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Wonderful DIY Water Garden Fountain


Do you need a place to sit quietly and contemplate the sounds of nature: birds chirping, breezes blowing, brooks babbling. What—no backyard brook? Not a problem. Just build your own water fountain. On one hand, you can build with lover cost – saving money for using somewhere else; and on the other hand, you can come up with your own unique design. Check out the following links for how to build a garden water fountain.
Instructables –
DIY water garden fountain tutorial

5- Tabletop fountain  :

3- Fill the bowl with tap water. Keep the water level above the water pump. Then, turn on the pump to make sure it is working.

How to Make a Tabletop Fountain :

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Tabletop fountains release negative ions that promote better concentration. They also humidify dry air, and the sound of the water is soothing. Tabletop fountains can be very simple to make–they only require a bowl, a water pump, rocks, and decorations.

2- Buy a container. Your container can be made out of ceramic, glass, plastic, or metal. Clay containers that are not already sealed need to be sealed or lined with plastic. To make a fountain in a basket, you can put a waterproof container inside the basket and hide it with rocks or plants.

1- Purchase a small water pump and plastic tubing. They can be found in garden, hardware, and aquarium stores, and also on the Internet. Choose a water pump with suction cups on the bottom so it stays in place when in the fountain. The plastic tubing is used to direct where the water goes. The most common size is 5/8” outer diameter and 1/2” inner diameter.

4-Put rocks, marbles, or beads inside the bowl to cover the water pump. Be creative with this step. You could also use a fountainhead, such as a lava rock, shell, or copper elbow. If the object does not already have a hole in it, you can drill a hole.

5-Add decorations to your fountain. For example, you could put in plants, candles, figurines, crystals, a mirror, or glass trinkets. Have fun with this step to make your fountain really personalized.

6- Turn on the pump and adjust the water flow and the position of the rocks until you are satisfied with how it functions and looks. To change the sound of the water, you can increase or decrease the water flow, or put rocks in the path of the water.

7- Maintain the fountain. Add fresh water when the water level is low. Every three months, take apart the fountain and clean the pump. If there is algae, put bleach in the water. If you like, you can rearrange the fountain when you put it back together, or try different decorations.

Tips :


  • If the pump is noisy, attach something foamy, like a sponge, to the bottom of the pump using a rubber band but be careful not to block the water intake.

  • To hide the cord, you can cover it with plants that drape over the edge of the fountain.

  • To prevent water from splashing out of the bowl, you can put a rock in the water's path so that it doesn't splash into the water, or you can decrease the water pressure.

Warnings :


  • Do not drill without wearing goggles and gloves.










Things You'll Need :


  • Small, submersible water pump

  • Plastic tubing

  • Waterproof bowl

  • Rocks, beads, or marbles

  • Other decorations

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DIY Terracotta Tabletop Fountain Project for Outdoors :

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by wonderfuldiy

There’s nothing more tranquil and relaxing than the sight and indeed the sound of a wonderful water feature. So really, why confine these delightful decorative touches to the garden when it’s so easy to create a DIY terracotta table top fountain with just a few basic supplies?



We specialize in finding extraordinary ways of using ordinary household products. Chances are you’ll have seen indoor water features fetching more than a pretty penny on sale, but trust us when we say there’s nothing more deeply satisfying than enjoying the results of your own work. Not that there’s a great deal of work involved – you could easily knock one of these beauties up with just a few hours to spare!


Blissful Beauty :


As you can see, the main component used to create the fountain is the simple terracotta pot. Other than this, all you’ll really need to get up and running is a very basic fountain pump, the correct adhesive and any other decorative touches you’d like to add. Spend hundreds of dollars on a generic store-bought feature or create something truly unique at home for next to nothing – no prizes for guessing which of the two you’d find us doing!

There’s really nothing to the technique whatsoever and while we love the examples you’ll see on this page, the real fun comes in making up your own designs from scratch. Keep it simple or put your talents to something large, complex and creative – you’re guaranteed and amazing result, every time!


Perhaps best of all, we’ve found what’s undoubtedly one of the finest and easiest to follow video tutorials which will help guide you through the process from start to finish. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also totally free to access time and time again – just hit the link below and you’re away!



Terracotta Tabletop Fountain [VIDEO]

How to Make a Tabletop Fountain :

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By ContributorUpdated September 26, 2017

A tabletop fountain is a low-cost item that can reduce stress in our rushed and highly technological world.


Right on your desk, you can reconnect with nature, breathe cleaner air and beautify the environment. .

Collect ideas for your tabletop fountain. Check out the Internet and books, but also notice the way rocks look in natural streams and pools - or pull an original design right out of your imagination.

Start at the bottom, with a container large enough to hold all the rocks, ornaments, plants - and water! - for your creation. The container can be a single color and unobtrusive, if you want to emphasize the other elements, or it can be an eye-catching ceramic, glass or metal art piece.

