When I was down south last summer for the World’s Longest Yard Sale, I came upon this quirky wine bottle water fountain during our junk hunts.
I smiled, questioned the gent about where he got it from, in which he proudly replied, “I made it!”
Knowing how popular it’s become on social media after I showed it around, I wish I had sat him down to write full instructions!
While wine bottles aren’t quite my own personal thing…
… old kettles are! When I spotted this cool fountain idea, I knew I had to get it over with and make myself a water feature of some sort.
So why this sudden need for a fountain? It isn’t sudden at all. I’ve wanted a pond in the yard ever since I moved here.
Once upon a time 2 houses ago, we had a pond in our backyard. It was amazing. If you sat beside it, you felt like you were at the lake or something. It was stocked with fish, waterplants, the works. BUT… it was a whole lotta work.
But a fountain doesn’t appear to be nearly the work load. And if you desire to close it down for the winter, you can unplug and drain. I like that.
Now know, I’ve never made a water fountain before. But I figure with the right water fountain kit, guidance and junk combined, it shouldn’t be too hard, should it?
Here are a few other junky ones that totally inspired me…
This is cool, the barrel has layered junk inside so you don’t really need anything too special. I have that old kettle!
Isn’t this old sink fabulous?! More pictures on the site! I adore this so much.
I do love this big old tipped pot.
I also have a HomeTalk Clipboard of water fountain inspiration HERE.
Now my brain’s on overdrive. Lemme see…
I envision an old clawfoot tub in the middle of a flowerbed as a super easy pond… that drains! Ack! I like that.
An old sink that leaks? Cool…
Just… no toilets sprouting leaks. No thanks.
You can bet I shall be hunting for just the right thing!
Do you have a water feature in your yard? Is it a lot of upkeep?