Indoor Bamboo Fountain 2
I had made my first indoor fountain using bamboo and also had made a hub about it, the homemade indoor bamboo fountain. And after that, I just knew I want to make more fountains for fun as I love to tinker with it.
And since I got now my 2 water pump that I won on an Ebay auction, I'm ready for my second indoor bamboo fountain.
But first I need to complete all the items I need. I went to the 99 Cents Store where I got my glass bowl but they no longer have the kind I used on the first fountain. So I thought I will just try and use the plastic kind I got before and just try how this fountain will look like. Now the only problem I have are the decorative stones, they don't have it either on the store but lucky for me, there's a Dollar Tree store on my way going home from work so I dropped by and got 3 kinds.
Now, here's the photos on how I made the second indoor bamboo fountain. I hope this helps and sparks you some ideas on how to make an indoor fountain and not spending much on it.
I had snapped photos of these stones on the Dollar Tree aisle. When I'm new to a store, I try and find things myself first before asking for help. But before I give up on looking around, an employee had noticed me glancing here and there and asked. Now here I come decorative stones!
I got two bags of blue and green decorative stones and one of a bigger black stones. With this, money spent was $3 plus tax. I had seen them on other stores and they cost more.
Sitting on the living room and watching television. And while watching, I was working on the holes where I would connect the bamboo pieces by straws. And this was the straws I had used from sodas, I tend to save a few and now they came in handy. Glad I still has one which was the right size I need. Now I'd say the straw would be reuse now with this fountain.
And so here's my 6 pieces of bamboos, the water pump, a bowl, and I got 3 bags of decorative stones but I won't be using all of them.
My first step, connecting the straw on the water pump. I also like the pump having two suctions which keeps it in place.
There's also the water flow control on the side of the pump and I just set it on the center for now.
And now, the tallest piece of the bamboo over the straw.
Lucky me there's still this 4 -5 ft. of bamboo sitting there on the patio. I went to the 99 Cents store hoping to find more bamboos but there's none. For sure I would be seeing the bamboos again next Spring. So with the one I found, I saw it with the length I want.
And showing here was the piece being connected on the smallest piece with the straw. The straw just fits right on the hole as I'm afraid the small piece would be unsteady if I made the hole a little bigger.
The first piece of bamboo here is open on both sides for the straw to get through and connect it to the small one. The later was cut by the end of a bamboo node so the water will only flow on one side.
Now, that step was done. I just have to set the rest of the bamboos. But before I set the rest on the bowl, I just want to show you the rest of the pieces closer so you can see what I did with them or how I connected all three of them.
The bamboo with the node is the second piece (photo below) which was connected to the next piece by a straw so I also made a hole in there for the straw. The last small piece was also connected to the two through the straw and the water will flow through those straws.
And I also want to share that I made some mistake with the last one as there should have been a bamboo node in there. So, I saw another piece of bamboo with a node.
Let's start putting in the stones? I just love this black stones so I decided to used them first before the decorative green stones. But before I added these stones, I rinsed them first in a soapy water. That was for the same reason I had the first time I made a fountain, for somehow the stones feel a little oily to me. And I also rinsed them to rid of some dust particles as I don't want to see them floating on the water.
- Homemade Indoor Bamboo Fountain
Photos showing my steps into making my first indoor bamboo fountain. A simple fountain that adds life indoor with that soothing sound of running water.
This would be the second one I had made. And I had fun making both indoor fountains.
For those who want to try and make one, hope this photos give some ideas on how to make an indoor fountain at home. And you would also enjoy making it.
And now, the finished indoor bamboo fountain. I also had added a lucky bamboo plant. And yes, the bamboo piece the plant was into has a node at the bottom to hold water for the plant.
With all the ideas flowing in, I missed being near a bamboo grove like we used to be back in the home land. But I'm still thankful with the bamboos available around the stores.