There’s something about the sound of water…it’s magical. Waves lapping up on a beach, a rushing waterfall or white caps on a lake. The sound is relaxing and nourishing. I honestly think it restores the soul. When smartpond approached me with the idea of making a diy container water fountain, I said “yes” right away. I knew I wanted to make a fountain for my back porch so I could hear the sound of water at home. This project was not only incredibly simple, it was fun and rewarding. When I plugged the water fountain in for the first time I have to admit my heart did a little happy dance. Today I’m sharing the process for making a diy container water fountain and then I’ve got a giveaway at the end.
2.) Cut a slit in the bottom of the plastic pot so you can slip it over the neck of the fountain. The pot will be upside down. Cut a “V” in the pot to allow for the cord.
3.) Place the fountain and plastic pot in your water-tight container. (The cord will drape out over the side.) Place two rocks on top of the plastic pot to hold it secure.
4.) Put your pot in place near an electrical outlet (or use an extension cord.) Fill with river rock or whatever kind of rock you prefer. When you have the rocks where you want them, add enough water to the container to almost cover the rocks. Plug in and enjoy the sound of your very own babbling brook!
As you can see from the photo above I was able to hide the cord hanging over the side of the bucket with some strategically placed rocks. It also helps to place the container in a corner. I had to adjust the spout so the water fell into my container (instead of all over the floor. ha!)
I looked at “new” containers but really wanted something vintage. I got lucky at my antique mall and found this galvanized milk bucket. Any container will work so don’t be afraid to think outside the box a little. I saved the smaller plastic pot from a newly planted bush but if you don’t have one they can be purchased at any garden center.
My friends at smartpond are giving away a container fountain kit along with a $50 Lowe’s gift card (for a container, rocks, extension cord, etc.) to one of my readers. Easy entries can be found in the Rafflecopter below. If you can’t wait to see if you win the giveaway, all smartpond products can be purchased exclusively at Lowe’s. Good luck!
I was compensated by smartpond for writing this product review but all opinions are my own. Must be 18 years of age to enter the giveaway and live in the Continental U.S. Giveaway will end on Friday, June 12, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.