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Spruce up Your Outdoor Space with a DIY Recirculating Fountain! (tutorial)

I love my home, but I have always thought the front yard was pretty dull. We basically have all grass in the front yard, and a little planter area right next to the walkway. We have lived here for 10 years and in that time have never done anything with the little planter area. It has always had a pine tree and some scraggly bushes. So I thought “this is the year!!” and decided to add a little color to this front area of our home. Plus, I love the sound of fountains and I   have wanted to add a fountain for a really long time. The problem with fountains is that they are really expensive.



The winner is: Stacie from Stacie’s Place.

Winner chosen via Random.org

So when I saw a great tutorial on The Hip House Girl — with a DIY fountain you can make with a pot, I wanted to give it a try! And it took a few revisions but I love the new look to our front yard!!


Recirculating Ceramic Pot Fountain

Plus – there’s a $100 Lowe’s Gift Card giveaway at the bottom of the post – make something for YOUR home this Summer!!

Here’s what you need:

  • Ceramic pot.
  • 5-gallon bucket.
  • Aluminum L-brackets
  • Screen material.
  • Submersible pump, hose and if you want — an attachment for fountain spray.
  • outdoor plug with GFCI

Here’s a printable sketch and description of what I did (click on the link for more information):

Here’s what you do:

  • Dig a hole to bury a 5-gallon bucket in your yard.
  • Cut aluminum L-brackets  to fit over the bucket (these will carry the weight of your pot and water for the fountain).
  • Use wire cutters to make a square of wire mesh material to fit over the pot with a hole in the middle for the pump hose to go through. I also covered the mesh with some smaller window screen material to keep debris from falling inside of the bucket.
  • Put the pump on the bottom of the bucket. I rested the pump on a plastic tupperware container filled with rocks. This keeps the debris that is collected at the bottom of the pot from getting in the pump.
  • Run the tubing up through the mesh and through the ceramic pot above and attach it to the Nozzle kit to the top. I used rocks to hold the tubing in place at the bottom of the pot. I also ran the tubing through a length of PVC pipe to keep it straight. I painted the PVC pipe black to match the tubing. More details on this in the printable sketch.
  • I had to experiment to find the right kind of caulk to use for this project. You need silicone caulk that is made to withstand water. Apply the caulk and allow it to dry according to the directions before you get it wet.
  • Then add water, add power and you are ready to go!!

Be sure to see The Hip House Girl for her tutorial. And, Lowe’s also has a great tutorial on how to make a fountain with a pot on their Creative ideas website. This is a quick, weekend project that can bring you so much satisfaction! It’s perfect for a backyard project too!

Thanks Lowe’s for the gift card to purchase the DIY supplies for this project! And you can sign up to get a FREE Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine:





  1. Love, love, love! I do have a question though …. Any idea where I can find the outdoor lights?? I have them in my yard and a few need replaced. Thanks!!

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  4. Love this idea…. just what I’m looking for! What size pump did you buy, and could you give me the approximate cost of the total project? Like you, I don’t want something really expensive, and I do want something recirculating, as water is very expensive here.

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  7. Love your blog! Here is my favorite project on Lowes website, http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/install-kitchen-cabinet-crown-moulding . And I’m sharing this post via Facebook!

  8. The dwarf fruit trees are perfect for the size ‘yard’ I have, if you can ever call it that. Basically a strip of dirt under our downstairs window where I’m able to plant a few things.

  9. I shared on my Google +

  10. I tweeted about the giveaway @staciefacevlogs

  11. Shannon says:

    I think I would make the colorful wooden outdoor mat.

  12. What a nice fountain.

  13. I have been wanting to make some Hypertufa Pots like shown

  14. Love this idea, and love Lowe’s! If I get the gift card, I’m building one, too. :) Shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/About.comBudgetDecorating

  15. My favorite is the video tutorial on decorating with magnetic paint. I have a feeling I might go a little crazy in my house now making everything magnetic. 😉

  16. Mami2jcn says:

    My sons would love the build-a-tent.

  17. I love the building a garden arch. I am going to build one before fall. (Fingers Crossed)

  18. I loved the how to build a tent. I need to make something like that for my little bambino. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Loved the deck update ideas on Lowe’s website. I shared on facebook!

  20. I liked the build a tent my daughter would love that!

  21. Destiny says:

    I love the ladder shelf.

  22. As someone with a teeny balcony mostly taken up by a BBQ (I love grilling year-round, even in snow!), I checked out the Lowe’s indoor ideas, and I really like their “geranium stencils”. It hadn’t occurred to me to add some colour to the canvas boxes on my bookshelf like that!

  23. Thanks for the tute! My husband wants to add a fountain to our flower bed and this is perfect. I visit the Lowe’s Creative Ideas site often. The inspiration is outstanding! My current fav idea is the Cinch bench. I’ve been jonesing for an outdoor bench for a while now. Thanks!

  24. Mary Matheson says:

    We love fountains! Checked out the do it yourself tents on the Lowe’s website. Pretty cool.
    Mary M.

