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An Urn Bubbler

Add this easy-to-make water feature to any yard.

You don't have to spend lots of time and money installing a pond to bask in the calming sights and sounds of a water feature.

This project features a 3-foot-tall earthenware urn with a fountain kit installed in it. It's so simple, you don't even need a plan.

 

Instructions:

1. Drill a hole in the bottom of the urn with a carbide-tip drill.

2. Snake the fountain kit line through the hole.

3. Seal around the edge of the hole with aquarium silicone -- fish-tank glue.

4. Fill the urn with water, plug in, and turn on.

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