Want to make a fake waterfall without water? We have a beautiful DIY glue gun waterfall with step by step tutorial!
Making this craft is so much fun and so easy that it can become your new favorite hobby! Just like our popular floating tea-cup decor project, this waterfall craft is a perfect boredom buster craft for tweens, teens, and even adults.
This beautiful miniature waterfall can be used as fake water for diorama, miniatures, waterfall model for school projects, fairy garden waterfall, or simply as homemade room decor. You can use any base such as a wooden board, glass, porcelain plate, etc. to make your waterfall and it just takes less than half an hour to complete this project!
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How do you make fake water for a waterfall?
You can make fake water in many ways. For example, you can use PVA glue, melted candle gel wax, etc to make artificial water. In this waterfall craft project, we have used hot glue to make fake water. We painted the transparent plastic sheets blue and white and applied hot glue over them.
Supplies you need to make a DIY Hot Glue Gun Waterfall
1. Hot Glue. (We used at least 8 to 9 glue sticks for this project)
3. Transparent plastic sheets (We just recycled the plastic bag which came with our craft supplies.)
8. A plate
How to make a waterfall with hot glue
Watch the video tutorial at the top or follow the below steps. It is gonna be easier than you think! 🙂
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.
Cut the edges of the sheet to make it neater and to give the remaining part a nice round shape.
Stick some rocks and mossy rocks around the plate using hot glue.
Stack up a few rocks and stick them to each other using hot glue as shown below. Now stick it on the plate. We will build our waterfall on this.
Get another small piece of the 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.
I wanted to get a bluish color 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.
How to make fake water with glue?
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 to make it look like a pond.
Complete the structure by sticking more rocks, mossy rocks, artificial leaves and plants till you are happy 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.
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 mini waterfalls!
If you loved this diy fake waterfall project, you may also like the below home-decor crafts:
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Cheryl@Sew Can Do says
This is adorable. My kids would love one of these. Pinned it! Would LOVE for you to link this to my Craftastic Link Party: http://www.sewcando.com/2018/09/happy-fall-craftastic-monday-link-party.html