain is a great choice. Not only do solar water fountains save energy, but they also look stunning. This DIY solar fountain is quick and easy, taking one hour or less to make.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Fill It With Greenery
If you’re looking for a unique and ultra-relaxing fountain for your outdoor oasis, Alison Giese Interiors has a DIY for you. This DIY garden trough water fountain is the perfect way to spruce up your backyard. The sound of the gently gurgling water will make dining al fresco or unwinding with a nightcap under the stars even more relaxing.
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This DIY rock water fountain is simple and affordable—two of our favorite words. Follow this tutorial to create this beautiful disappearing fountain with large fountain rocks. A rock fountain will most certainly add interest to your yard and impress all of your guests.
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Create a Sprinkler
Instead of installing a pre-made water fountain in your backyard, make this DIY pondless water feature. It looks realistic and makes the most calming, bubbling white noise. This detailed tutorial will show you how to make your own pondless water feature. All skill levels welcome!Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Sometimes using a DIY fountain kit is the best route to take. That’s especially true if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands to figure out how to put together your own fountain. While kits have everything you need to make your own fountain, you can still customize it. This blogger used a cute ceramic fish to make her fountain more unique and whimsical.
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Do you love hosting tea parties with your besties? Are you a massive Alice in Wonderland fan? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you definitely need to make this DIY teapot fountain. It may look complicated, but you only need a handful of supplies. You can buy almost all of them at your local hardware store. Browse your favorite thrift store for a vintage teacup and teapot to include.
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Follow the steps in this guide to install your own simple disappearing water fountain. A simple outdoor fountain like this one adds so much character to your yard or garden, and this step-by-step guide makes installing one a breeze.
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Consider Your Home's Space
No matter how much outdoor space you have to work with, you can make a DIY fountain. Those with smaller spaces (or those who just want a small fountain) should make this cute DIY bubbler. It's small enough to fit on a patio table or in the corner of your balcony.