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Make Your Own Outdoor Bubble Fountain

Ready to use outdoor fountains can be so pricey, so we decided to make our own... We did it with supplies from the hardware store and you can too! I got diagrams, instructions and a great list of recommended products available in the article on my blog, just follow the links below to see more!
Cost: $75 Difficulty: Easy
  • make your own outdoor bubble fountain, diy, ponds water features
Supplies needed:
1. Pump
2. Tubing
3. Garden containers
(fill list and more details in blog post.)
  • make your own outdoor bubble fountain, diy renovations projects, ponds water features, We bought the pots at Lowes but if you already have pots that would work you could probably make this for less than 25
We love to sit on our porch and listen to the water. During the summer, we have several different types of birds that visit and it is so cute to watch them "bathe" in the fountain.
  • make your own outdoor bubble fountain, diy renovations projects, ponds water features, The fountain is basically two pots stacked together with a pump We used a combination of large and small rocks to hold everything in place
Update 5/8/15: This fountain has been going strong for just shy of 2 years. We did end up replacing the pump last fall (we had gone on a 2 week vacation in August and forgot to turn it off-and the motor went out.) We replaced it with a slightly stronger pump and have even better bubbling action.

To see more: http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2013/04/howtomakeabubblefountaininapot.html

  • Diane Suter Hyames
    Diane Suter Hyames Brooklyn, WI

    Are there solar pumps out there for this?

    • Amyisaac48

      Most solar pumps don't have enough power to move that much water. I used one in a heated dog dish this winter to keep water out for the birds. It did a pitiful job. Plus that type of pump would be very pricey IF you could even find one big enough.

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO

    that is a smart girl! Good job!

  • Sue Sanders
    Sue Sanders Broken Arrow, OK

    Guess I would have been afraid of cracking the pot by drilling a hole. Now I know it can be done. How nice to have the sound of water on a peaceful evening time on the porch. Now, if I only knew how to splice an electrical cord.

    • Jamie @Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

      @Sue Sanders If you don't mind the cord hanging out of the back (or can hide it) you dot need to splice it.

  • Craftdrawer Crafts
    Craftdrawer Crafts South Milwaukee, WI

    I like the idea of the fountain. I was going to attempt to make a bird batch like this one http://www.craftdrawer.com/2015/05/how-to-make-bowl-shaped-bird-bath.html

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Gettysburg, PA

    Doesn't it attract mosquitos?

    • Ellie
      Ellie Findlay, OH

      Mosquitos prefer standing water. If you keep the water circulating you shouldn't have a problem. They make tablets to put in ponds to keep skeeters away but I don't know how that would effect birds bathing.

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