Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fountain How-To

I posted a few weeks ago about the fountain that Jeremy and I created and I finally got around to doing a how-to.


1. Flower Pot - we choose a glazed clay pot because I like the way it looked.

2. Fountain Pump - you can find this in any home improvement stores garden section. Dependent upon the size of your pot and how high you want the water to spray there are different pump water height levels so make sure you pick the right one to go with your pot.

3. Spray on Water Sealant

4. Plumbers Putty

5. Decorative Rocks

Water Sealant & Plumbers Putty

Spray inside of pot with Water Sealant at least up to the point where the water will be so that it doesn't leak out of the clay. If you use a plastic or metal pot you can skip this step.

After the water sealant is dried put the pump electrical cord through the hole in the bottom leaving enough slack on the cord for it to sit on top of the rocks and seal the hole with the plumbing putty. Let it set up for at least 24 hours.
Make sure to clean your rocks off well so that they don't muddy the water and add them to your pot. Try to make a flat base for the pump to sit on.
This is what ours looked like before we added the water.
Fill the pot with water up to the sprayer head.
Plug the pump in and.... Ta da!

We used two large pots to add some height & interest and just ran the electrical cord through the other hole and out the bottom. Luckily there is a grout line that the cord will fit through so the pots don't rock or wiggle.
 That's it!

Hope that was helpful! I think it's a lovely addition to our new patio!



Ashley said...

Looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the how to!!!

Kaysie said...

Looks great and easy! I want to try this now for our backyard. :)


tickled. said...

LOVE this!!! And seems so easy! :) Love those cobalt pots that y'all used too!

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

Lyryn said...

Very cool!!! that's awesome! Thanks for sharing, it came out great!

Lindsey said...

OK, you lost me at supply number 2. I'm cery, very impressed. This is something I can't do. I can't believe you said "homemaker skipped a generation". You're the best homemaker I know!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Magnolia said...

Wow! That is so easy! Thanks for sharing. I love the pot you chose.

Megan said...

I stumbled on your blog from a link up you did on some else's site. Your fountain is awesome!!! I had no idea it could be so easy! Are the supplies pricey? LIke the pump??

Cara S. said...

This fountain ROCKS! Thanks so much for sharing! BTW, new follower here!!

Heather said...

Question...About how much did this cost you? And where did you get your pot?