Make these up-cycled water fountains for the backyard!
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!
But it sure is cool, huh?
Here’s a few other up-cycled water fountains that would look amazing in any backyard! Which style is your favorite?
Up-cycled water fountains for the backyard
Kettle pouring into barrel
… 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 do I want to make a water fountain?
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…
Kettle pouring into a dish
This is cool, the barrel has layered junk inside so you don’t really need anything too special. I have that old kettle!
Vintage sink water fountain
Isn’t this old sink fabulous?! More pictures on the site! I adore this so much.
Old clay pot water fountain
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 flower bed 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?