A lush landscape and garden offer a comforting place to rest after a long hard day. You can also have garden statues to add a source or the environment. Put the finishing touch on your sanctuary a wishing well built from bricks. Instead of filling the pot with water to catch coins, fill the pot with potting soil for planting your favorite perennials.


wishing well with bricks

Build the pit

Draw a circle with a diameter of 3 feet (90 cm) with spray paint on the ground where you will build the wishing well. Paint another line to three inches (7.5 cm) away to use as a guide to place the bricks.


Dig the existing lawn from inside the circle. Dig a trench 3 inches (7.5 cm) deep in the space of 3 inches (7.5 cm) around the circle. Dig two trenches 4 inches (10 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) depth adjacent to each other on either side of the circle of the posts to the ceiling. Enter 2 by 4 pieces of wood in the holes. Bury the wood down with a mallet.
Fill the trench with sand two inches (5 cm) high. Filled with sand in and around the holes to secure the tables. Level the sand around the trench with the back of the blade.

Place a layer of bricks in the trench. Leave a small space between each brick to fill with mortar.

Mixing the mortar in a cuvette according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Ask a bag at a time so you do not waste it.

Dragging the tip of the blade through the mortar and a layer extends 1 inch (2.5 cm) on the side of a brick. Put brick, mortar side having downwardly on the top two blocks of the first layer so that the center of the brick is located in the space between the other two. Leave a small space and place another brick next to it. Continue adding bricks in this manner until you have five layers staggered brick. Let the mortar dry for two to four hours.

Add a thick layer of mortar to the end and spread it over the well vertically bricks to fill the spaces between them. Scrape excess mortar from bricks to the side of the blade. Let the mortar dry for two to four hours.

Brush off excess mortar dry well with a bristle brush.

Build the roof

Place flat wood 30 inches (76 cm) long piece of 2-by-4 posts. Ensures the piece of wood to the studs with nails 6 inches (15 cm). This piece of wood will stabilize the wood pieces for the roof.

Pin the two triangular pieces of wood on top of each pole to the closed side of the roof. You can find these in your local store staple of home improvement parts.

Hold the top edge of a piece of wood and nail against the stabilizer in place with nails 4 inches (10 cm). Start at the left corner and nailed a nail two inches (5 cm) apart to get to the end of the stabilizer. Pin the sides of the gasket to the edge of each triangular piece of wood. Ensures the other piece of plywood on the other side of the well in the same way.

Paint wood plywood with exterior latex paint of the desired color. Use a small paint roller to avoid brush strokes are visible.