16 DIY Outdoor Fountain Ideas for Instant Peaceful Energy

Outdoor fountain in cottage garden
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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—prepare for passersby to ooh and ah as they walk by. 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. With a gurgling outdoor fountain, you’ll never guess that you’re in the middle of a bustling city when you lounge outside. You can even make a tabletop version if you live high up in an apartment building to provide the same effect. 

Put your DIY skills to work and make your own outdoor water fountain to add character, charm, and serenity to your outdoor space. Here are some beautiful outdoor fountain ideas to inspire you and guide you through the project.