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Bunch O Balloons DIY Fountain


This summer we discovered "bunch o balloons” (self-filling water balloons), and boy are they a bunch of fun! The nephews/grands enjoyed many water balloon fights with them!
We discovered once the balloons were gone, we were left with plastic water hose fittings which looked like they’d make an awesome DIY fountain.
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The finished fountain looks great on Steph's porch!
Watch the video above!
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
Having fun with bunch o balloons!
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
The leftover hose fittings from Bunch O Balloons.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
Step one was to clean up an old, dirty terra cotta pot we found in the backyard and then painting it with a pop of color.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
An old metal serving tray was found in mom’s garage which fit perfectly into the top of the pot. We drilled a hole in the middle of the tray for the balloon hose to fit through and drilled additional holes though the metal top for water to drain. The tray was then painted with the same paint as the pot.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
In the garden department of Home Depot, we picked up a basic fountain pump, tubing, and hose adapter.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
We wanted the fountain power cord to come out the bottom of the pot so we first enlarged the hole to fit the plug through, then we cut a piece of foam to the size of the hole to fit around the cord.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
Then we sealed the hole so it was leakproof, we used Sugru, which is a waterproof, moldable glue.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
We cleaned up an old planter stand and used it to hold the fountain on Steph's porch. We filled the pot with water to cover the pump.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
Then we screwed the balloon hose in place, put the metal plate on top, and added clear rocks.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
Plug in the pump and done! This fountain is a great addition to Steph's porch. This idea could be used in other fountain or pond configurations. We can also switch out the balloon hose if this one gets damaged or we want a different color.
bunch o balloons diy fountain, outdoor living, ponds water features, repurposing upcycling
The LED lights really look cool at night!
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3 of 7 questions
  • Homer
    on Apr 18, 2018

    HOW WERE THE LED LIGHTS ADDED, AND WHAT IS THEIR POWER SOURCE?

  • Janae Schlageter
    on Apr 26, 2018

    What are balloon hose fittings I've never heard of them

    • Amy Dickerson
      on Apr 27, 2018

      They come in the “Bunch O’ Balloons” water balloon packages for kids. They attach to the water hose so you can fill lots of balloons at once.

  • Beccie Therrien
    on May 1, 2018

    Clever Idea...!!!

    What is the name of the 2 plants,

    next to your Awesome Fountain?

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  • Dl.5660408
    on Apr 17, 2018

    What an excellent idea!

  • Trudi Davis
    on Apr 18, 2018

    Thank you so much for sharing. Now I know what to do with theses balloons pieces. I have old fountain that looks like a pump its plastic. If it does not work I will use flower pots. I have lots of these plant stands white and green. You are a life saver.

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