DIY Roswell 51 Alien Canister

Paige Hemis has a fun and decorative Halloween-themed DIY.


  • Concrete Mold
  • Jigsaw
  • Planting rings (2)
  • Velcro
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Spray adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Safety glasses
  • 24 X 28 piece of Plexiglass
  • Alien Mask
  • PVC Pipe
  • Paint
  • ½ inch bolts
  • ½ inch dowels
  • Smoke machine
  • Light machine
  • Red Sharpie

DIY Roswell 51 Alien Canister - Home & Family


1) Measure 12 inches down and mark the mold
2) Measure 36 inches down and mark the mold. This gives you your window
3) Then, measure 20 inches apart.
4) Round out corners with circle base, you can use spray paint can for this
5) Puncture a hole with a drill on your marks
6) Use a jigsaw to cut out your window
7) On the opposite side of your window, repeat marking process and cut a 6 inch hole for lights and smoke
8) Paint your canister whatever color you’d like, we used military green
9) Use planting rings for the top and the bottom
10) Cut a piece of tin foil, crumple and pull it back out flat
11) Use spray adhesive on the tube and pat aluminum flat onto inside of tube
12) Hot glue bolts and dowels to planting rings
13) Paint the painting rings, we used silver paint
14) Attach Velcro to mold and plexiglass
15) Attach plexiglass
16) Insert your PVC pipe constructed alien head (see facebook for instructions)
17) Decorate your canister to your preference!

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