How to Make a Modern Container Fountain | Catherine Arensberg

Let’s make a container fountain!!! Y’all won’t believe HOW EASY it is – assembly takes less than 15 minutes. You can use any planter or container you have that is sealed without a drain hole and deep enough for the pump to be submerged in water, but the list of EXACTLY what I used is right here:

I bought everything from @homedepot , so it’s easy to shop all in one place for the materials you need to complete this project.

Drop your fountain pics in the comments below!!


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  1. chacha on April 23, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Thanks to you, i am all ready to set up — without mistakes [repeat Lowe’s visits, that is] — as soon as the snow is melted

  2. arwa alnoobi on April 23, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Thanks a lot. This is exactly what I was looking for. ❤️

  3. ironman8o on April 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    great job second fountain head is the best choice 🙂

  4. Worthylady on April 23, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Love this fountain! I did buy all the same items you posted, however, my tray ended up falling into the pot under the weight of the rocks. Did you use the entire bag of rocks? I’m gonna give it another try as soon as it warms up a little bit more outside. Thank you for sharing this video!

  5. Valorie Griego on April 23, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Really nice fountain!🙂

  6. LuvJesus lee on April 23, 2021 at 12:34 am

    THANK you so much.

  7. Jeannee Taylor on April 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    does painting the tray black make it toxic for birds and wildlife to drink from?

  8. Hooter Bear on April 23, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Wondering why you didn’t put a cork around the electric cord to plug the hole? BUT….GREAT IDEA overall Simple and elegant…THANK YOU! A++++++++++

  9. Jackie Rudd on April 23, 2021 at 12:40 am

    That looks and sounds really lovely 😊

  10. claudia on April 23, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Thank you for your great ideas i just made mine and it looks nice in my patio .

  11. Gail Dunn on April 23, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Hey!! Shout out for my Alabama gal . I think I’ll try one here in Birmingham. Thanks

  12. Kris Matson on April 23, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I’ve been wanting a small fountain on my patio but haven’t found one that I like. This fits the style I’m going for plus looks easy enough to put together myself! Home Depot here I come! Thanks for your tips and I enjoy your informative videos.

  13. Kenny Shepherd on April 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Thank you, for the DIY inspiration!

  14. Ben Strelo on April 23, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Wow good way to impress your neighbor to be honest this came up to my recommendation on YouTube thanks I got to get my mom to do this with me

  15. Jer Mo on April 23, 2021 at 1:05 am


  16. LindieLee on April 23, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Thank you for the video – I would like to make one of these for inside my home for my plant collection. I find most pumps are too loud with a constant hum. Can you hear this pump over the sound of the water splashing?

  17. Charles Harmon on April 23, 2021 at 1:10 am

    So glad I watched this video! Found a 15" Ups A Daisy planter insert predrilled at Lowes for $10. (Theres other sizes) And bought a planter for $14, pump kit for $19, and a bag of river rock for $5. So $48 for a very nice improvised bird bath.

  18. Tate Dillow on April 23, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Seems a little silly to list a light up pump, then cover the lights with black rocks…

  19. Jay Johal on April 23, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Is this fountains for outdoors or indoors?

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