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Small DIY Patio Fountain

If you want to hear a soothing, bubbling brook sound when you’re relaxin on your patio then you need a fountain there. If your patio is already finished then this fountain should be relatively small and movable. If you can find such fountain in stores then you can make one.

Here’s what you need: a large pot, a bucket, a fountain kit, hardware cloth and river rocks.

To make a fountain drill holes in the bottom of the pot. Next, place the bucket inside of the pot, cut a square piece of hardware cloth to fit on top of the pot and bend it to fit properly. Cut a square opening in the middle of the wire mesh for the fountain head and place it into the bucket. Fill the bucket with water and place mesh on top. Wash the rocks off and place them on top of the wire mesh. Plug in your fountain and enjoy!

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  1. Lisa Doane Says:

    Why does a hole need to be drilled in the bottom of the pot? Does the bucket only hold the water and pump?

  2. Mike Says:

    This will allow rain water to drain out.

  3. Ron St. John Says:

    How do you hide the electric cord coming from the pump? Or do you just let it dangle over the edge of the pot?



  4. Mike Says:

    Yep, just dangle over the edge. =)

  5. Kimberly Says:

    To hide the wire, drill another hole big enough for the cord to fit through. I suggest 3 to 4 inches from the top and use this side facing a corner for optimum camoflage. I’m presently making a fountain out of my chiminea since we are not aloud to have an open flame on our decks. Trying to find a pump which includes a light is the hard part.

  6. Kate Says:

    Does the wire mesh rust?

  7. Mae Lambright Says:

    Does the pot need to be glazed? Will water seep through unless painted or glazed? Thank you.

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