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Elegant DIY Backyard Fountain – Create Your Own Oasis

DIY Backyard Fountain

Everyone loves backyard fountains. And if you have a small backyard, you might want to think about a DIY fountain to decorate it. There are many DIY fountain designs available in the market and you can easily customize your fountain according to your own needs.

If you’re trying to make your outdoor space more serene, why not consider a water feature? They are becoming more popular, and there are a number of them to choose from.

If you want to install a pond, you need to think about the size of your yard, the conditions, and your budget. If you want to add a pond, consider adding fountains, or you can add a waterfall.

Installing a water feature can be backbreaking work when it comes to digging. It involves a lot of digging, breaking, and pouring.

These processes can be physically demanding, and the water feature itself will practically demand constant maintenance. However, the time and money invested make the effort well worth it, as water features add beauty to a garden.

But you can avoid these strenuous activities by choosing a DIY backyard fountain. This DIY project will not only save you energy but will also save you money. You can choose your desired materials at a lesser price.

DIY Backyard Fountain

This pot plant water feature will give a great effect without a lot of physical labor. This pot plant water feature holds a lot of water and has a flexible design which makes it very easy to install.

The ceramic pot backyard fountain will be very elegant. The water is recirculated using a small pump and the water falls back into the reservoir and is then reused. The recirculation keeps the reservoir from being overfilled and the pump from being overworked.

The water from the reservoir is replaced with fresh water from a garden hose. The reservoir is made from heavy-duty PVC pipe and can be filled and emptied about 18 times before the water is exhausted.

There are a number of different flow patterns that can be created depending on the speed of the pump, the length of the tubing, the position of the tube in the reservoir, and the angle.

DIY Backyard Fountain - Assembling

The DIY backyard fountain is a great way to bring natural beauty and healthy elements into a small space.

A fountain can be a good choice for your patio, deck, or yard. If the fountain is small enough, it can be placed in a flower pot, so you can place it on the balcony, or hang it on the patio wall.

DIY Backyard Fountain Materials:

  • Ceramic pot of your liking (base of the pot must be smaller than the diameter of a 5-gallon bucket)
  • 5-gallon bucket (metal)
  • Aluminum L-brackets
  • Screen material – cut about 4-5 inches bigger than a 5-gallon bucket, and with a hole in the middle
  • Submersible pump
  • Hose – that goes with a submersible pump (technical term)
  • Caulking Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • PVC Pipe – just slightly bigger than the hose
  • Decorative Rocks


  • Shovel
  • Hack Saw
  • Tape Measure

So what do you think? Will this DIY Backyard Fountain be a good weekend project for you? If you do, you can also check out the complete step-by-step instructions here. Build yours now. 🙂

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Thanks to Hip House Girl for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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