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How to make a Water Wall with Wilko.com.

This has to be one of my favourite How to’s. It was so easy to make and cost £19.98 in total. Bargain! My little man plays with it for hours. All you need is a piece of fence or railing and your computer to order the necessary items. Wilko.com offers free delivery to your chosen store or will deliver to your home.

Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this post, nor was I sent the items for review. I paid for the items myself but all photos from the Wilko.com website are used with permission. All items are available and all prices are correct as of June 2015.

Log onto Wilko.com and using the search bar, find the following items.

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Wilko Extendable Willow Fence £4.00 x1

Wilko Whistle Tube £1,00 x6

Wilko Cable ties white 295mm £1.49 x2

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Wilko funnels (pack of 3) £1,00 x1

Wilko Weed Rose Red £1.50 x1

Wilko Trough Athens £4.50 x1

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I specifically chose two of each colour when I ordered the whistle tubes. You may want more, you may want less. Have fun with them in the intended way first though – swing your arm round and round and listen to the whistle that is made as you twirl it slower or faster.

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Use the cable ties to attach the willow trellis to your fence or railing. If like me, you find that one cable is too short to go around the fence board, thread two together to make an extra large cable tie. Genius! (I can’t claim credit for this tip – my neighbour was watching with interest and told me what to do!)

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Start attaching your tubes! It helps to have an idea in your head or even better, a plan drawn out. I however, just jumped straight in as I had an excited little man waiting patiently beside me.

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Add funnels…

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I chose one tube to have the ‘shower attachment’ (my son did put his head underneath this and soaked himself so be warned). I simply pushed it inside the end and cable tied it tightly in place. Cable ties are AMAZING for DIY! Why don’t I use them more often?!

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Progress…..and TaDaaaaahhhh!!!!

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Little man loved it. I gave him his old baby bottles that had been sat in the cupboard and they are a perfect size for his hands and hold a good amount of water for pouring. He added his play kitchen pots and pans and had great fun anticipating where the water would come out.

He poured, he caught, he tipped and splashed and got thoroughly soaked. That’s summer sorted and £20 well spent in my book.

I hope you have enjoyed this ‘How to make a water wall with Wilko.com’. I found it super easy and hope you will too.

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17 Comments

  1. Such a great idea! Anything that keeps Archie entertained for 5 minutes and I’m sold. He loves playing with water so would love this! #bigfatlinky

    • Hannah Atkinson

      My son will play with water for hours too. He’s always been fascinated with pouring and watching so tues keeps him busy x

  2. This looks really cool! What a good idea! xx

  3. This looks fab and so cheap to do! I wish I had fencing like that in our garden to be able to do it!

    • Hannah Atkinson

      Thanks! That’s a shame you have no fencing like this. Any railings anywhere? It’s so light you could maybe attach the trellis to a pipe?!

  4. Ah, this is fabulous! I have a Wilko like three minutes away from where I live and I have been looking at water walls all over Pinterest thinking how amazing they’d be. (I was actually thinking of doing a water play round up, so I may end up tweeting you soon as asking if I could feature you!) Definitely bookmarking and sharing this bad boy. Great job! Ray xx #bigfatlinky

    • Hannah Atkinson

      Oh thank you so much. Of course, please include it. I’m about to go on holiday until 1st June so if I don’t reply to a tweet, that’s why. Thanks for sharing x

  5. This looks like a great idea, my girls loved playing in water when they were small, in fact the 12 yo had a water fight in The Glade this afternoon ha! #HappyDays

    • Hannah Atkinson

      I love it when big kids let themselves go- how fun. Any day when the children are happy is a happy day for me x

  6. This is brilliant, Ive often looked on pinterest and then thought where to start…. Im off to wilko tomorrow now!! All we need is for the weather to hot up a bit. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend and lovely holiday away. xx #HappyDaysLinky

    • Hannah Atkinson

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Fingers crossed the weather improves for you guys whilst I’m away!

  7. Oh I like this a lot! You could also try bits and pieces from car boot sales, can you imagine an old weathered watering can tied to this fence?

  8. Oh my GOODNESS!!! I love this so much!!!!! I am definitely going to bookmark this and give it a go, just need to find a space in the garden! Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky x

  9. I have made a water wall recently too but I didn’t think of adding the shower head type attachment to the ends of one of the tubes! That’s a fab idea. We are going to add one of those sand wheel toys to ours too.

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