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Fountains On Your Table

Dec 16, 2007
Adding a little extra drama and personality to your tabletops will never be as beautiful as putting on a tabletop fountain. Although a basket of fruits or a vase of freshly picked flowers has a nice effect, putting water fountains is an excellent way of bringing the element of water in your home. It'll sure make any dull tabletop come to life!

You'll be surprised at what the sound of that falling water can do one's soul. Slow flowing water has that calming property. It has that relaxing and soothing effect. So, whether it's for your living room or for your kitchen, for a party or just to funk up your tables, there's always a water fountain that will suit your every need. You can make Asian inspired fountains which makes use of native materials like bamboos, twigs and pebbles or fountains that are fancier like those using colorful marbles, flowers and plants, small jars and vases. Possibilities are endless and extends as far as your imagination can reach.

In this particular task, we will make a tart tin tabletop water fountain. This will look amazing in anybody's kitchen and will be perfect to use as the centerpiece in any birthday party.

We'll need a pump with water flow control. This can be purchased from any craft or pond supply stores. Look for or buy a pump extension tube as well. Clear extension tubes are favored for this project to make blending easier. The rest of the materials are tart tins and a nice medium-sized deep mixing bowl.

Put your water pump at the bottom of your mixing bowl. Lengthen your pump tubing using your clear pump extension tube. To conceal your tube top and to give it a nicer look, you'll need to drill a hole in one of your tart tins. You can do this by driving a nail through it. Place this holed tin upside-down on top of your extension tube to help create an umbrella-like water effect. When this is done, the fun part begins! It is now time to fill it with your decorative materials. Put the tart tins inside the mixing bowl, you can put them facing down or up, just make sure that the pump's body is covered with them. When it is, fill the bowl with water and plug in your pump. Control the water flow to make sure that it is not too strong for the tin resting on top of the tube to stay securely in place.

Maintenance of tabletop water fountains should be a breeze. If you'd like to prevent a build-up, you better use distilled water. Distilled water doesn't have minerals such as those found in tap water. Clean your fountain as often as you can. Cleaning would mean taking your fountain apart and washing it in a bleach/water solution. You should be able to put it back together in no time! Hard water stains can be removed by scrubbing it with a sponge and vinegar.

So what are you waiting for? Start making your own fountains and put a little zest to that tabletop!
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