It's that time of year when I start thinking garden fountains, and these two ideas are easy enough for any diy-er to tackle.
First up is a bubbling fountain, pictured above, from Sunset. To make one, you'll need to assemble the following:
- 'One 5-gal. plastic bucket, slightly wider than large pot's base diameter
- Tin snips
- Electric drill with a masonry bit
- Submersible fountain pump that lifts water at least 3 ft.
- One 2-ft. square of very sturdy expanded steel mesh
- 42 in. of plastic tubing that fits the pump outlet
- Two glazed ceramic containers, one smaller in diameter so it nests into the other
- Silicone caulking
- Stones to cover the steel mesh'
Next is this 3-tiered fountain from Martha.
Again, you'll need some supplies. They are...
- Three terra-cotta display pots
- Two support pots (Martha says that the size of the pots don't really matter. They just need to nest within each other as shown in the how-to's diagram.)
- Foam sealant
- 1" diameter flexible plastic tubing
- A 375-gallon-per-hour pump
- Wooden shims
- A flow-control valve
For the entire tutorial, visit this page at Martha.