Make your own Indoor Water Fountain
Homemade water fountains: materials and construction
If you fancy trying your hand at some exotic DIY and are a fan of water features you could attempt to make your own indoor water fountain. It’s a low cost, high reward project to undertake and can help reduce stress and embellish your room.
The first thing you need to do is to decide what your homemade water fountain should look like. Look for ideas at garden stores, home improvement shops and online. Once you’ve decided you’ll need to assemble all the materials you’ll need.
Gathering materials for your own indoor fountain
Look for a small pump at a garden center and either collect well smoothed stones and pebbles or buy some at the center. Also buy some rubber tubing to attach to the pump and redirect the flow of water. If you’re using decorative figurines or plants make sure they’re in the right proportion to the other materials you’ve gathered. Finally get a container that’s large enough to hold the pump, rocks and plants you want to use.
Putting it all together
Clear a space to work and assemble all the items you’ve acquired to make your own indoor water fountain. Place the pump in the container and attach the rubber tubing to the outlet. Then use your largest stones to hide the pump. If you’re adding plants you can place them on something to raise them a little and then cover the large rocks and the plant support with smaller pebbles that look more decorative. Don’t forget to feed the tubing through the rocks and pebbles to your desired location.
Fill the bottom of the container with water so that the pump is submerged and then turn it on. At this point you can adjust the flow by moving the rocks and the tubing until the water trickles over the pebbles rather than splashing over your furniture. It’s also a good idea to get a piece of plexiglass to fit under and around your table top water fountain to protect your furniture.
Once you’re happy with the flow of water cut the tubing to size and hide the end between the pebbles. Fill the plant pots with flowing, water-loving plants and place one to hide the cord going over the back of the container to the power supply, add a few decorative figurines and you’re done.
It’s so simple to make your own indoor water fountain that you can even get the kids involved, and each time you clean the fountain you can rearrange all the elements to make it slightly different. So what are you waiting for?