  25. I love the landscaping ideas.

  26. I love their weekend project ideas – like “Build a Child’s Kitchen Playset”

  27. Sarah P says:

    the build-a-tent project looks fun!

  28. AnneSATX says:

    Wow, I had no idea Lowes had so many neat projects posted online! I looked only quickly but one project that caught my eye was the geranium-stencilled storage boxes. I love geraniums and this project looks so bright and cheerful — and easy!

  29. I like the lawn orbs on the site.

  30. Love this fountain idea! I’m headed to Lowes!
    Pinned this!

  31. Shannon says:

    Would love the chance to be able to make the tiki torch planter! Great ideas!

  32. Jessica Williams says:

    I learned how to make wired trellis towers. This will come in so handy with my “up and coming” garden. I can really use this gift card. We need a front door so bad, but can’t afford it. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  33. We need fencing, and there is so much to choose from!

  34. I shared on facebook!

  35. I really love the ladder shelf. That is definitely a project that we want to try this summer! Great ideas.

  36. Stephanie S. says:

    I liked the How to use a Circular Saw.

  37. Heather says:

    The kids would have so much fun with the carwash!

  38. I love the deck privacy screens but this weekend I plan to make a fountain.

  39. Jordan A says:

    I like the wire trellis tower.

  40. Barbara Scaff says:

    I liked the video on how to install a ceiling fan, since that is our current memorial day weekend project.

  41. Jessica T says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I like your fountain… and like everyone else, I like the hypertufa pots on the lowe’s website. Though I wish they had a video tutorial on how to wash and scrape a porch ceiling without covering yourself in toxic chemicals, i.e., TSP and bleach.

  42. Renea Pike says:
  43. Renea Pike says:

    I love the vertical garden planter for the deck! Very cool!

  44. Melanie C says:

    I love the build it yourself tent…my boys would love it!

  45. Lori jones says:

    I shared with my fb

  46. The car wash for kids is really neat! I bet my nieces would love it!

  47. I pinned this on Pinterest!

  48. I shared this on FaceBook.

  49. I thought the deck-top pond was pretty cool on the Lowes site!

  50. I shared on my Facebook.

  51. Leisa H says:

    I love the deck update with the trellis above it- so romantic!

  52. I’d like to make the kid’s carwash from PVC piping for my son.

  53. I shared the giveaway on Twitter.

  54. I love Lowe’s Creative Ideas! Just watched a video for how to change out a kitchen faucet. Much easier than I thought it would be.

  55. Randi Shrank says:

    I have been looking at ladder shelves for a while now and found them rather expensive. Now I know I can make my own thanks to Lowe’s creative ideas site!

  56. Laura J says:

    I shared on FB!

  57. Laura J says:

    Oh, I love Lowes creative ideas! I would make first the DIY Lemonade Stand! My kids would love it!!!

  58. Alicia in Lucas says:

    I like the metal yard orbs.

  59. Jennie Bobbins says:

    I posted on facebook.

  60. Jennie Bobbins says:
  61. Jennie Bobbins says:

    I just love the Stack-It-Up Table in the beginners section. So cute!

  62. I shared on Facebook :) I LOVE Lowe’s

  63. The School desk is what I would like, I just had a little boy and he’ll need something soon enough!

  64. kimmipeach says:

    I am soooo doing this this weekend! Sounds like you’ve covered all the bases on this DIY fountain. I posted this link on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and G+.

  65. Mallory says:

    I pinned this tutorial!

  66. Mallory says:

    I LOVE the deck update on the Lowes site, I receive their Creative Ideas catalog and have been thinking how to implement it into my yard, this gift card would help!!

  67. Kristin says:

    I love this tutorial!! Great idea, and so easy. Thanks for sharing. I like the build it yourself tent on the Lowes Creative Idea Site.
    Also, I pinned it, and posted it on FB.
    So that’s 3 entries?
    I would love love LOVE a Lowe’s gift card to help get the yard ready for summer!!!

  68. Love your project, thanks for the tute (and the giveaway)! I really like the “build a decktop pond”….I think that is a very doable project!

  69. Love, love, love this!! Can’t wait to try!! Shared on facebook! Gotta try the hypertufa pots on Lowe’s website!! My poor hubby…

  70. I like the trellis towers.

  71. I tweeted. @CathMarissa on morning of 5/24

  72. I love the Tiki Torch planter idea! I think I will be trying yours too!

  73. My son would love the play houses and trees, we are going to make them for his birthday gift next month. I shared this on pinterest.

  74. GretchenP says:

    my kids would LOVE the diy tent! thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  75. jackie burns says:

    I love this, and it looks so easy.

  76. Lesa Palmer says:

    I really like the hypertufa pots on the Lowes site and am going to give them a try! I shared on Facebook.

  77. I am interested in upgrading my patio with pavers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway! I added the bright school desk to my TODO list for the summer. My son is starting preschool in the fall so he “needs” it right?

