Create a Water Fountain For Your Garden in 15 Minutes!

4 Materials
15 Minutes

There is nothing more comforting and pretty than the sound of a beautiful water feature on your balcony or in your garden. This incredibly easy fountain is crated from a reclaimed flower pot and requires no electricity!

I love the sound of water and the visual as well. It’s something that I have always loved. Putting a water feature in a garden can be really hard though if you don’t have the electrical wiring to add a pump. Solar fountains are my new best friend though and make having a garden fountain super easy!

To make my new solar fountain I decided to use a large flower pot I already had. It was a nice pot but had a crack in the side. Hating to throw it out, I figured I would try and use it for a fountain.

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To line the pot, I started with several contractor trash bags. They are thick and pretty sturdy and did the job. I used two; one inside of the other for extra protection so that the water didn't seep out.

Once I have the bags lining the pot and part of the way up the edge, I filled the pot with river rocks (be sure to give them a good washing first to get any dirt off!). I made sure the rocks went all the way to the top of the pot so that the bag was not visible.

Next, I filled the pot with water until it was at the top of the rocks. I rearranged the rocks until I had a nice pool in the middle for the fountain to sit.

If you have never used a solar fountain before, it works when it is sunny and automatically turns off when it is cloudy or the water is gone... it is as simple as that and requires no electrical cords at all. It is absolutely simple and crazy easy to create a beautiful fountain in no time at all!

Lastly I added the solar fountain and that was it! It took about 15 minutes to make this beautiful fountain and I can't wait to make a few more.

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  • Shelly Ebanks Spinner Shelly Ebanks Spinner on Sep 01, 2021

    I definitely will try THIS ! Just one question. What do you put in the pot to keep the rocks and fountain to not fall down inside the pot ? Ty

  • Sonjie Barclay Thomas Sonjie Barclay Thomas on Sep 11, 2021

    Which fountain did you buy? Amazon has several.

  • Jah29569787 Jah29569787 on Oct 06, 2021

    I made one of these out of an old wash basin. The Rock's get slimy and green and dirty. How do you keep them


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  • Tricia Tricia on Aug 29, 2021

    What a brilliant idea, so easy and best of all….

    CHEAP!!! I LOVE water fountains but the size I want are so expensive! I just bought a house with a west facing entry that gets sun from 2 to sunset and a back yard that get sun from morning to about 12. Next spring I’ll be putting a couple of these together~one for my front and another for my deck. Thank you again for such a brilliant idea that even I can do😅😅

    • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Sep 10, 2021

      You are most welcome! I love fountains too but the price is crazy so for any yard that gets a significant amount of sun, this type is perfect! Enjoy!!

  • P P on Sep 12, 2021

    nice fountain idea - I have the solar fountain gizmo but had stalled on how to use it - thanks! Just a suggestion - put it up on little pot feet or you will have a rotted spot on the deck from the pot bottom - overspray too!

    • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Oct 13, 2021

      Thanks so much! That's a great suggestion! We have emptied it for the season how (we are in Canada) but will definitely do that next year.