Want to add a unique element to your backyard? Opt for a few one-of-a-kind DIY water fountains! If you’re completely clueless as to how to make a water fountain in the first place, though, don’t fret. Here you’ll find our favorite DIY outdoor fountains, as well as beautiful options you can simply buy. From a DIY fountain made from flower pots to a homemade water fountain that rivals store-bought renditions, these easy and unique projects will reinvigorate your garden like nothing else. Plus, check out more of our best backyard decorating ideas that will be sure to wow your guests during summer soirées.
Mixed Metal Water Fountain
Turn your fountain into a major outdoor focal point with the help of a few galvanized materials and greenery. Don’t forget the matching watering can for the finishing touch.
Plant Pot Water Fountain
Clocking in only 15 minutes of prep time, this DIY fountain project is too good to pass up for your own backyard.
Galvanized Bucket Solar Fountain
This DIY is one of our favorite uses for a leftover galvanized tub, especially given its easy transportation factor.
Bubbling Water Fountain
Have an old globe lying around? You’re all set with the perfect base for this tasteful round water feature.
Wooden Barrel Water Fountain
Perfect for your patio or backyard, this wooden fountain comes lined with plastic so that it can withstand any moisture or mold buildup.
Tiered Flower Pot Fountain
Using some pots from Lowe’s, a $5 water pump, and some rocks from around her yard, blogger Katie created this simple, relaxing water fountain for her garden that birds can’t get enough of.
Ceramic Cascade Outdoor Bird Bath Fountain
This bird bath is a real beaut! The water flows from one bowl to the next thanks to a hidden solar-powered pump.
Tiny Egg Fountain
This miniature fountain makes a perfect addition to a small deck and takes just 15 minutes to make.
Solar-On-Demand Outdoor Fountain
This fountain can be switched on or off with the touch of a button. It also runs on solar power: one full day of sun equals six hours of battery life.
Patio Water Wall
This massive fountain won’t come together quickly, but it’s well worth the time and effort. Blogger Marie moved her water wall onto her deck so company could enjoy the relaxing sound of water while they chatted.
Blue Planters Waterfall
Let your fountain add a pop of color to your garden! This royal blue waterfall was crafted with three giant planter pots.
Disappearing Water Fountain
If you love the gushing sound of a fountain but are less crazy about having an open pool of water in your yard (especially if you have children), this decorative rock fountain may be for you. Requiring easy-to-find materials, this fountain will cost you less than $200.
These are some stunning ideas for a water fountain in your outdoor garden.