An inexpensive and easy way to build a water fountain feature, perfect for outdoors or even indoors using IKEA items only.
I have been slowly but surely working on Patio Makeover and it’s you guys will see the final reveal soon. So far I have made an Ikea Coffee Table using a basket and mirror and also painted an Anthropologie Inspired Bench for the space.
And today I am sharing with you guys this simple and easy DIY water fountain feature I made for my patio using items from IKEA.
What I love about this homemade water fountain feature is that it is pretty inexpensive and really easy to make as well.
Materials Needed to Make Easy DIY Water Fountain
Ikea Marius Stool
How To Build Easy DIY Water Fountain
Okay so first off for this DIY Water Fountain Feature you need a bowl or like I used an Ikea bin to be the bowl for the water feature. I obviously was not going to use it as is and I had a simple little trick that I knew would completely transform it.
There are so many ways to make a water fountain feature, you could also use pots or big ceramic bowl. Anything that can hold water will work for this project.
I was going to use this white rope/ yarn and wrap it all around the IKEA Bin.
You could also spray paint it or actually paint the outside to your liking but I wanted to add this fun rope feature using the yarn.
To attach the yarn onto the bin I used a hot glue gun which is the quickest and easiest way to attach it.
Starting at the top take the piece of rope, apply a layer of hot glue and start wrapping the bin all the way around.
This whole process will take about 15-20 minutes.
I also made a detailed video of the whole process where you can see how I wrapped the rope around the bin.
The next step was to brighten the inside of the bin and for that, I used this beautiful Turquoise Sky color.
I thinned out the paint with some water and poured it inside of the Bin.
After that, you swirl the bin all around so the paint completely covers the entire inside of the Ikea trash bin.
After you reach the top part of the bin just pour the extra paint out onto a disposable paper and let the bin dry overnight.
This next step is optional but I think adds a nice little touch.
I used the same hot glue gun as I used for the yarn and applied a thin layer of glue onto the rocks one by one.
And then just attach it onto the inside rim of the Bin.
You can also see the paint isn’t full coverage as I kept it that way intentionally. I wanted some of the black to peek through to give almost like an ocean floor feel to it.
You can always go in and give it one or more two coats.
The next step was to make the base of my fountain. I honestly could just place it on an outdoor table but I wanted to create a dedicated space for it.
Which is where this Ikea Marius Stool comes into play. This normally retails for almost $6 but I got it at the clearance section for only $3.
As always you could paint, add yarn to it or spray paint it. But I had a really great idea which was to repurpose a top of concrete tables I had made several months ago.
So this top part is basically from a project I did earlier called DIY Concrete Tables using Lamp Bases.
One of the table bases broke, someone or maybe the wind knocked it over and the lamp base broke but the concrete part was still intact.
And luckily it was the same size of the top part of the Ikea Marius Stool.
Using my e6000 glue I applied a few layers all around the underside of the concrete table.
When that was done, flip it over and place it onto the bar stool.
Press it down firmly and let it dry overnight.
This was the Bamboo Fountain Kit I used in this project. It comes with everything including the submersible water pump and a bamboo stick which makes you adjust the height of the fountain.
Fill the Ikea bin with water and then place the water fountain kit inside of the water.
Plug the fountain kit and your fountain should be working.
Place it inside or outdoors and there you have it guys.
What do you think?
I even placed a faux flower inside of the fountain to give it more of a spa feel.