Find the rocks or other ornaments for the water to flow over. Now is the time to use those stones or shells you collected just because you liked them. If you don't have enough items for the fountain, collect more or buy smooth river rocks from a garden center or online.

Choose a small pump. The size will depend on the size of the fountain - so work out that question first.

Buy plastic tubing to carry water into the fountain. Tubing is often used to extend the length of a pump's spout or to redirect the water.

Block out an hour or so of unhurried time to experiment with the fountain elements. Find an arrangement that pleases you with its appearance and the way the water flows. This step is part of the fun of making a fountain, so don't rush it.

Make sure your arrangement allows water to trickle and splash over the rocks or other ornaments - but not out of the container and onto furniture or carpeting. Sometimes, only a slight adjustment in the angle of the materials will fix this problem.

Pick a spot to display your fountain. If it's a wooden tabletop, make sure it's protected from spills and humidity. Place plants or more stones in a semicircle around the back of the fountain to hide the pump's cord.

Things You Will Need

  • Seashells

  • Stones

  • Vinyl/plastic Tubing

  • Decorative Pottery

  • Plants

  • Towels

  • Glass Bowl


  • A tabletop fountain's look is limited only by your imagination. It doesn't have to be made of rocks or shells. For a more contemporary look, direct the water over pieces of rusted metal or shards of china plates.

  • Check the water level daily, as much water can evaporate. The fountain needs to be full for the pump to operate efficiently.

  • Clean the bottom of the fountain and the stones with a meat baster every one or two weeks.

  • Use a few drops of bleach to rid the fountain of algae.

  • Clean the pump according to the manufacturer's instructions.


  • Test the pump in water before making your fountain. Be sure to read all the instructions for the pump and take necessary precautions.

  • For safety, the National Electrical Code requires that you use a different kind of electrical wall socket, a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter), with a pump. This socket comes with a circuit breaker that will automatically shut off power in case of a pump malfunction.

Indoor and Outdoor Fountains :

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A fountain brings tranquility and a beautiful centerpiece to any room or yard

If you're looking to enhance your home office or spruce up a neglected corner in your garden, a fountain gives you virtually unlimited options. Both indoor and outdoor fountains are available in various sizes, shapes and styles, ensuring that you will find one that perfectly complements its surroundings.


Fountains can be made with natural elements such as stone, copper and bamboo, or synthetic substances such as acrylic resin or fiberglass. Some are designed to hang on a wall or sit on a tabletop in your home, while others should be installed outdoors directly in the ground, surrounded by flowers and foliage.


This guide will introduce you to the different types of fountains available and their maintenance.



Tip: A preassembled fountain comes with everything you need. Simply fill it with water, plug it in and enjoy. Those who prefer do-it-yourself projects can purchase individual elements or kits and assemble their own fountains using various materials.

Indoor Fountains

Indoor fountains not only enhance the beauty of a room, they also add moisture to the air, which soothes dry skin during the winter months and makes it easier to breathe. 

In addition to wall and tabletop fountains, you can also choose from floor fountains, which are freestanding units that are usually much larger and more substantial than tabletop models. Waterfall fountains bring the calming effect of cascading water to any room. 
Most indoor fountains come preassembled and are often used as accent pieces, though some are clearly intended to be the primary design element in a room. 
Indoor fountains also serve to humidify the air. Unlike dedicated humidifiers which can be noisy and a poor fit for your decor, fountains do not generate excessive water that can collect and form mildew on walls and other surfaces.


  • Fountains release negative ions which have been shown to improve mood and increase energy.

  • Most tabletop, wall and other indoor fountains recirculate their water for nonstop operation.

  • Look for models with quiet, submersible pumps that will not drown out the calming sound of flowing water.

  • For increased versatility, buy an indoor fountain that can also be operated outdoors.

  • Create your own indoor fountain using a watertight bowl or receptacle, a small submersible pump and some rocks, shells or other items.



Outdoor Fountains

Fountains designed to be placed in a flowerbed or incorporated into your overall landscaping can provide a unique accent or even a focal point for your entire garden. 
Your garden, patio or poolside area will greatly benefit from the installation of an outdoor fountain. In addition to their calming, tranquil effects, fountains provide beautiful accents and can even serve as an elaborate focal point for your garden. 
"Spitter" fountains are a popular option, often featuring a sculpture with built-in piping that transports water from the source (a pond or pool) to a small opening or series of openings where a concentrated stream of water is expelled.
Birdbaths that incorporate a fountain keep water fresh through constant recirculation. If you already have a pond or water garden in your yard, you might want to consider adding a fountain to it. 
Flowerbed fountains can be installed in both above and in-ground configurations. Cistern fountains and reflective pools also allow you to house fish, plants and other aquatic life, and outdoor wall fountains can be installed along an external wall for a truly bold statement.