  79. Stephanie Hall says:

    I checked out the creative ideas…just what the motivation I needed! My son has been begging for a “new room” and the kids room ideas gave me some simple ideas to get started on…maybe an art station will keep him from coloring with crayons on his wall!

  80. Connie Cleveland says:

    Wow!! This looks like I could do this alone!! Yippee!! I loved loved loved the drop cloth tent! Looks like lots of fun for grandchildren. I shared on Facebook

  81. Stephanie Hall says:

    I shared on facebook!

  82. I think the Color Block wall art is so simple yet perfect for a blank wall in my house!!

  83. I love the build it yourself tent. Too cute!

  84. Shawna G says:

    I really like the Wire Trellis Towers

  85. Shawna G says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway @ShawnaLeeG

  86. Lindsey says:

    I checked out the Lowe’s site. I like that they give garden tips for each region.

  87. Stacey B says:
  88. Stacey B says:

    I love the lawn orbes idea. They look cute, easy and inexpensive

  89. Dana Godfrey says:

    Love it – I’ve been wanting a fountain like this for years!

  90. JoEllen says:

    I love the ladder shelf!

  91. I really like the leaning shelf tutorial, it would look great in a nursery

  92. I really like the ladder shelf idea they have on their website! I LOVE what you did with your yard, the fountain adds so much!!! I’d love to put a fountain in our back yard!

  93. anna pry says:
  94. anna pry says:

    my kids would enjoy the build-it-yourself tent

  95. John Billiris says:
  96. John Billiris says:

    I’m interested in the DIY Window Box

  97. Tabitha says:

    I like the window boxes! Cute!

  98. How to Make Your Own Soap Mold is my fave!

  99. I love the Do-It-Yourself Folding Stool. That would be a lot of fun for my husband to do with the kids.

  100. Candace T says:

    OMG…. I am stunned at all of the wonderful things that you can make. I had no idea Lowe’s had some many great projects!!!!

  101. Mary Erickson says:

    I LOVE the stenciled lampshade idea on Lowe’s website!! MIght have to try that. GREAT job with the fountain. It’sl ike your own little oasis. :)

  102. I liked the Garden Level Lounge on the Lowe’s Creative website. It’s a good use of space for a level under the deck. Love the idea of adding curtains.

  103. Kathleen Conner says:
  104. Kathleen Conner says:

    I like the idea of the Wire Trellis Towers.

  105. I like the excellent directions on tiling my back splash. Truly love Lowes; if Lowe’s is reading this, please, please give us a Lowes here on Cape Cod!

  106. I love the ladder shelf–might just have to take that one on!

  107. Love the kid’s play kitchen- so cute!

  108. I love the sweet as candy playhouse and love Lowe’s!

  109. I love the kids car wash idea and I know my kids would love it too! I shared it on Google+

  110. Love the window box ideas, but it’s hard not to choose any of the other outdoor projects this time of year.

  111. Wow so many fun projects to do!! I want to do something in my backyard right off my bedroom door to the outside…some pavers in a pretty pattern to put my chair and table there.

  112. I shared on my Facebook page too.

  113. I tweeted a IndulgeEveryday.

  114. I receive this magazine and always love their ideas. I love the new concrete planters you can make yourself.

  115. I shared on twitter!

  116. I liked the deck makeover and backsplash the best! I also love the fountain!

  117. Melissa Woods says:

    Love the colored wooden door mat!

  118. Camille says:

    I shared this giveaway through Facebook! :)

  119. Camille says:

    I love the Easy to make frames using PVC board! What a cool vase! I love your fountain! I’m going to try to talk my husband into making it this weekend! Wish me luck! haha

  120. Nancy B says:

    I like the Wire Trellis Towers. It would look so cute in my vegetable garden

  121. Jenny Brown says:

    I have been trying to post a comment but keep getting an error message, so I don’t know if my other ones have gone through. Here’s another try:

    I love this fountain. I really want hubby to build this! I shared this post on Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and email. The thing I like the most on the Lowe’s site was the rope swing and the backsplash. I want to put up a backsplash in my kitchen so bad! :)


  122. April was in CT now CA says:

    This is awesome! Wish I had an area near our one outdoor outlet to do this because I’d be installing it this weekend! I love the ultimate craft room makeover on their site. I’d love to have a dedicated craft room.

  123. My favorite Creative Idea is the tiled sconce!

  124. Love the colorful wood placemat.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  125. Erin Wiley says:
  126. Erin Wiley says:

    I love the trellis on the deck upgrade! I want to try it!

  127. Tabathia B says:
  128. Tabathia B says:

    I love the tiki torch planter idea
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  129. Courtney says:

    Love diy windowboxes! Shared on pinterest.

  130. So excited for this giveaway! I love the fountain! I went out and potted the perfect place for one in my yard! I think I want to make the Storage Chest on the lowes site for my boys room. Its perfect for toy storage!

  131. Jill Jaynes says:

    I shared this via Pinterest. Great tutorial and seems easy to DIY!

  132. Colleen says:

    The woven headboard is stunning! I also think that the drop cloth tent looks like fun.

