This little project completed on a whim has received a lot of unexpected attention. So far on Hometalk it has received well over 16,000 views! I'm thrilled so many of you think my little water fountain is a great addition to your garden and that you found my tutorial to be very helpful. This puts a huge smile on my face and I'd love to see photos of your creations!
I wanted to have a unique water fountain on our deck. There were many stunning ones that struck my fancy but being a Frugalista, I wasn't willing to pay the price. Now I could have waited until mid August when they typically go on sale but that would require P A T I E N C E. What the heck is that!
I cannot tell a lie, we had several frustrating botched attempts with this project. Rocks that were too small and kept plugging the pump. A spray nozzle that overflowed onto the deck. Painting a large bowl to catch the overflow but the paint peeled despite several coats of a protective finish. A chunk breaking off one of the pots while trying to make a hole in the bottom to accommodate the pump....shhhhhh...with a hammer. Oh well, like they say, live and learn. At least by following this tutorial you won't make the same mistakes. You're welcome!
In this picture we share the materials used.
Notice the holes in the center of the terracotta lids? That's what the drill is for and a ceramic drill bit. We successfully drilled holes this time and no pots were harmed in the making of this fountain!
Step 4: Set the plastic pipe over the plastic container so it rests on the bottom of the pot. This becomes your base for the next step. TIP: Make sure you cut the plastic tubing nice and straight!
NOTE: you need to pre-measure the plastic pipe to accommodate the pot heights before cutting them.
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