DIY Fountain With Acrylic Sheet

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Materials Needed:

  • 3mm Acrylic Sheet
  • 3W Water Pump (200L/Hour)
  • Waterproof LED
  • 12 Volt LED Adopter
  • 3/4 inch Pipe
  • Masking Tape
  • Push Terminal
  • Plug
  • Electric Wire
  • Bucket

Tools Needed:

  • Silicone Sealant
  • Super Glue
  • Hot Glue
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Soldering Iron
  • Drill
  • Scissor
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Cutter

Decorative Items:

  • Plastic Plant
  • Spray Colour
  • Paper Sticker

Step 1: Squaring Up the Acrylic Sheet

Let’s start with 4 pcs of 3mm Acrylic Sheet of 18” x 4” and 6 small pieces of ½” x 3” for the bracing.

  • Place 4pc (18”) pcs side by side and make a rectangle with masking tape. (Refer images)

  • Attach the 4 small acrylic pieces with super glue on top of every 18-inch acrylic pieces.

  • Another 2 small acrylic pieces at the bottom of 2nd and 4th 18-inch acrylic pieces.

  • Then fold the 18-inch acrylic sheets and stick them with the masking tape.

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Step 2: The Piping

Now we need an acrylic sheet of 3" x 3.8" (Sheet 1)

  • Make a hole at one corner of the acrylic sheet to attach the water pump. (Refer Images)
  • Take a 3/4" make a small cut, insert an electric wire through the pipe, and seal with epoxy
  • Attach the long pipe with an electric wire in it at a corner with silicone sealant and dry it out.

Step 3: Preparation for the Waterfall

Use an acrylic sheet of 3.8”x 3.8”(Sheet 2) with a small notch at a corner for the pipe to pass.

  • Attach the sheet with Silicon Sealant on the 4 small acrylic sheets which were placed in the body of long square acrylic sheets on top.
  • Then, with a soldering iron make few small holes on the sheet, to form rainwater drops.

Step 4: Electric Connection

Now we need an acrylic sheet of 4"x 4 (Sheet 3).

  • Cut the Blue Led into 4 small pieces.
  • Take 2 LED pieces, make a parallel connection, and attach them on the acrylic sheet 3.
  • Turn the sheet and spray with a silver color. (optional)
  • Take a Push Terminal and make a connection with the LEDs and the electric wire.
  • Attach the sheet 3 with Silicon Sealant on top of 18" long square acrylic sheets and let it dry for a couple of hours.

Step 5: Water Pump Connection

Now take the acrylic sheet of 3" x 3.8". (Sheet 1)

  • Attach the Water Pump with hot glue on the sheet 1.
  • Put a decorative item inside (here I used an artificial plant) the18" long square acrylic sheets.
  • Then attach the sheet 1 with super glue on the 2 small acrylic sheets which were placed in the body of long square acrylic sheets at the bottom.
  • Take 2 LED pieces, make a parallel connection and attach them on sheet 1.
  • Connect the LEDs with the pump and electric wire together and connect them with a Push Terminal.
  • Then take a 12 Volt LED Adopter and connect it with the same Push Terminal.

Step 6: Final Setup

  • Use the paper sticker to cover the masking tape area.
  • Take a bucket for water container and spray with a silver colour (optional)
  • Cut the lid of the bucket and place the long acrylic sheets on the bucket.
  • Then finally plug in the wire connected with the 12 Volt LED Adopter and switch it on.

Watch the full video on YouTube:

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    5 months ago

    That looks really nice. If you get a chance, if you could add titles to each of your steps it would make it easier for readers to scroll between sections of your project.

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