We enjoy celebrating Halloween but tend to keep our spooky décor low-key. I would love to do stuff outside, but we stay really close to a Primary School, and in some places here in South Africa, Halloween is synonymous with witchcraft. So small and inside it is.  But that’s okay because I get to make fairy graveyards and Spider Girls 😀 Or this magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath.

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Isn’t it cool?

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And Sergeant Skullie looks like he approves too.

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All in all, this easy Halloween idea can be finished in less than an hour and it’s sure to make friends and family do a double-take when they see that floating tin can spilling ghost breath all over the place.

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What you need

  • Clean empty tin can
  • Pot or container
  • Large pebble
  • Galvanized wire (14 or 16-gauge)
  • Packet of Halloween cobwebs
  • Free Ghost Breath printable
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Hammer and a nail

What you need to make the magical floating tin can

How to create a magical floating tin can

This is not the first time we made something float but unlike the floating teapot, I didn’t have to wait for the glue to dry 😉 To make the magical floating tin can use a hammer and a nail to make a small hole towards the top rim of the can. I used a tin can with the lid still half attached so made my hole directly underneath the open portion.

Use a metal skewer (or nail) and hammer to make a hole in the tin can

Cut a piece of wire that’s at least 40 cm long and insert one end into the hole.

Push the wire through the hole

Use pliers to twist the wire around itself. The most difficult thing about getting the tin can to float is bending the wire. I normally use jewelry wire for our crafts because it’s easy to work with. Unfortunately, it’s not strong enough to suspend the tin can. Galvanised wire, on the other hand, worked but you need to put a little elbow grease into bending it.

Twist the wire around itself to secure

Bend the other end of the cut wire so it kinda twirls around itself as shown below.

Bend the bottom end of the wire into a twirled shape

Place the twirled end inside your pot or container ……

Place the twirled wire inside a pot and weigh down with a large pebble

 and weigh the twirled end down with a large pebble.

Place the twirled wire inside a pot and weigh down with a large pebble

Play around with the position slope of the tin can.

Close up of the floating tin can prior to adding the label

Once you’re happy, put a big dollop of glue on the inside of the can to keep the wire in the right position.

The floating tin can prior to adding the label

Print out the free Ghost Breath printable and cut it to fit around your floating tin can.

Print out the free "ghost breath" label

Glue the Ghost Breath label down.

Add the free "ghost breath" label

Take some white cobwebs and wrap them loosely around the wire. Glue a small amount inside the floating tin can and drape more downwards into the pot or container to hide the large pebble.

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And that’s it.

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Easy right.

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Doesn’t it look so freaky?

Add a little fun and mystery to your Halloween decor with this easy-to-make magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath. You don't need any special tools and it takes less than an hour to make too. #HalloweenDecor #HalloweenCrafts #ACraftyMix #FloatingTinCan

Here’s a piccy from the top of the floating tin can.

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I staged the floating tin can with the famous Sergeant Skullie.

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He’s resting up against a black vase filled with dead branches. So appropriate for Halloween and so easy to do too. Just grab a can of spray paint and some branches and spray away.  

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To complete the picture, I added a few handmade runes….

Add a little fun and mystery to your Halloween decor with this easy-to-make magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath. You don't need any special tools and it takes less than an hour to make too. #HalloweenDecor #HalloweenCrafts #ACraftyMix #FloatingTinCan

And draped some hessian/burlap on the wall. What do you think? Would you add a floating tin can with ghost breath to your decor?

Add a little fun and mystery to your Halloween decor with this easy-to-make magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath. You don't need any special tools and it takes less than an hour to make too. #HalloweenDecor #HalloweenCrafts #ACraftyMix #FloatingTinCan

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Add a little fun and mystery to your Halloween decor with this easy-to-make magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath. You don't need any special tools and it takes less than an hour to make too. #HalloweenDecor #HalloweenCrafts #ACraftyMix #FloatingTinCan

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Add a little fun and mystery to your Halloween decor with this easy-to-make magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath. You don't need any special tools and it takes less than an hour to make too. #HalloweenDecor #HalloweenCrafts #ACraftyMix #FloatingTinCan

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Halloween Decorations 6 Props Table Decor, Spider Web Tablecloth, Cobweb Mantel Scarf and Table Runner, 3D bats Stickers, Stretchy Cobwebs Pack with Spiders, Home Decor for Party Office Sago Brothers

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

JOYIN 3 Pack Hanging Halloween Skeleton Ghosts Decorations, Grim Reapers for Best Halloween Outdoor Decorations
CPHBO 24 Inches Halloween Skeleton Full Body Posable Movable Jonints for Halloween Decoration Decor
JOYIN 17” Halloween Foam RIP Graveyard Tombstones (5 Pack), Headstone Decorations and 12 Bonus Metal Stakes for Halloween Yard Outdoor Indoor Decorations

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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