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I wish I could take full credit for this gorgeous “Thrifty Glass Fountain”, but I can only take partial. While I did help design the glass fountain, all I really did after someone else supplied the pieces and put it together, was add the solar fountain insert, pour water into it, and find the best corner on our deck to display it 😲. I can’t wait to share all the details below, and maybe you can make one for yourself!

Before we get started, I invite you to visit all of the amazing “Thrifty Style Team” projects at the end of this post. Our team of 10 do-it-yourself bloggers, who love to decorate on a budget, really have some great ideas this month (and every second Friday of each month).

This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!

Where I Found My Thrifty Fountain

Colored glass has ALWAYS been one of my favorite go-to decorating accents because not only can you find a ton of it in thrift stores like I did for my Rainbow Ombre Colored Glass Shelf, but you probably have a few pieces in your cupboard right now (go look and see 😊).

Now, although I did not find the pieces to this Thrifty Fountain in the thrift store, I bet you indeed could. Before I get to how you can create this DIY fountain yourself, I want you to know that I found the local creator (SE Michigan) of this fountain on Facebook Marketplace. You may remember last Fall when I shared how I sell things we no longer need on Facebook Marketplace:

SAVE MONEY BUYING & SELLING ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.

This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!

Well, while I was busy selling tons of items on Facebook Marketplace, I realized it was also a fantastic on line source to buy used thrifty items, too! Have you ever tried thrift store shopping virtually? It really is a blast, and you can find just about anything. Porch pick-up is also so convenient when you do find something. I share lots of tips in the post above.

So, yes…I did find this fountain on Facebook Marketplace. The designer worked with me in “messenger” figuring out what I was looking for. For example, I new I wanted it to be blue, and funky. We went back and forth for about 2 weeks sharing photos, ideas, talking, and we finally reached the point where it was EXACTLY what I wanted, and more (she was truly so kind and patient with me). If you are interested in the seller, you can contact her here. Please let her know I sent you!

How to Style a Thrifty Fountain

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After my husband and I ventured out of our “pandemic stay at home life” 🙄 to pick up the fountain (and pay for it), we brought it home and it didn’t need anything except a nice sunny spot, some water, and the solar fountain the creator recommended (see link below to purchase one). It just looked, and sounded so beautiful/peaceful I was so happy. It was exactly what our deck needed (I absolutely love the sound of water).

SOLAR WATER FOUNTAIN INSERT

This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!
This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!

How to Make Your Own DIY Fountain

Now, I am not an expert on how to make a Thrifty Fountain, however I do know that it doesn’t sound all that difficult, and I plan to try it myself one day (It’s getting too cold now). I learned from the talented crafter that with a little gluing (okay maybe a lt of gluing and patience), and of course the addition of the solar fountain, you really could create one of these using what you have (or hunt for more cool colored glass pieces).

In other words, if you have 2 large plates, a vase, a big bowl, and a funky piece (the funky bumpy 😆 blue glass piece here was part of a candle holder) you basically have what you need. I also know that similar glass beads that you see glued on the middle plate can be found at the dollar store. Here’s a few more supplies you would need once you find your fountain “pieces”:

MULTI-PURPOSE ADHESIVE FOR ATTACHING PIECES TOGETHER

SOLAR WATER FOUNTAIN INSERT

This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!

So, what do you think of the Thrifty Glass Fountain? Do you want to try to make one? I was actually thinking about a “table top fountain” for next year??? Doesn’t that sound fun? The options are endless. Tell me your ideas in the comments pretty please 👩‍🦰.

Here’s 9 more lovely Thrifty Style Team ideas for this month…

This beautiful DIY Thrifty Glass Fountain sounds so simple to make and it's solar.  Sources included!

Redhead Can Decorate – Thrifty Glass Fountain
The Painted Hinge – Mixing Natural and Faux Elements on a Fall Mantel
DIY Beautify – Decorating with Inexpensive Amber Glass Bottles
2 Bees In A Pod – Chalk Painted Rocking Chair
Postcards From The Ridge – Fall Table with Thrifted, Gifted, and Foraged Finds
The Creek Line House – The Secret Formula for the Perfect Painted Gold Frame
The How-To Home – Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins
The Tattered Pew – DIY Faux Pumpkin WIth Floating Votives
Sweet Pea – Amazing Ideas for Fall Outdoor Decor
What Meegan Makes – Unique Fall Decorating with Vintage Pieces
Cottage At The Crossroads – How to Disguise a Chest Freezer
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – How to Make Hand-Poured Candles

Thrift Store Rainbow Ombre Colored Glass Shelf

Affordable Blue & Green Glass Decorating

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  3. What a beautiful piece to enjoy on your deck. The sound of water is so soothing and I can only imagine how pretty this is as it sparkles in the sunlight.

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  5. Cindy LONG says:

    What a great piece Julie, I love the cobalt blue! I’ll bet it sounds so peaceful!

  6. Mary Beth says:

    Your fountain is beautiful, Julie! So eclectic and unique.

  7. Jane says:

    Love your beautiful blue fountain! Winter time will give us plenty of time to scout around for the perfect colored pieces to create one next spring!

  8. Julie I too love the sound of water and your fountain is such a great option! I love the color and style you chose too. SO smart to shop on FB marketplace. I love shopping on there too!

  9. Julie, this sounds like such a great addition to your deck. The sound of water is always so calming and relaxing and goodness knows we all need more of that these days! It’s such a pretty color too!

  10. Jody says:

    I love blue period. This is so pretty. I would fb like a tabletop one very much.

  11. Rebecca Payne says:

    Beautiful! Great job.

  12. Meegan says:

    Oh Julie,
    This would be so pretty on my apartment cottage back porch. I am amazed at how easy and fun this is to make.
    Thanks for sharing all the details and organizing this month’s thrifty style team collaboration.

  13. Bette says:

    Hi Julie:
    Wow! That is beautiful. I have a fountain in my garden along the same line as yours. I was wondering, where you got the solar spray. I have one, but it’s not very good.
    I think you and I have similar tastes. I remember last Christmas I sent you a picture of my lantern with cobalt blue balls and you said yours had blue balls too.
    Enjoy as long as the sun shines.

    Cheers, Bette

  14. Kristi says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Julie. Love that it’s solar-powered, too. And your deck and outdoor area is just so stunning, friend. xoxo

  15. Ivory says:

    We will try and make this next summer to put on our deck. I’ve been seeking a cheap way to diy a small water fountain on our deck. You just helped me solved my problem. I simply love your fountain. So beautiful. I also love your fabulous, large flower in that nice wooden tree/flower pot. It’s so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing. Stay saf!

  16. Julie your fountain is gorgeous! I also love that it is solar powered. I love colored glass too and blue glass is one of my favorites!

  17. Debby Biri says:

    Cobalt blue, what can I say about cobalt blue??? It’s my favorite, with some teal and green items mixed into to the display. Your fountain is so fun and lovely. Good for you. I love your blog. Take care and God bless you!

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