  133. Your fountain is so pretty! I like the Ultimate Craft Room makeover. Wish I could do that to mine!

  134. Melissa C. says:

    Love the lawn orbs…so cool!

  135. ann casey says:

    I shared the fountain on FB – looks like a great way to cool off!

  136. Madison L says:

    Thanks for the Giveaway! I tweeted, pinned, and shared on facebook!!

    • Madison L says:

      Forgot to post what I liked on their site! I love the deck update designs!

  137. ann casey says:

    I am really impressed with the deck make-over that added so much privacy. Houses are so often close together and you feel as if you are participating in each other’s conversations – this affords some nice space! The fountain i pretty neat also!

  138. I shared on Facebook!

  139. fawn strunk says:

    I shared this giveaway on facebook
    fawn strunk

  140. fawn strunk says:

    I love the door mat that they have on that website.. thanks

  141. Looks great! I posted on Pinterest

  142. I stumbled!

  143. Also shared on facebook.

  144. I loved the tiki torch planter.. and your fountain is terrific!

  145. Love the Ladder Shelf!

  146. I like their DIY window box

  147. Alexis Moore says:

    My fave project is the Stitched Lampshade and the Ladder Shelf.

    This Fountain is going to be my weekend project. :-)

  148. That space looks just gorgeous now Jen! And how inviting for all your visitors. Love it!

  149. Thanks for the tutorial ~ I need to make one of these so my cat will drink more water. (He loves running water and will drink more if it’s available) Your fountain is beautiful and I love the blue ceramic pot. I shared on Facebook and would love to win a Lowe’s gift card. I’m there at least twice a week!

  150. Jean Stringfelllow says:

    That little area looks great with the fountain and the new stepping stones. Good job! Is your fountain going in the back?

  151. Kaylee Nelson says:

    I love the DIY backyard tent. I think it is perfect for a summer afternoon/evening activity. I shared this on twitter and facebook. Thanks for the giveaway. Awesome ideas on your site :)

  152. I also love the tiki torch planter on the Lowes creative site. I think I may have to try this one.

  153. I tweeted this! great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  154. I shared on FB.

  155. The colored block wall art is really neat!

  156. I really love the car wash for the kids. My kids love water and that would be a fun summer activity for them to have!

  157. I love this idea! Posted it on pintrest!

  158. the lemonade stand idea is sooo cute.

  159. Love, Love, LOVE the water feature!!! I just inherited a cast iron caldrun and is hoping to make a water feature out of that – I see a trip to Lowe’s in my future!

  160. Your fountain looks so nice!!! One of my favorite projects I saw at Lowe’s creative ideas was the ladder shelf. There are so many ways that you could use it. Thanks for the giveaway Jen, I could get a lot of DIY projects done with $100 at Lowes!

  161. Love h hypertuf pots at Lowes site. And love your our train!
    Thnk you for chance to win lowes gift card.

  162. Manette Gutterman says:

    I love the lawn orbs! And I love Lowes!

  163. I shared this on my FB page

  164. I just loved the Tiki Planter. I don’t have the DIY gene so I love anything simple and easy.

  165. I love the colorful wooden placemats!

  166. Rebecca Cash says:

    enjoy all of it…but the water projects are my favorite, plan on incorporating one in my landscape

  167. I love the DIY laundry sorter stencils! I just bought one of those sorters and stencils would be a great addition.

  168. laura windham says:

    I posted to interest and found the deck and lemonade stand ideas from lowest something I could put to use. Great water feature tutorial.

  169. I really like the window box project, looks relatively easy to make.

  170. Candice Wise says:

    I would like to make the wire trellis towers for my tomatoes…much better than the wood stake Im currently using:-)

  171. Betsy K says:

    Loved the wire trellis towers! I would also love the gift card b/c the pump on my water-scape quit working, and I am sad!

  172. I love this DIY fountain idea. It would be fun to put in our garden. I also like the stained concrete tutorial on the lowes site.

  173. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:
  174. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love the Wire Trellis Towers idea!

  175. I like the DIY Window Box

  176. Jocelyn says:

    Love this! I shared on Facebook and tweeted.

  177. Loved the wire trellis towers at Lowe’s site.

  178. Erin Young says:

    i tweeted about this giveaway.

  179. Erin Young says:

    LOVE the build it yourself tent – my kids would love that!!

  180. Shared on facebook. Thanks for the chance!

  181. Christina says:

    I love this and can’t believe how easy it is. I shared with all my FB friends!

  182. I love the tiled sconce idea, it would add a lot to my guest bathroom.

  183. I would love to win! My kids are landscaping for me right now and that fountain would be awesome in my backyard! :)

  184. posted on Pinterest too!

  185. I love the tent for my grandson but, have to pick the desert gardening..I can’t get nothing to grow and love the look of this..

  186. I love the DIY Window Box! I have the perfect places for some window boxes!

  187. I love all their inspiration pictures and amazing tutorials! The kitchen cabinet organization one looks great.

  188. I love the DIY window boxes on their site!! :)

  189. Anne Marie says:

    I love the colored wooden door mat.