  • Fountains keep water in constant motion, preventing your garden from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

  • For an energy-efficient, cost-effective solution, consider a solar-powered fountain that won't add to your utility bills.

  • Floating fountains can be placed in a pool or pond on special occasions for an extra touch of elegance.

  • Foggers can be used to generate a misty appearance around your pond for a unique effect.

  • Make your own outdoor fountain using a waterproof container or barrel, a pump and a fountain head.

Fountain Materials & Features


Fountains are constructed from a variety of synthetic and natural materials. Each offers a unique look and many fountains incorporate more than one type of material. 


While stone, rock and slate fountains can be heavy, they are also tough and highly durable, withstanding the constant flow of water without showing signs of wear.


Metals, such as copper or brass, age and develop character over time. Synthetics such as acrylic can be made to resemble natural materials such as stone or metal but will not age and are much easier to move. They are also often more affordable.

- Copper :


  • Beautiful appearance in various shades of red, orange and gold

  • As copper ages it takes on a greenish tint for added depth

  • May be scratched or dented

  • Powder-coated copper oxidizes more slowly

  • Often paired with other elements such as slate or stone

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

Aluminum, tin and other metals:


  • Thinner metals can be dented or damaged more easily

  • Most metals age and take on new characteristics over time

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

Bamboo :


  • Often used in Asian-influenced gardens, such as Zen or meditation gardens

  • "Chaser" fountains often use bamboo receptacles

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

- Ceramic :


  • Can be glazed or unglazed

  • Available in a wide variety of colors

  • Durable and long-lasting to withstand the elements, but can be cracked or broken

  • Typically paired with rocks or pebbles to generate more soothing sound effects

  • Available in a range of prices

  • Often used in indoor configurations

- Concrete :


  • Durable and long-lasting

  • Can be heavier than other materials

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

- Fiberglass :


  • Can be molded into different shapes

  • May be more expensive than resin or acrylic

  • Often used in outdoor configurations

Glass :


  • Available in clear, colored or frosted surfaces

  • Can be etched or mottled for different effects

  • May be susceptible to cracking or breaking

  • Often used in indoor configurations

- Resin/Acrylic :


  • Most economical option

  • Lightweight for easier relocation

  • Can simulate the appearance of a variety of natural materials

  • Scratches can be easily removed

  • Durable and long-lasting

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

Stone :



  • Includes rock, granite, marble and more

  • Highly durable and resistant to wear

  • Distinctive appearance

  • Available in a spectrum of natural colors

  • Can be heavy and difficult to move

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

Stainless steel :


  • Durable and long-lasting

  • Highly resistant to corrosion

  • Easy to clean and not easily dented

  • Typically paired with other materials

  • Often used in outdoor configurations

  • May cost more than other types

Slate :


  • Thin layers of rock in various shapes and sizes

  • Available in a spectrum of natural colors

  • Excellent backdrop for wall and floor fountains

  • Often paired with copper, stainless steel and other materials

  • Can be heavy and difficult to move

  • Often carries a higher price tag

  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor areas

Features :

  • Adjustable flow control allows you to alter the pump's speed, which can affect both the sound and appearance of your fountain.

  • Some fountains, both indoors and out, incorporate lighting, which can enhance their visual appeal, create unique effects and provide additional illumination to the area.

  • Units that feature a built-in clock or thermostat offer increased functionality and usefulness.

  • To securely fasten a wall fountain in place, you need to use specialized mounting brackets. These are usually included with the fountain.

Maintenance :

Most residential fountains use recirculated water to provide a continual flow of soothing water. As they operate, a certain amount of water evaporates. Continually monitor water levels to keep your fountain operating correctly and use distilled water for indoor fountains.

  • If water levels become too low, the pump may be damaged and reduce the life of your fountain. Frequently check water levels and replenish the supply as needed.

  • Use distilled water for indoor fountains, as it has been stripped of all minerals, preventing deposits from building up both on the surface and in the water tubes and pump. Water from a garden hose is fine for outdoor gardens.

  • Some chemical solutions can be added to the fountain to prevent mineral buildup and to ensure water stays smelling fresh and clean. Adding an algae treatment to outdoor water fountains helps prevent algae growth and buildup.

  • Winterize outdoor fountains in areas that experience strong seasonal changes by draining the fountain of all water and bringing the pump inside. Stone or ceramic fountains should also be brought inside to avoid cracks and other damage if at all possible.

  • Wipe your fountain down regularly and follow all manufacturer-recommended cleaning suggestions.

  • If building your own fountain, be sure to use solid materials that do not disintegrate, as loose particles can damage the water pump.

  • If you live in a harsh climate, invest in a fountain that is constructed with materials that can withstand weather extremes.

  • Completely change your fountain's water three or four times a year (or as recommended by the manufacturer).

  • Inspect pumps every six months to ensure that everything is in working order.

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