Create a Flower Pot Fountain

 
Outdoor Flowerpot Fountain 
  

If you are looking for an easy project that will add a touch of beauty to your backyard or garden, consider creating a fountain. As a stylish feature that incorporates water, plants and flowers, fountains are a great accent to any backyard retreat.


The sound of trickling water from the fountain will attract birds. Consider placing a bird bath next to your fountain as that will also help in getting them to your garden.

 

Preparation

 

• Purchase the pot and pump together to make sure the pump fits into the pot.
• If the pot you select does not have a drainage hole, you can drill one with a ½-inch or 3/8-inch bit.
 

Safety

 

• Make sure you use a grounded outlet for your flowerpot fountain to avoid electrical problems or potential 
  shock.
• Use caution when working with spray foam sealant to avoid getting any on skin or in eyes.
• Make sure you take all necessary precautions before beginning work, including safety glasses, gloves, etc.

 

Savings

 

• Completing the project yourself is a great way to save money.


WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS JOB:

TOOLS:

MATERIALS:


Step 1: Put fountain kit in the bottom of the Belly Pot container and pull power cord through drainage hole in the bottom of the container

Seal gap around tubing with foam sealant.
 

Step 2: Install tabletop fountain kit's flow-control valve per package instructions, 2-inches higher than the top rim of container

 

Step 3: Arrange enough river rocks in the bottom of container to hide pump

 

Step 4: Fill container with water, then plug power cord into grounded outlet

Adjust water pressure as needed.

 

Step 5: Decorate with container-friendly pond plants

Leave plants in pots and use bricks to rise to desired height within fountain, weighing down with river rocks.