12 Soothing DIY Container Water Feature Projects

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Getting a water feature for your home or garden is expensive, but these homemade DIY Water Features are cheap and easy to make. Find out 12 great projects with tutorials!

1.  Gazing Ball Bubbler Fountain

Gazing Ball Bubbler Fountain

DIY this portable gazing ball bubbler fountain for your garden. For this, you will need several galvanized containers and clay pots, a submersible pump, a glazing ball and a couple of other supplies. The detailed tutorial is available at the BHG!

2. DIY Container Water Container

Create a container water garden for your small garden, porch or balcony to grow aquatic plants like water lilies, water lettuce, and canna lilies. You can also swim fishes in this water garden. The descriptive tutorial is here!

3. DIY Bamboo Water Feature

Make your small urban living space more enjoyable by adding a water feature like this. This serene bamboo water fountain is enough to rupture the dullness of your boring balcony. The tutorial is here.

4. DIY Water Feature Focal Point


Make a beautiful focal point in your garden by creating a water fountain. Get an oversized glazed urn to complete this project. The steps are here to follow.

5. DIY Water Feature+Pond

DIY Water Feature+Pond

Watch the tutorial video on YouTube to see how to create this delightful container water garden pond with fountain. The plants used for this project are dwarf umbrella palm, iris, water forget me not, horsetail, hyacinth, lily, and variegated sweet flag.

6. DIY Recirculating Fountain

DIY Recirculating Fountain

Spruce up your outdoor space, a corner of your home or garden with this DIY recirculating water fountain. All the supplies are easy to find, and the instructions are simple, check out the tutorial here.

7. DIY Birdbath

Give the visiting birds a chance to sip and dip in the water in the birdbath. You’ll need a few shallow bowls and other common supplies for this project. The tutorial is here!

8. Simple, Inexpensive Water Feature

Make a homemade water feature that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. A couple of ceramic pots and a couple of plastic pots, a water pump, glue, and other inexpensive supplies. Everything in detail is available here.

9. DIY Tiered Water Fountain

Get three PVC pots of different sizes to make this tiered container fountain. All the directions to complete this project are available here.

10. DIY Watering Can Fountain

This DIY water can fountain idea is unique. You’ll need two-three galvanized watering cans and one large galvanized tub. The arrangement is simple and easy to copy from the tutorial article available here.

11. Soothing Container Water Pond

Soothing Container Water Pond

We found this pond in a pot idea at the HGTV here. Read some valuable tips in that article to create a successful container water garden. Also, check out our DIY on how to make a pond in a pot here.

12. Pyramidal Pots Water Fountain

Use your unused ordinary garden pots to create this water fountain. Place it on your entryway, porch, balcony or in your garden. Visit the Martha Stewart’s site to understand the steps.

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