A water feature makes an outdoor space so much more attractive. Having a professional install it can be an expensive project. Why not do it yourself by repurposing materials to create something that speaks to your personality? Get creative and show off your style by repurposing a drawer, tub, sink, or pot to create a small pond in your yard or garden.
You will need:
Step 1: Find an old drawer, tub, sink, or pot at a flea market, garage sale, or thrift store. Clean the item and if using a drawer, tighten it with the wood screws. It may be necessary to attach some extra wood to reinforce each inside corner of the drawer.
Step 2: Use the paint brush to apply a coat of water sealant to the interior of the drawer. Let this dry.
Step 3: Cover the inside of the item with the plastic liner. Use the drill and wood screws to secure the liner to the edges of a drawer. Paint over these edges with the water sealant.
Step 4: To put the water in motion, add a fountain. Cut the plastic tubing to 6 inches longer than the height of the container. Insert one end of the tubing into the submersible water pump.
Step 5: Drill a hole in the bottom of the container, making it large enough for the pump power cord to fit through. Put the pump and the tubing inside the container. Run the power cord through the drilled hole and attach it to the pump. Use foam sealant to seal the drain hole around the cord. Check for a watertight seal.
Step 6: Decide where the water feature will be placed. Make sure it is close enough to a power source.
Step 6: Secure the liner in place with heavy rocks. Use plants to hide the cord. The pump will emit water upward, creating an attractive water feature.