10 Awesome DIY Water Fountain Ideas for Comfortable Decoration

The peaceful sound of a babbling brook or a softly falling waterfall can have immediate calming effects on our bodies, minds, and souls. Even if you don’t live near naturally flowing water or in a forest glen with these calming sounds, you can create your own waterfall oasis by either purchasing pricey manufactured fountains and waterfalls or by making your own at home. It’s amazing what you can do by gathering a few tools and referencing these DIY water feature ideas – you’ll soon be basking in your own spa-like garden, bedroom, or living area.

You may have some of the resources you need tucked away in your basement or garage to create your own zen space. That’s the best part about these DIY water feature ideas; if you have empty pots, basins, extra river rock, lying around from past projects you can easily put them to use and turn them into a soothing oasis that not only sounds pleasant but is also a nice accent to your outdoor patio or indoor space.

DIY Water Fountain Ideas

DIY Water Fountain Ideas

With a little bit of time and some items gathered from this DIY water feature ideas list, you’ll be on your way to spa-like bliss after you just add water!

1. Simple Potted Bubble Fountain

Few things are more soothing than the sound of a simple fountain, so consider this simple bubbler made of two textured pots, the smaller one set within the other, tubing, gravel and a pump. The water bubbles up and falls down. After a stressful day pull up a chair by this fountain and enjoy a tall glass of iced tea.

Simple Potted Bubble Fountain

Simple Potted Bubble Fountain – Source: backyardmastery.com

2. Rustic Window Pane Falling Water Feature

Keep cool with this unusual water feature is made of an old window pane fitted at the top with a perforated tube. The falling water resembles corrugated glass except you can put their hands through it and the sensation of cool, falling water provides pleasure for kids of all ages. Install uplights in the gravel-filled reservoir at the bottom to illuminate the wall of water at night.

Rustic Window Pane Falling Water Feature

Rustic Window Pane Falling Water Feature – Source: saltaphp.info

3. Tippy Tea Pot and Wooden Barrel Fountain

The is one of those whimsical water features that will make a visitor wonder how it was done. You may even wonder how it was done after you install it. In this fountain, water pours through an old repurposed teapot into a shallow bowl, then into a barrel. Plant hostas and arrange pots of bizzie lizzies around this feature to make this corner of the garden the place to be.

Tippy Tea Pot and Wooden Barrel Fountain

Tippy Tea Pot and Wooden Barrel Fountain – Source: myhome.style

4. Beautiful Bamboo Trickling Waterfall Basin

Influenced by the simple fountains found in Japanese gardens, this water feature uses a length of bamboo supported on two narrower lengths of bamboo to gently trickle water into a ceramic basin filled with gravel. Placed near a matching ceramic pot filled with juniper, this fountain surrounds itself with a zone of peace that you and your friends and family will visit again and again.

Beautiful Bamboo Trickling Waterfall Basin

Beautiful Bamboo Trickling Waterfall Basin – Source: id.pinterest.com

5. Underground Water System Fountain

This buried fountain takes a bit of work to set up, but once it is installed and working it will be an irresistible lure to family and friends. It is a simple fountain in the center of a bed of river stones. Make it even lovelier by planting ornamental grasses, prostrate shrubs, small boulders and the pastel-colored flowers of your choice.

Underground Water System Fountain

Underground Water System Fountain – Source: eucroatiaholidays.com

6. Overflowing Ceramic Pot Fountain

Dramatic but simple, the water in this fountain leaps up from the spigot and bubbles in a big glazed ceramic pot before it overflows. The water hugs the outside of the pot before it disappears into the gravel reservoir, and running your fingers over the pot brings the tactile pleasure of cool water and smooth ceramic. This fountain is bound to be the focal point of your garden.

Overflowing Ceramic Pot Fountain

Overflowing Ceramic Pot Fountain – Source: tireuishome.com

7. Pretty Little Pail Fountain

The water in this fountain burbles up from a little pot that is filled with gravel and is quite easy to assemble. One nice touch is to add bits of sea glass among the gravel for little pops of color. For balance, place the pot in the garden next to a plant in a glazed, ceramic pot.

Pretty Little Pail Fountain

Pretty Little Pail Fountain – Source: feelitcool.com

8. Mini Oasis with Waterfall Water Feature

Relax to the sound of a small waterfall in your garden. You create this one of tiers of rough-hewn stone built around a reservoir with a long “keystone” used for water distribution. Soften the fountain’s stones by planting prostrate plants around them as well as brightly colored flowers such as chrysanthemums, zinnias, and lazy susans.

Mini Oasis with Waterfall Water Feature

Mini Oasis with Waterfall Water Feature – Source: pinterest.ru

9. Nested Ceramic Pots with Fountain Feature

Doesn’t blue glaze around the tops of these ceramic pots makes you think of water? When you install this water feature, the real water spouts from the smaller pot and overflows into the larger one, which is filled with colorful gravel. Place this fountain on the patio or deck as well as the garden.

Nested Ceramic Pots with Fountain Feature

Nested Ceramic Pots with Fountain Feature – Source: reklamadel.com

10. Cascading Copper Wall Waterfall

Use a simple sheet of copper to assemble this attention-getting fountain. Like the other water wall, the water flows down it from a perforated pipe into a reservoir. The simplicity of this water feature refreshes the eye if your garden is especially busy, and it can serve as a focal point if your lawn is unadorned.

Cascading Copper Wall Waterfall

Cascading Copper Wall Waterfall – Source: real-gold.info