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Making A Mini Indoor Fountain: Fountain In A Wine Glass

Updated on December 3, 2012
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I had develop a liking into making indoor bamboo fountains recently and had a few hubs with photos of each designs I had made and how to make the bamboo fountains. Since then, ideas had been popping up and one day I even drew them in a piece of paper.

But then, there's always this design that I'm looking forward into making: something tiny, something cute, a fountain in a wine glass. I just can't find the time for making it, until this afternoon. And before making it, I had Google online to see if there's some photos of such idea, or if someone had already made a tiny fountain that fits inside a glass. I wanted to see how it was made and how cute it was. But I didn't saw any. So, off I go on my adventure of making my smallest indoor bamboo fountain.



First, here's the items I had used:

* the water pump

* straw (an inch and a half)

* decorative gemstones

* 2 bamboo pieces (one for the body and the nozzle) which the bigger piece is about 2 inches and an inch for the nozzle

* and the wine glass

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I had all of the items I need except the two pieces of bamboo: one bigger for the body and one smaller that would be the nozzle. I already had this tiny bamboo fountain in mind for the last couple of weeks and I just had spotted bamboos from my last trip to the 99 Cents Store so I got a bundle of bamboo stalks.

Now I just have to do the sawing for the size I needed. For the body, I had sawed a piece of bamboo stalk for about 2 inches after its node. And for the nozzle, I need a much smaller piece which is about an inch.

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Now done with the cutting. Next step is making a hole with the bigger piece, just before the bamboo node. And yes, I'm being careful with my fingers. This is where I'm going to connect the nozzle with the body. And the nozzle has to fit just right on the hole, not even a little loose.

Also, the straw I had been using just fits right in this piece of bamboo. The length of the straw? It's about an inch.

After some minutes of working with the hole and trying the nozzle with it, I was done. I'd be ready to set up the tiny indoor bamboo fountain.


All items needed: Glass, pieces of bamboo, decorative stones, and the straw which I had already connected to the water pump.
All items needed: Glass, pieces of bamboo, decorative stones, and the straw which I had already connected to the water pump. | Source
Straw connected to the water pump. Also, if you look closely, maybe you can see the knob for the water flow control.
Straw connected to the water pump. Also, if you look closely, maybe you can see the knob for the water flow control. | Source

Setting up the fountain

So now we are all set, time for setting up the tiny indoor fountain inside the wine glass.

In here, I already connected my 1 and 1/2 inch straw with the water pump as this way would be so much easier for me. With this done, all I need was to set the water pump inside the glass. The pump has two suctions at the bottom which will help it stick in place at the bottom of the wine glass. Also I had set the water control flow into the middle.

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Seen here as my next step is my piece of bamboo for the body being put over the straw. You can also see the hole I had made where the nozzle would be connected.

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The nozzle had been connected. Also I wanted you to see the top of the bigger bamboo piece, the body which was being sawed after the node.

If you are planning to make an indoor fountain, specially for the first time, remember to cut the bamboo piece after the node or else the water would come out from there and not on the nozzle, unless that's the way you wanted it to be.

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Almost there, I just have to add this decorative stones and this was the last bag I got from my trip to the Dollar Store.

And I like these blue stones, not only that its my lucky color but using this blue stones also reminds me of the sky and the bluish sea water.

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Water had been added. And I'm just ready to plug it in and see how well it works. Hopefully, I don't have to fix anything.







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Plugging it in and seeing my smallest running fountain working well, I added more water, just over the top of the stones.

And for a more louder sound of the water flowing, I had added a medium size stone and sat the fountain to my parents room. And as I thought, mom had liked it and heard the soothing water flowing as she gets ready for bed. She's been wanting to have one.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thank you for sharing this carefully crafted hub. Very cool idea! Nice job :-)

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Neat idea, it looks like it will need some other decorations to cover the cord. Great step by step hub.

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      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      What a novel idea I think I will try to give this one a go myself. Really liked the step by step accompanied with photos ...great for us visual learners.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      You are so creative..who would have thought this out..Worth trying.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Pretty nice, precy anza. When are you going to begin marketing these great fountains?

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      What a neat idea to make these beautiful fountains, precy. The blue stones are the finishing touch, m'dear.

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      It's a good decoration for my house. I'd like to try it.

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      @ Darrly: Thanks Darrly ^-^' Tiny and yet cute for those who loves small things.

      @ bridalletter: Yup, you're right about that, probably hard to hide the cord thou. I was thinking maybe making a hole on the glass just enough for the cord to get through it. :) Thanks for dropping by! ^-^

      @ Laura: I'm a visual learner too. :) And glad the steps with photos on each really help with the project :)

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks Carol! ^-^' I love little, cute things. And I'm even surprised myself I have thought this little fountain :)

      @ Avian: I don't even know :) But I love looking at them once done. Maybe this hobby will led me to something ^-^'

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks Drbj! ^-^' I do enjoy reading all your comments. :) I agree with that. I think I had chosen the right stone color.

      @ Angusfanani: Good luck with that! You will enjoy the soothing sound of water in your home ^-^' Also, You can use a vinyl tubing for the water pump, just bring the pump on the store so you can find the right tubing that fits in there. But for me, I prefer the drinking straw more :)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is an excellent hub and what a lovely idea!

      I also enjoyed the instructions with the photographs, this makes it very easy to follow and I will have to have a try at this.

      Great hub and voted up!

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks Seeker7! :) Have fun trying the project. You will going to want to try more if you started with it ^-^'

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      How cute is that. I love your idea. Great hub and easy to follow directions.

      Definitely shared and voted up!---Lisa♥

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting idea for a homemade fountain and well explained in easy to follow directions. Thanks and I feel I should try to make it.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks Lisa! :)

      Just need to find a way to hide the cord but it is a little cute fountain ^-^' Thanks fro stopping by!

      @ Rajan:

      Try it Rajan :) It is fun and you will enjoy making it. Hearing the water flow will make you feel relax too :) Thanks for the visit!

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