5 DIY Wine Bottle Fountain Ideas with Tutorial for Your Outdoor Space

Having a patio, deck or just simply a backyard is not really complete without any water feature installed. The water feature will bring your silent or grave-like outdoor space comes to life. You will be more joyful to spend a long time out of your living room.

Pond and fountain or the combination of both of them are the most popular water features which are installed by many homeowners. The sound of moving water with the colorful running fishes swimming around is very relaxing. It is a good investment to ease your stressful mind.

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But if you don’t want to be bothered with feeding the fishes or taking care of those aquatic plants, having a fountain is just enough for you. Water fountain creates a focal point to your patio and obviously enhances the style of the outdoor space. Many homeowners choose to install fountain to beautify their property.

Today, you can find thousands of water fountain designs which are made out of various materials. They are totally attractive and enhance the style of the outdoor space’s look. Some are sold directly, in kits, or prefer to build their own water fountain to give a creative sense to their home.

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Many homeowners have tried to used surprising material to create a unique and creative garden fountain. Here, we share you some DIY Wine Bottle Fountain ideas with tutorial that you can try at home and prove your creative skill to all coming guests. Let’s check it out!

DIY Wine Bottle Fountain

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It’s a mesmerizing wine bottle fountain which will make your outdoor living space look way more elegant in a very simple way. You just need one bottle fountain and one barrel as its main materials.

Materials that you will need:

  1. Used wine bottle
  2. Wine barrel
  3. Champagne cork
  4. Wood shims
  5. Water pump
  6. Reservoir made of plastic or metal basin
  7. 5/8″ Plastic tubing
  8. 5/8″ Plastic splicer

Tools that you will need:

  1. Drill
  2. Glass drill bit
  3. Circular saw
  4. Spirit level
  5. Protective gloves and eyewear

How to Make a Wine Bottle Fountain:

  1. Using the glass drill bit, make a large hole in the bottom of the bottle.
  2. Using the wood drill bit, make a hole in the top of the wine barrel. The size of the small is a bit smaller than the cork. The hole will be used for plumbing for the pump to create the fountain. Make sure to center the hole properly. Make the hole 5/8″ through the cork for accommodating the 5/8″ splicer.
  3. Using the circular saw, cut a square on the bottom of the barrel. The size is a bit larger than the pump.
  4. Insert the fountain pump and attach the hose. Drive the hose into the top of the hole tightly then trim cork flush with the top of the wine barrel.
  5. Place the wine barrel on top of the reservoir then fill it with water and plug in the pump into the electrical housing. Check out the flow of the water, it should flow evenly off all sides of the wine barrel. You can use the wood shims to level the barrel.
  6. Place the wine bottle over the hole on top of the barrel.
  7. Enjoy your wine bottle fountain!

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DIY Colorful Wine Bottle Fountain

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The next wine bottle fountain looks more colorful since you need to prepare some bottles in various colors. You can purchase the colorful bottles instead of using some used wine bottles. It will definitely become a catchy focal point in your backyard.

Materials that you will need:

  1. Glass bottles in various colors
  2. Pond rocks
  3. 3/4″ pipe thread fitting
  4. Silicone
  5. 1″ hole saw
  6. Hose
  7. Hose splitter
  8. Pond pump
  9. Base for the fountain that you can make from barrel, drum, or big vase

How to Make a Colorful Wine Bottle Fountain

  1. Make hole on the bottom of each bottle by using the drill.
  2. Fix the pipe thread fitting by using the silicone onto the bottle’s hole.
  3. Make a hole on the bottom of the fountain base that you desire by using the drill. Make sure that the hole can fit three hoses that will connect to the bottle.
  4. Determine the spot where you want to install the fountain. Then, set the pump underneath the ground to hide it. Keep in mind that you can also decorate the fountain with gorgeous landscape.
  5. Fill the base using foam, plastic or anything then cover the surface by using pond rocks.
  6. Attach each hose to the bottle carefully.
  7. Turn on the pump and make sure the water runs properly.
  8. Enjoy your colorful wine bottle fountain!

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DIY Wine Bottle Table Fountain

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This DIY wine bottle fountain works really well to decorate the sitting area of your patio. You can put it on the dining table or coffee table and see how your outdoor living space will look way more beautiful.

Materials that you will need:

Materials for the bottle:

  1. Clear wine or glass bottle
  2. Rope or twine
  3. Gasoline or alcohol
  4. Match or lighter
  5. Cold water
  6. Sandpaper

Materials for the bottle holder:

  1. Strong wire
  2. Glue gun
  3. Plier

Materials for the decoration:

  1. Wine glass
  2. Aquarium pump
  3. Fishline
  4. Glue gun
  5. Rock and faux greeneries for decoration
  6. Big plastic plate or round plate

How to Make a Wine Bottle Table Fountain

  1. Let’s start to handle the bottle. Cut the bottom of the bottle by using the twine. Dip the twine into the gasoline and wrap it on the bottom of the bottle. Then, light the twine for about 30 seconds then dip it into the ice water immediately until the bottom of the bottle is released, so you will get a bottomless bottle with a huge hole. Fix the edge by using sandpaper.
  2. Now prepare the base. Set the wire that will work to hold the bottle in which you will need two wire holder to secure the body and the neck of the bottle. As you can see in the picture, you just need to bend the wire so it can hold the body and the neck of the bottle. Just make sure that you glue the base of the wire holder strongly and the wire fits the diameter of both the body and the neck of the bottle.
  3. Glue the bottom of the wine glass and make sure it faces the bottle properly so it will flow the water beautifully.
  4. Place the pump under the bottle and secure the hose by using fishline to the wire. Put the output of the pump on the big hole of the bottle’s bottom.
  5. Then, you can decorate the fountain as you desire.
  6. Enjoy your wine bottle table fountain!

