How To: Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

In this video, Amy R. Hughes shows you how to breathe new life into a salvaged urn by creating this easy water feature in 5 quick steps.

By using a cast iron planter that already has a drainage hole in its base, you can do this project with minimal tools and effort.

Age and whether an urn is stamped by its manufacturer are major factors in determining its value. This one has no maker's mark, and because it has very little rust and no traces of old paint, I'd wager that it isn't more than 10 or 15 years old. Though far from an antique, it's handsome, and at $150, the price was right. The only other major expense for this fountain project was the submersible, recirculating bubbler, which I got for just $25. The rest was sweat equity. Here's how to do it.

Turn a salvaged urn into a garden fountain

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