DIY Garden Fountain

DIY Garden Fountains

Add a water feature to your outdoor space and create a sense of tranquility!

Contrary to how it seems, building a garden fountain yourself is not that difficult! With enough research and planning, it’s a project you can accomplish in a weekend.

DIY Garden Fountain

There are various materials you can choose to make a garden fountain with — stones and rocks, jars, barrels or even your old gardening equipment! Your imagination is the only limit.

Want a fountain in your garden, but don’t have a definite design just yet? Have a look at some examples we’ve gathered for inspiration…


  • 1/2″ Copper Pipe
  • Submersible Pump
  • Waterproof Basin
  • Stones (ones that can easily be stacked)
  • Small Rocks (for covering the top of the pit)
  • 1″ PVC Conduit
  • 1/2 x 1/2″ Compression Female Adapter
  • 1/2″ Ball Valve
  • Aluminum Window Screen or Grill
  • Composite Decking
  • Drainage Gravel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Electric Tape
  • Marker
  • Clear Silicone Adhesive


  • Shovel
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pipe Cutter
  • Utility Scissors
  • Drill
  • Screwdrivers
  • Handsaw

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Thanks to This Old House for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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