There’s something about water fountains that creates a relaxing and calming atmosphere. It can be the sound of the dripping water. Or the nature-inspired design. Or the overall fountain scene. Or maybe all of them. Regardless, water fountains are a good addition to any home. Indoor water fountains, most especially. But because they are somewhat expensive, it will be a lot more practical if you make your own indoor water fountain. Here’s how.
- Gather your materials. You need simple materials for this project. Foremost, you need to have a ceramic bowl. It should be large and wide enough to be the base for your water fountain. Then prepare a small pot. It should have a hole on the center. You also need to prepare lots of pebbles and stones. Make sure they are smooth and are in different sizes. Also, you have to purchase a pump and tubing. These two will be used to keep the water flowing from the base and to the top of your water fountain. All these materials can be bought from any home improvement shops.
- Arrange the base. Get the water pump and place it on the center of your ceramic bowl. Then connect the rubber tube. The rubber tube, by the way, should be trimmed according to the height of your indoor water fountain. Now, you have to put a thick layer of pebbles and stones in the ceramic bowl to entirely cover your pump and power cord. The rubber tube, meanwhile, should be standing upright.
- Amass big pebbles on the center. Select the biggest and flattest pebbles from the bunch and put them around the tubing, one on top of the other. Keep building a mass of pebbles until only ½ inch of the tubing is showing. Make sure the pebbles are stable by gluing them together. This is especially necessary if you are building a tall fountain. It is best to use waterproof glue for this.
- Install the pot. You can now put the pot on top of the pebbles, fitting the tubing around the hole. Again, make sure the pebbles are stable before putting the pot in place; otherwise, they might collapse and ruin the fountain.
- Fill the fountain with enough water. The water should be one inch from the top of the ceramic bowl. Make sure not to fill to the top, as this might cause an overflow if you decide to add accents to the fountain later.
- Test the fountain. Plug the fountain to the power outlet. The pump should direct the water to the tubing, which will then fill the pot with water. The water from the pot will continuously trickle back down to the ceramic bowl, completing the fountain cycle. For as long as the fountain is plugged, this cycle will continue on and on.
- Add embellishments. You can add any embellishments that you want. Float plastic flowers on the ceramic bowl or erect figurines on the pot. Try to be creative, but make sure not to over-decorate your fountain.
Remember to regularly change the water of your indoor water fountain.
Also, never allow the kids to play with the fountain or let them plug
and unplug it. The risk of electric shock is very high.