DIY Half Barrel Pond Tutorial

DIY Half Barrel Pond Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Dave's Projects via Youtube


Got some old whiskey barrels? Turn it into a DIY pond like this from Dave’s Projects on Youtube! This DIY pond is easy to do and doesn’t need a lot of materials to make. This will definitely give life to your garden and make it 10x livelier. Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step-by-step instructions.



  • old whiskey barrel (cut in half)
  • pond liner
  • solar-powered fountain
  • aquatic plants


Step 1

Take your whiskey barrel that is cut in half and put a pond liner within it before filling it with water. After this, put the solar-powered fountain in the center. (You can put some weight on the fountain so that it will stay in place.) Leave the water for about two weeks before putting any aquatic plants or fish.

Putting the pond liner within the half barrel pond
Image credits: Dave’s Projects via Youtube

Step 2

After two weeks, start placing some aquatic plants on it gently like miniature water lilies. After placing the plants, let everything set for a week before putting the fish.

Putting the aquatic plants to the DIY barrel pond
Image credits: Dave’s Projects via Youtube

DIY Half Barrel Pond Tutorial

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