How to Create a Custom Ice Fountain

by Jacque and MattOctober 31, 2014

An outdoor planter turned into an ice fountain? It’s possible, and Jacque and Matt, the do-it-yourself experts from The DIY Village, create exactly that! So what does this ice fountain do? It allows you to store drinks outdoors along with ice while pouring cold water over the ice and drinks to keep them at the same temperature. When you’re not using the ice fountain for drinks, you can dress this planter up and make it a cool outdoor water feature!

The DIY experts show you the step-by-step process of creating one of these unique water features in the video tutorial below. Be sure to check it out for a more thorough tutorial!

When you plan to entertain guests, this cooler will be a perfect addition to an outdoor space, especially when you have the grill fired up!
Here are the supplies that you will need to create this water fountain:

    • Plastic planter
    • Fountain pump
    • Pond nozzle kit
    • Drill
    • 1 1/2″ Saw Bit
    • Silicone Adhesive
    • Tin Snips


  1. Drill a hole in the side of the planter (this will allow for you to pull the cord to the pump through.)
  2. Assemble the pump and use the silicone adhesive to stick the pump to the bottom of the planter.
  3. Patch up the hole. This will allow you to fill the planter up with ice and drinks without any spillage.
  4. Once the silicone has dried, fill up your planter with your favorite cold beverages and enjoy with friends and family!

For more DIY videos by Jacque and Matt, visit the YouTube channel.

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