Home Idea & Gardening: 8 Soothing DIY Garden Fountains

There’s nothing more relaxing than listening to the sound of running water while admiring your beautiful garden. If your budget doesn’t allow you to purchase a fountain, this roundup of affordable DIY projects gives you plenty of alternative options to consider.

1. Flower Pot Fountain

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This soothing fountain is made from flower pots and river rocks, which makes it perfect for smaller spaces.  The Happy Homebodies has the full tutorial.

2. Stacked Rock Fountain

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Instructables has a tutorial that explains how to make a garden fountain from any material you wish, although the stacked rocks they use in their example will give your home a touch of zen.

3. Recirculating Fountain

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This recirculating fountain looks like a million bucks, but is surprisingly affordable and easy to make.  Tater Tots and Jello explains how.

4. Bubble Fountain

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Does your ideal garden fountain feature lots of bubbles? If so, this design from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom is the perfect DIY project to add to your to-do list.

5. Triple Layer Terra Cotta Fountain

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The Owner Builder Network suggests using terra cotta pots for a garden fountain with an earthy feel. Since terra cotta pots come in various sizes, this project is easily adapted to suit your personal needs.

6. Infinite Water Fountain

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Arrange decorative rocks on the top of the large clay pot, then add a looping water feature for a fountain that’s infinitely soothing. Head over to That’s What Che Said to learn more.

7. Water Feature with Trellis

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A concrete water fountain with a trellis made from copper tubing is a good choice for larger yards.  Better Homes & Gardens has the tutorial.

8. Water Wall

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If you’re looking for something that makes a strong style statement, you can’t go wrong with a water wall. It’s dramatic enough that it will be the first thing visitors to your garden notice. Interior Frugalista explains how to complete this amazing DIY project.

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