Water is an essential element which is integral to the existence of humans on earth and the sound of rippling water gives an amazing sensation and soothes the senses too. There are innumerable ways to feel the calmness of water, at the sea side, river beds or even at pools at a resort, but nothing beats of feeling of having a water feature somewhere at the confines of the home or may be outside at the portico region! But, before one thinks of buying a water fountain or anything of the kind, it is necessary to stop and think of the idea of creating the water feature ideas with one’s own hands in simple steps!
The Five DIY Stunning Water Feature Ideas Which Can Liven Up The Home Are Discussed As Below:
A Water Garden
One of the best ways to showcase the love for a water feature is by creating a small water garden which fits well in the portico area or a balcony as well. To make this happen, one needs to make a wooden box according to the space and area at home using wood and nails. After making the wooden box, one needs to seal the edges with water sealant properly and then with a plastic liner. After drying up the box, one needs to use pots of different size and shapes according to choice and taste and plant small shrubs and flowering plants in them. Adding water from the top where the plants are half immersed in the box is the thing which becomes a visual treat! Adding stones of various texture and shapes and sizes in the gaps of the box and does wonders as well.
Flower Pot Fountain
This is another water feature which looks amazing and is pretty simple to make. Using a big solid pot made of some hard material is made to sit on the space this fountain needs to feature at and a hole is drilled at the middle. After placing the big pot in place, another cheap plastic pot (of small side) needs to be inserted into the big pot in an upside down manner and holes are made at the middle of its base as well on its circumference too with equal spacing to help in proper water drainage. Now, the gaps in the big pot around the plastic one needs to be filled up with bricks and stones to help hold the small pump which needs to be adjusted on the small pot after this. The holes in the middle were intentionally made to let the pump wires go in without much effort. After everything is set another pot is placed at the top and the pump is turned on to get a fountain feel. One should not forget to add stones and pebbles to the pots from the top most importantly!
A nice and simple shell fountain can be made with a nice glass plate of any colour of choice where the pump gets attached at the bottom of the plate and disguised among small shells spread at the bottom of the dish as well! After the pump is set, one needs to use a narrow hose pipe to create an outlet for a silent stream and place shells and pebbles to hide the hose and add a big conch shell attached to the edge of the hose pipe. This actually creates the impression that the water is coming out of the conch and gives a great look and feel.
A simple pot fountain can be prepared using a decorative pot along with the usage of a small pump, tube, a small plastic planter and a planter liner. To make this one needs to place the pump beneath, add a tube for the water to pass and also use a planter liner to help in conserving the water. Once the things beneath are set, the pot needs to be placed in a tilted manner with a hole at the bottom through which the tube can enter and voila, the awesome setting is ready. Just adding pebbles and colorful stones at the surroundings create a great ambience to showcase to all.
Water Feature For The Living Room
Another great way to feature water in the house is by using a simple trick. This prepared by using a big egg shell, some pebbles nicely washed, a small pump, pipe and a nice ceramic bowl to hold it all. The first step is to place the pump at the bottom of the big bowl and add a narrow pipe to it. Now, the egg shell is inserted into the bowl hiding the pump in an upside down manner and washed pebbles are spread all throughout the bowl in equal proportions. It just needs to be kept in mind that the egg shell should have a hole on the top through which the pipe can penetrate and give the look of a fountain.