Fast Fix: Outdoors

How to Create a Wine Barrel and Bottle Fountain

Create a one-of-a-kind focal point for your backyard or patio using a wine barrel or cask and an empty bottle of your favorite vintage.

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Place Barrel in Reservoir and Check Level

Place barrel in reservoir. Fill reservoir with water and plug pump into electrical outlet. Watch water flowing out of barrel, it should pour evenly off all sides of barrel. If necessary, level barrel base w/ wood shims until barrel is level and water flows evenly off all sides.

Postition Wine Bottle

Finally, place hole in bottom of wine bottle directly over hole in top of barrel. It's not necessary to secure the bottle further; the force of the water should fill it and flow out the neck.

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