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DIY Garden Fountains

Water features are always an exciting addition to a garden. You can turn an otherwise nondescript little space into an oasis with the right kind. This could be a small pond you make yourself using a liner, a bubbling gravel fountain, a large raised fountain, or a garden fountain. You can set up a water feature with descending pools, densely planted, and with little aquatic touches such as ceramic frogs and snails.

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…

DIY Garden Fountain

What are the materials needed to make a DIY garden fountain?

A Garden fountain can contribute a further level of peace to your garden area. A Garden fountain produces a magical atmosphere that transfers you to another relaxing place. The following materials can be used to make a DIY Garden fountain.


  • 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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