  190. Love the bedside table recharging station!

  191. Connie Haack says:

    I shared the Giveaway on Facebook!

  192. Connie Haack says:

    I like the water Feature! We had a large water feature in our yard but took it out due to the amount of time it took to maintain it. I think we can handle this size. The Stars and Stripes Shutter project is one I really like on the Lowes Creative website. I have shutters and will be starting this project this coming weekend.!

  193. Connie Haack says:

    I like your water feature. We had a large water feature in our yard but took it out due to the time it took to maintain it. This size we could handle! I like the Stars and Stripes Shutter. I already have the shutters and think I will start this project this coming weekend. Love Lowes Creative Site and I love Yours too.

  194. Shirley says:

    I love all the projects for outside, I love to sit out in the evening it is so peaceful, it would be perfect if I had a water feature!

  195. Nicole Moore says:

    I shared this on my facebook page

  196. I love the lowes creative idea website! My favorite so far is the stitched lampshade. What a great way to “up-do” a cheap plain shade.

  197. I also tweeted your tutorial and giveaway post on my twitter!

  198. I shared this link on Facebook.

  199. Thank you for the great pattern for out door water fountains. I have one in my front yard. I used a faux grey-taupe pot , a friend from my husband’s work welded the copper fountain where the water comes out and into the pot. Our neighbor had one and she let me copy the design from hers. We made ours a little different. We get cold weather here so if a person was to make your design they would have to get a frost /freeze ceramic pot. Costcos carries them here very reasonable. The only thing you would have to do is get a plumbers putty and plug drain hole.

    My pot ( resin) has no bottom hole, it has a design and looks nice, not cheap looking.

    My daughter just bought a new home and outside her formal lv rm window they put in one of those expensive rocks that water bubbles out and goes into a resevoir pan :) The rock type I have always dreamed for my front yard. I could not believe it when she told me her and hubby moved it into the spot. they do heavy projects. Then the joke was on me , it was a faux rock fountain and it was so real you would never known even when you touch it. It was beautiful. I really lilke your design, thank you for sharing. You are going to make many readers very excited to make this project for their Curb Appeal :)

  200. hey jen!
    Thanks for the aMazing giveaway :) I shared on facebook and would be soo excited to win. My fiancee and I have been working so hard on sprucing up the outside of our new (old) home and this would be just the thing to add some finishing touches and amp up the curb appeal!! Thanks again :)

    love from,


  201. I really like the ladder shelves. Thatwould be a fun project for me to try. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Lowe’s is our go-to-shop for many things!!

  202. i like the Address for Success project!

  203. I have everything I need to make the Hyper tufa pots! The directions make it look like I could do it!

  204. i love the window box:) gina at hiyaluv dot com

  205. Elizabeth H says:

    I want one just like yours and I think I can do it. You have a great blog. Thanks.

  206. kristin m. says:

    am loving all the ideas for using dropcloths! kristinmik at gmail

  207. Shared on google+

  208. Shared on Faceboook!

  209. I’d love to make the Hypertufa Pots!! So cool

  210. I love the ladder shelf. I see those in home decor photos all the time and never even thought of them as a DIY project.

    Great tutorial for the fountain! Another project I would love to undertake but was too intimidated to try. This makes it much easier!

  211. Diane Griffin says:

    I like the hyper tufa pots…..

  212. Jessica P. says:

    I’m loving everything in the Outdoor Spaces section! So much inspiration and motivation to get outside!

  213. Shared this awesome giveaway and project on FB

  214. The DIY Window Box would be great in one of my windows on my duplex 😀

  215. Kim Cox says:

    I like the large outdoor black board.

  216. Sara J. Brown says:

    tiki torch planter

  217. Tracelia Karm says:

    Love the ladder shelf, cute and useful. Also I pinned on pinterest, added on stumbleupon, tweeted on twitter, added on google, and shared on facebook.

  218. I love this idea! Hubby built me a similar one (though it doesn’t spill over the pot) several years back. It’s one of my favorite birthday gifts to date!

    I love gardening and think that the tips for texture on the Lowe’s site are just great! Oh how I’d love to win this gift card! :)

  219. Lindsay R says:

    I love the stack-it-up table that you can make on the Lowes Creative Ideas site. I get the magazine at home and love to look at all of the creative ideas.

  220. I love the folding wine bar!

  221. ohh, I love the drop cloth tent! easy, and FUN!

    thanks for a great giveaway Jen!

  222. Lynn G. says:

    I think the folding chairs are really cute. They have some cute ideas!

    Lynn G.

  223. I loved the tiki torch planter and shared your fountain post on facebook 😉

  224. I love the tiki torch planter and shared your fountain post on facebook!

  225. Steffanie F says:

    Hyperturfa pots! Pottery is so expensive these days!

