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Mini Indoor Fountain

Updated on July 11, 2017

The fun and excitement of making your very own water fountain is just priceless. It is less expensive as well if you might ask.

I recently developed a liking into making indoor and garden water fountains. It brings out the creative side of me. It all started with the idea of having one in our little garden. The gentle sound of water is just soothing, it's relaxing. Of course the idea of just buying one came to mind as a saw beautiful designs a few time from my favorite store aisle, but with the price and with it being battery operated, I decided to check online prices first for water pump along with other needed items, maybe I could make my very own fountain.

Things I Used For Fountain Making

wine glass
decorative stones
straw (an inch and 1/2)
2 bamboo pieces (one for the body and the nozzle) which the bigger piece is about 2 inches and an inch for the nozzle
water pump

I decided to make my own indoor and outdoor water fountain using bamboos. And I got hooked. It became a hobby so I want to make a mini indoor fountain using a glass. I got all the items needed - the glass from a thrift store, the decorative stones from Dollar Tree and the pump I got online for a cheaper price and the straw is just one of those we have around. I tried different straw sizes for that and luckily one of the straw fits perfectly.

Getting the bamboo ready for indoor fountain.
Getting the bamboo ready for indoor fountain. | Source

I had all the items I need except the two pieces of bamboo: one bigger for the body and one smaller that would be the nozzle. Bamboos are from 99 Cents store in my area. A bundle of bamboo stalks for 99c.

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.


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. The mini fountain is ready for set up.

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

Submersible Water Pump For Fountain

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

All items ready and it's time for setting up the tiny indoor fountain inside the wine glass.

I already connected my 1 and 1/2 inch straw with the water pump as this way would be so much easier for me. Once done, all I need is 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 set the water control flow into the middle setting.

Piece of bamboo being place over the straw.
Piece of bamboo being place over the straw. | Source

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.

Almost done. Bamboos now connected to the water pump.
Almost done. Bamboos now connected to the water pump. | Source

Bamboos and water pump are all set. 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 want it to be.

All set. Just need to add water.
All set. Just need to add water. | Source

Almost done. I just have to add the decorative stones and this was the last bag from 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.

Mini indoor water fountain
Mini indoor water fountain | Source

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 added a medium size stone. This small, indoor water fountain will take its own place in my parents room since mom has been requesting one.

This will bring relaxation and the fun I had is immeasurable. The smallest indoor water fountain I made without spending a fortune.


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      precy anza 4 years ago from USA

      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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      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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      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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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

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

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 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 5 years ago from USA

      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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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      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 5 years ago from USA

      @ 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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      agusfanani 5 years ago from Indonesia

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

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      drbj and sherry 5 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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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

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

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      Laura Tykarski 5 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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      Brenda Kyle 5 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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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

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