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15 Lovely DIY Pond Designs

Now that spring is here, we’re basically obsessed with the idea of improving our outdoor space and turning our backyard into a spring and summertime haven for our friends and family. It’s already quite nice, featuring plenty of little DIY touches that we’ve added over the years, but we’re feeling pretty intent lately on adding some kind of lovely statement piece that we can be proud to announce that we made ourselves! That’s why we’ve been looking at different kinds of DIY guides and tutorials that might help us make our very own backyard pond.

Just in case you love the idea of making an awesome homemade pond this spring just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. How to build a rocky front yard pond

How to build a rocky front yard pond

Have we absolutely caught your attention with the idea of making a pond but you’re actually convinced that you might prefer to put your brand new, impressive water feature in the front yard instead of the back, since you’ve got a little more space there? Perhaps the front of your house just needs a little more character. Either way, we think you might appreciate how Mom Dot Com made this rocky pond in their own front yard, outlining how they even added a small water fall for that calming water sound.

2. Simple wooden deck style pond

Simple wooden deck style pond

When you first started envisioning the concept of what you’d like a pond in your own backyard to look like, were you actually picturing something a little more minimalist, or maybe something looks slightly more like a zen garden than a natural rocky grotto? Then we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this stunning wooden deck style pond outlined step by step on The Garden Glove.

3. Small patio garden pond

Small patio garden pond

Are you actually in search of some kind of very little, independently standing pond because your house only has a very small deck or patio rather than a full lawn? Perhaps you actually live in an apartment and you’re looking for a way to add a water element to your balcony. In any case, we think this adorable little patio pond concept, which DIY n’ Crafts shows you how to build in a concrete planter, might be a little more up your alley!

4. Small pond inspired bubble fountain

Small pond inspired bubble fountain

Just in case we’ve really caught your eye with the idea of making a small, freestanding pond for a spot in your yard but you’re actually open to the idea of making something a little more challenging, maybe you’d prefer to take a look at the way Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom created this tiered or stacked style fountain that’s inspired by small zen ponds.