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Up Cycled Fountain

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Last night a friend and I were walking the doggies when I came across this broken fountain on the curb.
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Knowing I could use it some way, I took it home. It's resin so it wasn't heavy at all. In the morning I checked it out more thoroughly. The pump didn't work, the wires were cut, and top piece of fountain was broken. This is what it looked like:
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I have wanted to try a fairy garden....but then I also seen where people have put plants in these.
I live in the desert and I have lots of succulents in and out of the house. I purchase the succulents when they are very small in the tiny containers. Like 2" pots. The price for succulents this size isn't so high, and I know they will grow. Last week I purchased this soil knowing I was going to transplant some of my plants.
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After I cleaned up the fountain, I put some small rocks into the bottom of the fountain for drainage.
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I mixed up the soil with some water in my wheelbarrow. I then added the succulents. Then I added some color and sparkle with the gems.
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I think it came out nice...As they grow too big for the fountain...I will move to a bigger space. I didn't cut the pipe in the center that was on the fountain originally. It's kind of off centered in the bowl....I was thinking of putting my butterfly dish on top, but it broke while I was trying to affix it on the pipe...ugh!
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I love where I put it. There is a Iceberg rose in back of the fountain. It just had dozens of fragrant blooms...yummy!
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  • Lgsmith
    Lgsmith Summerdale, AL
    on Apr 19, 2016

    Wonderful idea!!!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Apr 19, 2016

    Very nice! Great idea. Looks good.

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Apr 19, 2016

      @William Thank you so much William!

  • Heather Christian Iglesias
    Heather Christian Iglesias Williamsburg, VA
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Awesome Kelly! Love it.

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Apr 20, 2016

      @Heather Christian Iglesias Thank you Heather!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Absolutely amazing!!

  • Gavi
    Gavi Teaneck, NJ
    on Apr 21, 2016

    What a great idea to add the colorful gems! Nice touch :)

    • Kelleysdiy
      Kelleysdiy Palm Springs, CA
      on Apr 21, 2016

      @Gavi Thank you Gavi.....I do love the gems..color and sparkle!

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