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    Underground Fountain

    Now you see it, now you don't. A clever fountain project that will have your guests scratching their heads.If you have an old or new 18 gallon storage tote sitting around unused, grab your shovel and dig a hole to get the look of a buried spring in your yard.


  • 18 gallon storage tote or larger (Sheila recommends not using totes smaller than 18 gal.)
  • An assortment of river rocks ranging from small to large
  • Decorative element such as a sulpture or statue to sit at the top of the disappearing fountain
  • Drill with 1/4 inch drill bit
  • Air conditioner filter cut to the size of your tote lid
  • Submersible pump with adjustable water flow
  • 1/4 inch plastic tubing (or tubing sized according to the pump you are using)

  • Step 1

    Cut Notch

    Step 2


    Step 3

    Place Pump

    Step 4


    Step 5

    Route Tubing

    Step 6


    Step 7

    Fill In

    Step 8

    Add Water

    Step 9


    Step 10


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