  226. I have always wanted to add a fountain to my yard. This might be the year. Yours turned out beautiful!

  227. Great tutorial, looks good! I like the Lowe’s window seat bench idea.

  228. I love the ladder shelf.

  229. Loving the Kids Car Wash Water Sprinkler. Too cute and looks like a lot of fun!

  230. Diy window box looks like a fun project!

  231. You picked a pretty pot as a base. I love the look the you got- a lot of look for not a lot of money. You will have to let us know if it stays clean or you have problems with algae. I love the relaxing sound of a fountain; should be a nice entrance to your home.

  232. Kathy Tremblay says:

    I like the fold up tent and the wall garden. I pinned it and I shared on facebook. I think my husband is going to make it! yay!

  233. I am still hoping to make an outdoor chalkboard for my daughter, but haven’t finished buying the supplies!

  234. Melissa says:

    I pinned, thank you!

  235. Felicia Woodward says:

    I love the tiki torch planter – I need additional outdoor lighting and that would be perfect!

  236. I love the front porch railing redo. I have been stuck on how to replace ours and the tutorial gave me tons of ideas to sort through.

  237. I love it! Looks like an easy weekend project.

  238. I love the water fountain and the swing. Thanks for the tutorial. I shared this on Facebook.

  239. I love the folding stools. Those would be perfect for camping.

  240. On a recent episode of Junk Gypsies (airs on HGTV), I was so inspired to make some drapes using drop cloths. I was excited to discover the DIY Drop Cloth Projects on Lowe’s website!

  241. I like the DIY dropcloth art and tent for the kids

  242. The outdoor water feature looks great and would be fun to make!

  243. Sharon N says:

    I love the yard swing that Lowe’s has on the cover of the latest Creative Ideas.

  244. Melissa Leach says:

    Hi Jen,

    I shared on FB and pinned!!! Thanks for the great project!

  245. Lindsay Kaeding says:

    I love the really tall birdhouses on Lowes….must have them. I shared this post on pinterest!

  246. Melissa Leach says:

    Love the window box project, so colorful!

  247. I love it Jen! I too love the sound of water and could use one outside! You make it seem so doable!
    My favorite thing at Lowe’s Creative Ideas is the deck planning. We are going to be building a deck soon…so that will help a lot. The $100.00 gift card would help too. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful week my sweet friend!!

  248. I love the DIY kids tent idea. My girls love playing outside & they would love a tent.

  249. I’d love a chance to win this!
    I really liked the kids’ drop cloth tent. It looks so easy!

  250. Oops, forgot to tell you I shared!

  251. Great tutorial! It really looks good in your flower bed!

  252. I like the how to build a kitchen playset tutorial!

  253. Beautiful Yard! I shared and I’m going to try this! Thanks :)

  254. Sallie Fitz says:

    I like the corner bench seat and kitchen storage cart!! So many tips- great website!!

  255. Sallie Fitz says:

    I pinned it and shared on Facebook

  256. Brandan Newman says:

    I like the flowers mounted in a box on the wall.

  257. Tiffany B. says:

    My favorite project is Corner Bench Seat.

  258. There are so many cool ideas on the lowe’s site! I love all their outdoor projects, the tiki planter is something I think I am going to do this weekend to spruce up the backyard a bit!

  259. I love the build your own tent. My daughter would have a blast!

    Thanks for the give away.

  260. Candace Fuller says:

    I love the diy lemonade stand! Maybe it could even be transformed into a sand/water table! :)

  261. Suzanne S. says:

    I shared threw facebook.

  262. Suzanne S. says:

    I like the weekend project for the cinch bench. Looks cute and easy.

  263. The deck top pond would be awesome to make!

  264. The fountain is my favorite. I used to have a big one of these at an old house…I would love to recreate the look.

  265. Katie Jensen says:

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter!

  266. Love, love, love the fountain. I would love to try this to add by my patio.

    I love the Drop Cloth Tent. My boys would love to have this in the woods in our backyard.

  267. Nicole H. says:

    Wire Trellis Towers look fun, but I would like to make them in a different shape…not sure how it would work! Thanks for the giveaway!

  268. Esther T. says:

    I love the hypertufa pots! Looks fairly easy AND inexpensive. Thanks Lowe’s for the giveaway!

  269. I love the ladder shelf. Maybe I can get my husband to make one for me? I’d really like to be the lucky winner of the Lowe’s card!

    I love your blog and always look forward to your newest update!

  270. Melissa says:

    We’re renting right now… and I’d love a fountain like you have, but that’s just not possible. But the water feature – http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Water_Feature.aspx
    that would be possible… and really, really cool!

  271. Cool! I’ll have to add this to my list of things to do. I love the Lowe’s site and all their ideas! I need to make a trellis soon to get some shade, it’s getting hot here!

  272. I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

  273. I like the Inspiration Videos..

  274. I love the hypertufa pots they made. Thanks for the chance to win! I’m going to make a few of these fountains so thanks for the tutorial.

  275. I love the DIY ladder shelf because I have been thinking about buying one for the kids’ bathroom. Maybe I could just make it??

  276. Kathryn Bodrero says:

    I wish I had somewhere to build the gift-wrapping station. It would be soooo nice not to have to drag everything out from under the stairs!

