Glue Gun waterfall- Very Easy Step by Step Tutorial


Here comes another tutorial on making a Hot Glue Gun waterfall. Making this craft is so much fun and can be addictive sometimes! Moreover, it is very easy to make compared to many other home-decor crafts. This beautiful miniature waterfall can be used as a room-decor or even to decorate your fairy garden. You can use any platform such as a wooden board, glass, porcelain plate etc. to build your waterfall and it just takes less than half an hour to complete this project!


hot glue gun waterfall


Supplies you need for this DIY Hot Glue Gun Waterfall

1. Hot Glue. (I used at least 8 to 9 glue sticks for this project)

2. Scissors

3. Transparent plastic sheets (I just recycled the plastic package which came with my craft supplies.)

4. Blue and white paint

5. Artificial Moss rocks

6. Rocks

7. Artificial leaves

8. A plate


Steps to make this Hot Glue Gun Waterfall

Watch the video tutorial at the top or follow the below steps. I promise, it is gonna be easier than you think! 🙂

Step 1

Get a clean, dry porcelain plate and a transparent plastic sheet. 

Fold the plastic sheet to a size that fits inside the plate. Now, apply some hot glue in the plate in a circular shape and stick the folded plastic sheet over it.

glue gun waterfall-step1-stick the plastic sheet on the plate

Cut the edges of the sheet to give the remaining part a round shape. 

glue gun waterfall-step1-cut the edges of the plastic sheet

Step 2

Stick some rocks and mossy rocks around the plate using hot glue.

glue gun waterfall-step2

glue gun waterfall-step2-stick some rocks

Step 3

Stack up a few rocks as shown below and fix them in place using hot glue. We will build our waterfall over this.

glue gun waterfall-step3- tack the rocks

Step 4

Get another small piece of transparent plastic sheet as shown below. Stick one end of it on top of the rocks which we stacked up and the other end over the plastic sheet inside the plate. We have made the structure of the waterfall.

glue gun waterfall-step4- stick another piece of plastic sheet

Step 5

I wanted to get a bluish colour for the water. So I painted light blue acrylic paint at the bottom of the waterfall. Also, I gave some white strokes on the top.

glue gun waterfall-step5- paint blue and white

Step 6

Now, let’s make the water using hot glue. Get the hot glue gun again and run the hot glue over the plastic sheet from the top of the rocks to the bottom. Now, squirt some glue at the bottom of the waterfall where we painted blue colour. 

glue gun waterfall-step6- apply hot glue

Step 6

Complete the structure by sticking more rocks, mossy rocks, artificial leaves and plants till you are satisfied with the look. You can also add some flowers if you like. 🙂

Don’t forget to add some drops of hot glue randomly over the rocks and plants to get the look of scattered water drops.

diy mini waterfall using glue gun

That’s it! We just made a beautiful Hot Glue Gun waterfall 🙂 Wasn’t it super easy?!!

Get ready and make your own versions of miniature waterfalls! Join my Facebook Group and share the pictures with me! I would love to see your beautiful creations!

If you loved this diy miniature waterfall, you may also like the below home-decor crafts:

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