Fog machines add a nice spooky-vibe to a Halloween celebration but they aren’t exactly cheap. This $5 hack will help you send fog spilling across your table without breaking the bank.

For the hack you’ll need a candle, a stand of some sort (they use a chemist’s ring stand), a foil tin, some water and glycerin from your local drugstore, and a pop bottle. Watch the video above to see the surprisingly simple build and the cool fog-like effect you get out of it.

5 Dollar Fog Machine [via Boing Boing]