Sometimes it’s hard to feel relaxed in NYC and as you probably know, we have no outdoor space!
So we decided to take a little time for ourselves and create a mini oasis with a table top fountain.
To make the actual fountain we used a mini water pump, brass pipes, hexagon marble tiles, river rocks and a plant.
If you want to use a living plant stick it in a little container of it’s own water before adding it in the fountain, it will not survive in the same water with the brass pipes.
To create the geode effect on the tiles we used an alcohol dying technique. If you haven’t tried this, do it! The process is as relaxing as the fountain and we’re obsessed!
Check out the alcohol ink process here.
We know this isn’t much of a tutorial but we’re trying to have a zen moment here! Watch the video for the all the deets! Namaste.
For the materials to make this project, click here!
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Great idea that I think would complement our three seasons room! Thanks for sharing!
oooo a three seasons room!! #goals! Let us know if you make one!
Love it! Classy and crafty. I ordered my water pump today and I can’t wait to get started on mine. I just have a few questions. I’m worried that those beautiful white river rocks will yellow with time. Have you found that to be the case? Also, what should I look for when purchasing both the ink and the sealant? Did you glue the hexagon tile tables to the bowl? Lastly, where can I find a nice deep bowl like that with a flat bottom? Thank you!
Hi Cynthia! So excited that you’re making this! Great questions too! We got our rocks from Michaels and haven’t had any issues with them turning yellow…we do clean the fountain every other week, just so the water doesn’t get gross. Using purified water might help too…but thats just a guess honestly.
The brand we used for the alcohol ink is Tim Holtz Adirondack from Michaels. There are a ton of colors to choose from, they are a bit pricy, but they go a long way!
For the sealant we used Krylon Crystal Clear spray. You just want to find something thats water proof so the ink doesn’t wear off. We tried paining on water proof Mod Podge, and worked well but it left some streaks so we went with the spray.
We found the flat deep bowl at Home Depot in their gardening section. We tried to find a link to the one we got but no luck!
Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions!!
Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it, especially since I did bombard you with a lot of questions. This helps me out a great deal so thank you!
Can you share the source for the pump you purchased and the name of it?
Hi Amy! Here you go!
You guys are hilarious!
This is such a sweet project, I love that you made your own tiles to look like geodes, they turned out very cool.
can this be put outside on patio table