25 Simple DIY Water Feature Ideas For Absolute Garden Serenity

Hot days are coming…How nice would it be to have a water feature in the backyard that will naturally invite freshness and serenity?

Garden fountains are a favorite decorative feature for many reasons but we shouldn’t forget how practical they are as well since they are capable of naturally damping the ambient air.

Unfortunately, the ready solutions at the stores and the landscaping designers could be quite expensive. The good news is that there are ways to make yourself a water feature that will match your exterior design and please the whole family with the murmuring of the flowing water.

DIY Water Feature Garden Ideas. The garden water features can make your backyard an oasis of serenity and relaxation. #diy #garden #waterfall #waterfeature #decorhomeideas

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As long as you have an idea and some basic construction skills, you can easily create a praiseworthy landscaping decoration for your garden.

We will help you with the first part! We have gathered the best DIY water feature ideas that provide instructions on how to build the chosen fountain yourself.

Babbling and Bubbling Brook in Tiered Pots

Babbling and Bubbling Brook in Tiered Pots #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

The supplies for this pyramidal fountain are already in your garden! Old clay pots of different size are stacked, the tubing for the water pump is inserted through each central hole.

Decorate the last 2-3 pots with beautiful stones that will also help to direct the water flow.

via Flying Kitten

Basic but Beautiful Terra Cotta Pot Fountain

Basic but Beautiful Terra Cotta Pot Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

For a classic and simpler look, you can make yourself a large pot fountain. With the help of a pump and a fountain, 4 bricks, sealant and cement you can have your water feature in only 1 hour!

via Better Homes & Gardens

Beautiful Bamboo Trickling Waterfall Basin

Beautiful Bamboo Trickling Waterfall Basin #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Bamboo is considered a holy tree which has curing effects. In addition to that it makes any decoration it is part of more enigmatic and sophisticated. You can easily include it in your water feature presentation, following the instructions below.

via SAF Affect

Big and Beautiful Planting Pots Fountain

Big and Beautiful Planting Pots Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

If you find or already have oldstone pots, it is now the time to make yourself a royal water feature. Stack them in a tiered arrangement. Put through the tubing of a fountain pump, decorate inside with river rocks and pebbles and enjoy.

Cascading Copper Wall Waterfall

Cascading Copper Wall Waterfall #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

You can upcycle an old copper sheet to build yourself this attractive fountain wall. The water drops from a perforated tube at the top of the wall and goes into a wood or copper container on the bottom.

Fun and Fancy Free Wheelbarrow Waterfall

Fun and Fancy Free Wheelbarrow Waterfall #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

With the help of an old wheelbarrow and gravel, this water feature makes an interesting flow effect as if the water is spelling onto the ground.

via Cap Creations

Incredible Stacked Rock Statue Water Feature

Incredible Stacked Rock Statue Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Bring zen to your garden with this beautiful natural stone water fountain. The stacked effect is done through inserting flat stones onto a metal dowel. For that purpose, you would have to pre-drill holes in the rocks.

via Gardenfuzzgarden

Loop de Loo Waterfall Chain

Loop de Loo Waterfall Chain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Inspired by the Asian garden ambiance, you can easily make yourself a chain waterfall that will enjoy all of your senses.

via Instructables

Mini Oasis with Waterfall Water Feature

Mini Oasis with Waterfall Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Make yourself an oasis with a hand carved stones and climbing plants around it. The basis of the fountain is a pond so you can also consider growing water plants in it.

via Family Handyman

My Ceramic Pot Overfloweth Water Feature

My Ceramic Pot Overfloweth Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

This homemade fountain makes a more dramatic effect as the water spills gently out of it to make the calming murmuring sound greater. You need to get a large pot of your liking, a 5-galloon bucket, a submersible pump and some fixtures.

via Hip House Girl

Nested Ceramic Pots with Fountain Feature

Nested Ceramic Pots with Fountain Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

The paint finish of these pots make a great spilling water effect so they become the perfect base for a garden water fountain.