Decorative Wine Bottle Fountain

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Another beautiful inspiration to make a wine bottle fountain that you can use as the centerpiece of the table. You just need some cheap and easily-available materials to create this fountain. It looks decoratively attractive to style up your patio decoration.

Materials that you will need:

  1. Small wine or glass bottle
  2. Wine glass
  3. Cardboard tube or pipe
  4. Plastic bowl
  5. Plastic transparent hose
  6. Wire
  7. Plier
  8. Scissor
  9. Twine
  10. Aquarium pump
  11. Pond rocks, faux greeneries, faux flower for decoration
  12. Food coloring (optional)

How to Make a Decorative Wine Bottle Fountain

  1. Cut the cardboard tube into the proper height. It has to be able to hold the bottle and make the water flow from the bottle to the glass nicely.
  2. Make two holes on the neck of the cardboard by using the wire. You will use the holes to insert the wire that will work to secure the bottle.
  3. Secure the bottle properly by melding the wire by using the plier. Make sure that the diameter fits the body of the bottle very tight.
  4. Cut the hose with the length that doesn’t take up much space of the bowl. For the output of the water, attach the hose to back side of the bottle’s body by using twine. It will create the illusion that the water comes out from the bottle.
  5. Set the hose onto the aquarium pump, then cover it with pond rocks.
  6. Glue the cardboard tube with bottle on one side of the bowl and wine glass on another side which properly faces the bottle.
  7. Fill the bowl with the water and you can start to run the pump.
  8. To make it look more attractive you can add one cup of water which has been mixed with the food coloring into the bowl.
  9. Decorate the bowl and cardboard tube by using faux greeneries and flowers.
  10. Enjoy your decorative wine bottle fountain!

Sparkling Wine Bottle Fountain Showcase

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A very adorable water bottle fountain which will bring the style of your patio decor to a whole new level. It’s totally easy to make and will not cost you a lot, but the result is surely beyond expectation.However, this one is not a real fountain.

Materials that you will need:

  1. 4 wine or glass bottles
  2. Twine
  3. Lighter
  4. Alcohol or gasoline
  5. Ice water
  6. Glitter
  7. Multi-purpose liquid glue
  8. Pipe
  9. Spray paint
  10. Glue gun
  11. Thick cardboard
  12. Styrofoam
  13. Aquarium gravels

How to Make a Sparkling Wine Bottle Fountain Showcase

  1. Prepare three bottle, twines, alcohol, and lighter. Dip the twine into the alcohol and wrap the it onto the 3/4 part of the bottle’s body. Light the dipped twine up for about 30 seconds then dip the bottle into the ice water until the bottom is released and you get some glass cups. Repeat the step for each bottle.
  2. Coat a new bottle (with hole) with the multi-purpose glue then pour the glitter all over its body, let it dry. Then you can again the bottle by repeating the step if the bottle hasn’t fully covered by the glitter properly.
  3. Coat the glass cups with the glitter by applying the preceding step.
  4. Prepare the pipe, cut into 4 different heights. Two pipes with the same heights will be used to hold the bottle. and the other ones with various heights will handle the glass cups.
  5. Create some water-dripping illusions by using the glue gun on each pipe, then spray paint it with the similar color to the glitter.
  6. Stick the cardboard onto the styrofoam for the base then start glue-gun the pipes for the bottle. Glue gun the bottle on those two pipes and make sure that the position will fit the glass cups.
  7. Glue-gun the pipes for the glass cups, and place each other nicely so they can create a beautiful water-flowing illusion.
  8. Decorate the cardboard with the aquarium gravels as you desire. You can make the center of the cardboard as the end of the waterfall.
  9. You can start creating the water-flowing effect by using the glue gun. Make sure that the water looks nicely flowing from the bottle to the cup until the center of the cardboard.
  10. Enjoy your sparkling wine bottle fountain showcase!

Choose one!

So those are some inspiring DIY wine bottle fountain ideas that you can use as the reference to decorate your outdoor living space. You can make them at home easily by using affordable materials.

Each idea requires a DIY skill, so you can pick the one which fits your needs and skills. Keep in mind to always stay safe in executing each project like wearing some basic safety gear, do each step carefully, and do the project outdoor. It may involve some dangerous things like sharp tools and flame.

Adding a fountain to your patio decoration is always a great idea to consider since it provides many benefits. Besides enhancing the decor’s attractiveness, it also has other benefits that you can enjoy.

There are several benefits that you can get from having a water fountain in your property. The obvious one is that the sound of the endless moving water of the fountain is stress relieving and reducing the annoying sound from nearby streets. Water fountain also acts as the air purifier to keep your outdoor fresh feel fresh all the time. Birds will also love to drink some water from your fountain and take a short bath on it, so you also help them to live happily.

Well, happy creating your very own DIY wine bottle fountain then!

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