22 Unique DIY Fountain Ideas to Spruce Up Your Backyard

22 Unique DIY Fountain Ideas to Spruce Up Your Backyard
22 Unique DIY Fountain Ideas to Spruce Up Your Backyard

At Charlotte’s House/A Piece of Rainbow

Want to add a unique element to your backyard? Opt for a few one-of-a-kind DIY water fountains! If you’re completely clueless as to how to make a water fountain in the first place, though, don’t fret. Here you’ll find our favorite DIY outdoor fountains, as well as beautiful options you can simply buy. From a DIY fountain made from flower pots to a homemade water fountain that rivals store-bought renditions, these easy and unique projects will reinvigorate your garden like nothing else. Plus, check out more of our best backyard decorating ideas that will be sure to wow your guests during summer soirées.


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Mixed Metal Water Fountain

Turn your fountain into a major outdoor focal point with the help of a few galvanized materials and greenery. Don’t forget the matching watering can for the finishing touch.

Get the tutorial at Rustic and Refined.

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Plant Pot Water Fountain

Clocking in only 15 minutes of prep time, this DIY fountain project is too good to pass up for your own backyard.

Get the tutorial at The Interior Frugalista.

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Bubbling Water Fountain

Have an old globe lying around? You’re all set with the perfect base for this tasteful round water feature.

Get the tutorial at At Charlotte’s House.

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Wooden Barrel Water Fountain

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Tiered Flower Pot Fountain

Using some pots from Lowe’s, a $5 water pump, and some rocks from around her yard, blogger Katie created this simple, relaxing water fountain for her garden that birds can’t get enough of.

Get the tutorial at Addicted 2 DIY.

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Ceramic Cascade Outdoor Bird Bath Fountain



This bird bath is a real beaut! The water flows from one bowl to the next thanks to a hidden solar-powered pump.

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Solar-On-Demand Outdoor Fountain



This fountain can be switched on or off with the touch of a button. It also runs on solar power: one full day of sun equals six hours of battery life.

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Patio Water Wall

This massive fountain won’t come together quickly, but it’s well worth the time and effort. Blogger Marie moved her water wall onto her deck so company could enjoy the relaxing sound of water while they chatted.

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Get the tutorial at Interior Frugalista.

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Disappearing Water Fountain

If you love the gushing sound of a fountain but are less crazy about having an open pool of water in your yard (especially if you have children), this decorative rock fountain may be for you. Requiring easy-to-find materials, this fountain will cost you less than $200.

Get the tutorial at Instructables.

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Three-Tier Fountain

This fountain looks fancy, but you can make it yourself using cheap items from a thrift shop. Depending on what found items you use, your fountain will have its own unique look.

Get the tutorial at Instructables.

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Charming Water Feature

As seen on Hometalk, this spring-inspired water feature will add tons of curb appeal to your home.

Get the tutorial at Birdz of a Feather.

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Water Garden

If you don’t have a big backyard, this tiny water garden is the perfect option. Filled with potting soil, pea gravel, and water plants, it fits nicely on a porch or balcony.

Get the tutorial at Apartment Therapy.

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Flower Pot Fountain

Breathe new life into old flower pots with this unique fountain.

Get the tutorial at The Happy Homebodies.

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Circular Water Wall

Turn a recycled table top into a beautiful water wall for your garden.

Get the tutorial at Central Texas Gardener.

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Rock Fountain

This DIY might take you a couple of days to finish, but the finished product—look at those stacked stones!—will be worth the effort.

Get the tutorial at Instructables.

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Watering Can Fountain

This cool-looking fountain made from recycled watering cans and a wash bin is the perfect addition to a country garden.

Get the tutorial at Sophisticated Junkie.

Madison Alcedo Assistant Editor Madison Alcedo was the Assistant Editor at WomansDay.com and Redbookmag.com.

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