Create a Water Fountain For Your Garden in 15 Minutes!

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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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  • Joann izumi Joann izumi on Nov 13, 2021

    Was the reason for the industrial grade trash bag because of the crack in the pot? Other than that, it there another purpose?

  • 2wandelen 2wandelen on Aug 22, 2022

    I'd like to know how long your solar fountain lasted? I bought two. The first one lasted 3 days. The second one lasted 10 days. (And yes I tried cleaning them but that wasn't the problem.) So I won't want to try again unless I know it is a quality fountain that will last the whole summer.

  • Pam-ella Pam-ella on Aug 23, 2022

    I love this idea but if you put peroxide or bleach in it, wouldn't it hurt any birds that bathed or drank from it?

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  • Larry Lewis Larry Lewis on Aug 23, 2022

    I actually may try this next spring. I didn't know about solar fountains.

    • Recreated Designs Recreated Designs on Aug 23, 2022

      I didn't either until last summer and now I love it. It's wonderful to be able to put it anywhere there is a lot of sun and not have to run cords etc...

  • Anna Anna on Aug 25, 2022

    I have often seen solar powered fountains, but wondered about their durability. This is a wonderful idea, and your fountain is beautiful. It doesn't seem necessary to add bleach or peroxide to it. "Moving" water usually stays pretty clean. Thank you for this great info!