Easy DIY Hummingbird Fountain

4 Materials
$20
20 Minutes
Easy

I wanted an easy fountain for my hummingbirds to use but I did not want to have to run electricity to the area. I bought a solar fountain and created this. The hummingbirds LOVE it!

Click over to the blog post to see it in action, I videoed a Hummingbird coming to shower in the fountain.

I bought a solar powered fountain from Amazon, no electricity is needed and I wanted a gentle fountain so this is perfect. (I have tried a few and the one linked in my blog post works the best so far)

The rest of the items are things I already had. A standard pot you get when you purchase larger size plants at the nursery, a terra cotta pot tray and some stones. Not shown is a large galvanized tub, mine is vintage but you can buy them new at a feed supply.

Fill the large galvanized tub with water. Sink the black pot under the water (upside down) in the galvanized tub, this will serve as a stand for the next item.

Place the terra cotta tray and stones on top of the inverted pot. I have it an angle so the water will drain into the tub, that way I won't have to refill it as often.

The sun soon had the fountain spraying away. It was not long before I spotted not only hummingbirds enjoying it but also some bees and other birds.

For a link to the exact fountain I bought just check out my website at Hummingbird Fountain DIY

And that is how I put together this easy solar hummingbird fountain.

The specific solar fountain I used is linked on my blog. I have tried another that looks similar but it does not seem to work as well.

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  • Pam Davis Pam Davis on Apr 21, 2019

    I love this. It’s cute, but I am wondering how bad does the water get? I have a regular birdbath and have to scrub the grim off once a week. Does the fact that you have a small water pump change that at all? Thanks, and ~Happy Easter~ 💐

  • Lynn5280 Lynn5280 on Jul 11, 2021

    I love this and would like to make it. One question.....doesn't the tub get full of mosquitoes?

  • Jud51147665 Jud51147665 on Sep 06, 2021

    have had several fountains and i have had nothing but trouble with them getting algae after one day, I have tried apple cider vinergar and i put even more than quoted and still have trouble and I like the stones but pouring the water out to put new in every day, is a bummer! any ideas because I have a 2 tier water fall fountain and used vinegar, didnt work! I have to use something that my dogs might end up getting to it, although I have a small fence around it but wind blows it open at times! Any ideas, I love my tiered fountain and so did birds but everyday it got worse with algae with vinegar in it!

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  • Lois Buchanan Lois Buchanan on Jul 10, 2021

    I have something similar but I'm going to try this and put it where any overflow or over spray will water flowers! Great idea! Oh and if it gets sticky from algae or lime, put the fountain in a bucket of vinegar water and put it in direct sun for a day. Then wipe it off with a vinegar soaked rag. It will clean easily and run much better.

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    • Flower Patch Farmhouse Flower Patch Farmhouse on Jul 18, 2021

      That is what I use to use it for when I lived in the valley and had well water. It works great for that.

  • Mary Mary on Jul 17, 2021

    Brilliant!

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