  277. Kristen says:

    Love the deck updates on lowes creative ideas…it makes me long for a deck!

  278. Love all the weekend projects!

  279. Kristen says:

    I tweeted!

  280. Allison C says:

    I like all of their deck update ideas. Especially the Refresh a plain wooden deck with stain since they use two tones. Our deck on our new house could certainly use some refreshing!

  281. Linda Smith says:

    I want to try the hypertufa pots soon.

  282. Shelley D. says:

    I love the DIY window planter boxes and plan on doing that very soon.

  283. I really appreciated the video on “How to Clean and Treat Your Wood Deck” – we desperately need to do this so it was really helpful!

  284. I love the Bubble Wand and the fountain!!

  285. I love the Tiki Torch Planter…we are actually going to start this weekend.

  286. Amy Bounds says:

    I am planning on making the trellis.

  287. I love the ladder shelf!

  288. I loved the color block wall art and the painted placemats. Bright and fun!

  289. Carly Delise says:

    I totally love those frosted candle chimneys and mirror table runner. That would be awesome for my new dining room

  290. I love the Deck Update project… our back patio could really use some sprucing up!

  291. I think building a few of those tents for my son and my nephew would mean hours of fun this summer.

  292. Mari Whitney says:

    What a great project; it looks so peaceful! I shared on Pinterest!

  293. I shared on my page on FB

  294. I like the wire trelis towers

  295. I shared on Twitter @aeporteous

  296. I shared on Google.

  297. I shared on Facebook.

  298. I shared on Twitter.

  299. I love the build it yourself tent! I shared on FB as Christine Hellewell Jensen

  300. I just received my Lowe’s Creative Idea Magazine in the mail last week and it’s hard to choose just one project, but I love the build-it-yourself tent. We’re fixing to host VBS at our church and it’s “park themed” so I think a couple tents would just be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

  301. I love it! Fantastic job! Looking through the ideas on the website, I think the DIY Window Box wouldn’t be too hard.

  302. Thanks to Lowe’s and you for the giveaway.

    I love the window boxes and the tent,and me and my kids are always ready to go to Lowe’s.

  303. Love the creative ideas magazine. Just got mine in the mail Saturday and haven’t had time to look at it yet. I enjoy the website too and they have an app i must download! I like their project ideas and the fact that they are rated beginner, intermediate, etc. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  304. I love the deck update! I want to do that to my deck

  305. The kids backyard tent idea is so cute, and my kids would love it!

  306. Jen that is so fun! We could use something like that in our back yard. I love my patio, but it still feels like it’s missing something. My fav idea on the Lowe’s site is the Drop Cloth Tent! My boys would LOVE it!

  307. I shared on FB! :)

  308. Rachel C says:

    The fountain is great! Window boxes are on my list too…

  309. My favorite idea — as far as one I can actually use is to upgrade the patio using pavers.. that may actually be the next item on the outdoor to do list..

  310. I shared via twitter!

  311. I have always wanted to make some Hypertufa Pots for my yard. http://lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Hypertufa_Pots.aspx

  312. Kristin D says:

    Love this project so much I shared it on Facebook!

  313. I would like to build that table saw storage table. And I LOVE your fountain! Great job!

  314. Love the color block art!

  315. I like the Wire Trellis Towers… looks like something I could do!

  316. Julie M. says:

    I’d like to learn how to build raised bed in our front/side yard!

  317. I pinned your fountain and hope to make my own! :)

  318. Jennie P. says:
  319. I love the window boxes!

  320. Michelle says:

    Love it! I pinned this idea and hope to make one myself. Thanks for sharing!

  321. vanessa.sanyer@gmail.com says:

    I shared on Twitter!

  322. vanessa.sanyer@gmail.com says:

    I love the Vertical Garden Idea!!

  323. Debra Kapellakis says:

    WOW! You took it from OK, to gorgeous! BRAVO!

  324. Miriam Prantner says:

    I really like the cinch bench!

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/statuses/204564412726657024

  325. i shared on google +

  326. I love the wire trellis towers – those would look great in my yard!

  327. I think I’d give the hypertufa pots a go.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  328. I love the DIY window box! I’ve been wanting on that I can put on my potting shed window and a DIY one would let me completely customize it!

  329. I love the stitched lampshade project.

  330. Love the lemonade stand. I have wanted one since I was a little girl. Maybe fulfilling a childhood wish. Your water feature looks wonderful, thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a great week Jen!

  331. I shared on Twitter – @poppylopparties

  332. Wow, they have some AMAZING ideas. I am so going to do that deck pond – it will be a summer activity with my kids. thanks for letting us know about this

  333. The Lemonade stand!!! I wanted one since I was a little girl. Maybe I like the idea of fulfilling a childhood wish!
    Your fountain looks wonderful! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    Have a great week Jen!l

  334. Debbie Parrish says:

    I love working in the yards,, I love the fountains too, it is a must do project for sure,, I am in Lowe’s about once a week, doing some kind of project inside and out.. right now we are doing our walkway to the back porch, so I sure could use a gift card. thanks so much and for all your ideas.

