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indoor pond diy — add a soothing water feature to your space

Why not bring the soothing sounds and natural vibe of water features inside? I created this simple diy indoor pond to to just that.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial below and don't forget to pin this post for later.

diy indoor pond

p.s. check out the step by step tutorial below for exactly how to make it + links for the specific products i used.

To make this indoor pond, you'll need a planter pot in whatever size you choose — one without holes works best.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial below for how to convert a planter with drainage holes into a pot with no holes for your pond.

keeping it clean

To keep your pond clean, I recommend a 15% water change each week. Simply turn off the fountain pump, grab a pitcher and take some of the pond water out and discard (about 15%). Fill the pond back up with fresh water. You might need to add a bit more if you're in a dry climate where water evaporates easily.

growing plants & chlorine remover

You can grow real plants in your indoor pond! Before you plant them, you'll probably want to use chlorine remover to make the water safe for your plants. Just add it in according to the directions on the back and you'll be good to go!

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DIY indoor pond

DIY indoor pond

Yield: 1
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $75

create an easy indoor water feature with a planter pot and plug-in fountain

Materials

optional:

Instructions

SET UP YOUR POND

01. check to make sure your pot holds water — place it in the bathtub and fill with water. Come back in 15-30 minutes to check for leaks. If it leaks, see the steps for sealing down below

02. Fill the pot with water

03. Place the pot fountain across the tip of the pot. Secure the submergible pump to the inside of the pot, a few inches under the waterline.

04. Plug in the pump and TA-DA!

OPTIONAL


LILY PADS: These faux lily pads from Home Depot are a fun way to add a pop of color + decor to your pond. I picked the ones with white flowers for a chic look

CHLORINE REMOVER: Your indoor pond can grow real plants! First, you'll want to add the chlorine remover to your water to ensure your plants can grow. Then choose water plants like lily pads and plant away

SEALING POT HOLES:

If you fall in love with a pot with holes in it, you can seal them to create a pond.

The best way to seal is silicone — add a piece of tape across the hole on the outside of the pot. Flip the pot over and fill the other side of the hole with silicone. Once the hole is full, smooth some silicone across it and onto the inside of the pot to create a tight seal around the hole. Let dry 24-48 hours then move to step 01.

Notes

See the full blog post for tips on cleaning + water changes

p.s. This post may contain affiliate linking for your convenience. These links don’t cost extra for you to use + I always share my honest opinion.

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never skip brunch by cara newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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