You can achieve that yourself following the paint dripping technique. The nested arrangement is done using rocks for the lower pot and a plastic saucer to fit the smaller pot in.

via Loew`s

Overflowing Ceramic Pot Fountain

Overflowing Ceramic Pot Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

To make this beautiful focal point for your garden, you need a large glazed ceramic pot. The water that pours down the pot goes into a gravel reservoir that contains the recirculating water.

via Tatertots & Jello

Peaceful and Elegant Ceramic Urn Water Feature

Peaceful and Elegant Ceramic Urn Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Any beautiful container may be turned into a pieceful water feature as long as you have a fountain set. This glazed urn is perfect for a corner from the garden.

via Garden Stew

Pretty Little Pail Fountain

Pretty Little Pail Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

For those of you that prefer the non-standard and upcycling trends, you can quickly make yourself a fountain in a bucket. Fill the bucket in with gravel, seaglass, seashells and enjoy the sounds from the rustic water feature.

River Rock Mini Fountain

River Rock Mini Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

This fountain has been called “the disappearing fountain” and is great for those of you who prefer the greater impacts. The water basin dug into the ground is large and produces a notable sound as if a geyser is shooting out from the ground.

via Instructables

Rustic Window Pane Falling Water Feature

Rustic Window Pane Falling Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Wall fountains are very chick and most of the time far from affordable if a shop-made product. Luckily you can make yourself one using a wooden frame and reed tempered glass panels.

In addition to the sound, freshness and beauty this water wall gives, it can serve also well as a patio privacy screen.

via Interior Frugalista

Simple Potted Bubble Fountain

Simple Potted Bubble Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

There are water features that produce more bubbling sounds because of slower water flow and more spattering one due to the higher water pressure. This potted fountain belongs to the first group and will invite birds to have a bath.

via Jamie Sanders Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Tippy Tea Pot and Wooden Barrel Fountain

Tippy Tea Pot and Wooden Barrel Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

This water feature may be an inspiration for all of you that have a more artistic perceptions for the yard decoration. Made of an old tea pot, a whiskey barrel and a gold pan, this water feature will last for many years and will cheer up the garden.

via Home Talk

Treasury of Rocks and Bobbles Stacked Pail Fountain

Treasury of Rocks and Bobbles Stacked Pail Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Agricultural containers and glazing decorative features are assembled in a beautiful garden fountain. Fill the tub and the bucket with river rocks to let the water gently wash them and contribute to a shiny finish that will match the glass gazing ball.

via Better Homes & Gardens

Underground Water System Fountain

Underground Water System Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

This buried fountain will make a great focal point at your garden as it looks as a natural phenomenon that has always been there. It takes some time but it is not difficult to be made.

via Goods Home Design

Vineyard Inspired Barrel Fountain

Vineyard Inspired Barrel Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

All wine lovers will appreciate this handmade fountain. Consisting of a wine barrel and a wine bottle, it will make a great personal statement in the backyard.

via HGTV

Water Tumbling Down the Wall Fun Feature

Water Tumbling Down the Wall Fun Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

With the help of gutters, a tub, a bucket and a bucket and a watering pot, you can make yourself a wall fountain that will instantly cheer you up. Align each part at the right angle to let the water flow easily.

via DIY Recyclist

Whimsical Floating Watering Cans Water Feature

Whimsical Floating Watering Cans Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

With the help of fictures and some old metal watering pots and a container, you can quickly make a watering pot fountain with the same flow effect. The first pot drains straight into the second pot because of the correct alignment and inclination.

via Dawn Marie

Cascading Fairy Garden Fountain

Fairy Garden Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

Your imagination and creativeness will help you copy this fairy fountain. Use metal plates or pots for the top three levels and one clay pot as a fountain reservoir.

Each of the plates can be preliminary covered with epoxy resin for this gorgeous emerald effect. Decorate the rims with stones. To achieve the cascade flow, put each plate on a metal dowel of different height.

Cascading Rock Water Feature

Rock Water Feature #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

This is usually a shop-made item, however you can try and make it yourself. Use 5 pots of gradually increasing size to stack and build the body of the fountain.

Install the fountain pump set. To achieve the stone surface, you can glue on faux stones. Make sure to build up the rim of all smaller pots and leave an opening flush with the pot rim to let the water flow down.

Frog Fountain

Solar Powered Fountain #diy #waterfeature #backyard #garden #decorhomeideas

A from statitue of suitable size can easily be turned into a water source for a handmade fountain. Drill a hole to insert the fountain tube and place the frog onto a beautiful ceramic container or flower pot.

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