  335. My MIL was just showing me the hypertufa pots yesterday! Those look like they would be fun to make.

  336. They have lots of good ideas, but I like the tent.

  337. Becky Greene says:
  338. I love love love fountains. I really like the Standing Desk project from Lowe’s. I didn’t know they had such great projects there.

  339. Becky Greene says:

    I love the color block doormat most of all! Thanks for the chance to win!

  340. Love the ladder shelf! I have always wanted a water feature in my yard but didn’t want to spend the money. I may get one after all! Thanks for sharing!

  341. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  342. Kortnie says:
  343. Kortnie says:
  344. Kortnie says:

    I love the outdoor water feature!

  345. I love the fountain! My husband just made me a little fountain with stacked pots, it’s so cool! I checked out Lowe’s site and I loved their tutorial for installing under cabinet lighting, I think I want to do that!

  346. Traci Mathis says:

    Love your ideas! Shared on Facebook.

  347. Carolyn says:

    I love that beautiful DIY window box!

  348. Becky H. says:

    I love SO many of the ideas, but the garden fountain is my favorite! :-)

  349. Lucy janson says:

    I shared on twitter.love the color block doormat!

  350. Michelle says:

    I love the build-it-yourself tents!

  351. Jessie Johnson says:

    I shared this on facebook.

  352. Jessie Johnson says:

    I think the color block door mat is cute.

  353. I NEED to make one of those fountains! So cute. My favorite thing on Lowe’s Creative Ideas is the rainbow door mat. Love it!

  354. Did my husband and boys put you up to this? Just this weekend I received the hard sell on an outdoor fountain, but I put the hammer down on it. But THIS pot/fountain I would approve of! It doesn’t steal too much space from our already small backyard and can be done quickly and with little investment. I love the pot!! Thanks for the idea!! I’d definitely use the gift card to buy the materials for that exact fountain!!!

  355. The “Outdoor Water Feature” would be a lovely addition to our patio.

  356. Mara Yager says:

    I think the DIY tent is so awesome! Especially with summer coming up! My kids are SUPER into camping and outdoor adventures. They EVEN camp inside haha! So, I know they’d love this! TY for the giveaway, I’m sharing thru email and FB, of course :)

  357. i like the drop cloth projects, very fun

  358. Andie d says:

    I love the PVC pipe sprinkler park. My kids would love it!

  359. Neat fountain! And the colorful wood placemats are a fun idea…

  360. I love the Southeast Region Corner Garden Plan! I have the perfect corner for that! I love your new fountain, that would work in the corner garden too! :)

  361. I love the vertical garden.

  362. Yvonne Cato says:

    Thanks to Lowe’s & you for the lovely giveaway! I liked all of the deck makeover ideas. Fabulous fountain!!

  363. Laura Cosden says:

    Thanks! I shared it on facebook.

  364. Love it! Shared on Facebook! Lowes has so many great ideas, I love getting the creative ideas mag in the mail. :-) so many projects, but so little time and money!

  365. I like the vertical garden. Some neat ideas..

  366. I absolutely love this Garden Fountain! I would love to make it!

  367. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    I really liked the ladder shelf…I can think of many ways to use something like that, outside & inside!

  368. Carrie Pennington says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I love working on the yard!

  369. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! We have lived at our house for just a year and are doing all of the landscaping this summer. I am really excited to try this for our new home.

  370. love Lowe’s ideas, we have gotten a lot of inspiration from them. I think our next project might be the folding stools.

  371. Krista Bohannon says:

    I tweeted it and pinned it. I checked out the lowes creative site and loved the deck- top pond

  372. This is great! Love the step by step instructions so much that I tweeted, pinned & Facebook Ed them!!

  373. Love your water feature. Really liked the drop cloth projects on the Lowes site, too.

  374. Vanessa Helton says:

    i have shared your idea on FB !!!

  375. I shared on Facebook!

  376. I love that vertical garden on the Lowe’s website!

  377. Right now I loved the Stack-it-up Table idea!

  378. I shared onfacebook.

  379. I love all the drop cloth projects.

  380. I love the tiki torch planter

  381. I loved the trellis towers. So creative in color and practicality. I have never ending gardening needs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  382. Deebi27 says:

    OMG, you made this look zoo easy…I am saving this for what will be my son’s patio when he gets to that point in the remodeling phase. Thank you!

  383. Looks awesome! I love how you drew up the diagram in a much more readable format than my chicken scratch, haha. Let me know how it works over time… we actually found that the bucket started to buckle a bit under the weight so we had to do some readjusting. I love the sound they make… beautiful work!

    • I loved your tutorial Amanda. I tried to find a metal bucket and couldn’t that was a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial!!!


  384. Joan Adolf says:

    I just love the stacked flower pot idea. I think some cobalt blue is calling my name. http://lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/projects/Stacked_Flower-Pot_Planter.aspx


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