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DIY Tabletop Relaxation Fountain


Do you love the sound of a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing water fountain at your home? We usually see water fountains outside, but today I’m going show you how to create a tabletop water fountain to bring the outdoors INTO your home!  I got the inspiration from this week’s episode of The Good Witch where they do a staycation.  And if you are a fan of the show, you know that Cassie, the main character, always makes tea and little concoctions, so I’m using her tea pot and tea cups as inspiration to create this tabletop relaxation fountain. Here is how to get started.

You Will Need:

  • 1” Wooden blocks
  • Black plastic plant holders (these come with small flowers and plants)
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Locktight aquarium glue
  • Live plants
  • Potting soil
  • Large wood serving tray
  • Heavy duty plastic roll
  • Succulents or similar plants
  • Glass tea pot
  • Glass tea cups
  • Aquarium
  • Small water fountain pump
  • Fountain tubes
  • Scissors
  • Wooden shims
  • Large bowl
  • River rock
  • Moss
  • OPTIONAL: Artificial florals
  • OPTIONAL: Pots for the larger plants


  1. Take your wood tray and line it with the plastic sheeting. You can secure it with hot glue set at a low temperature.
  2. Set your large bowl in the middle of the tray and secure it with hot glue and aquarium glue.
  3. OPTIONAL: Add artificial flowers to the tea pot using hot glue and aquarium glue – let this set up overnight.
  4. Using the wood blocks, hot glue them together to create height to hold your tea pot. This will be the top of the fountain.
  5. Hot glue shims together to create a tipped base for the tea pot to sit on.
  6. Hot glue the tea pot onto the shims. Assure that it is at a good angle to pour water out.
  7. Using your hot glue and wood blocks, create another few levels for our tea cups. Again, assure they are tipped at an angle.  OR…Use the plastic plant trays to build height and use a low setting on the glue gun to put them together.
  8. In the bottom bowl, set the base of the fountain motor.
  9. Add tubing to the fountain and run it up to the tea pot.
  10. Test that the fountain works correctly by adding some water to the bowl and plug in the fountain. It should run up the back in the tubing into the tea pot and all of the tea cups.
  11. Once you’ve tested that this works, add river rocks to cover the fountain motor.
  12. Add succulents and other plants around your structure using the potting soil. Use this opportunity to camouflage the wood blocks and tubing, etc.For the larger plants, you may want to get decorative pots.  I got rustic ones to blend in with the plant life.
  13. Add water in your base bowl, plug in your fountain and enjoy your tabletop relaxation fountain!


  • If you don’t want to use a tea pot, could you use other items like bowls or even flat surfaces to allow the water to trickle down.

This is the perfect addition to your home decor to complete your Summer Staycation vibe.   Share with us all of your Summer DIYs on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis 

If you missed the episode check it out by heading over to Home & Family!



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