If, like me, you have found it very difficult to find wooden barrels or ones that are affordable for your Halloween pirate display, my wife came up with a great solution. Make your own full size barrel using two plastic half-barrel planters. The result is a realistic, light weight, and easily storable pirate rum / gunpowder barrel for your pirate ship. To see how I made mine please go to the link below. There may be other tutorials showing how to do this but I have not seen any. Let me know what you think. I always enjoy feedback. Thanks.

http://haunted-forest.webs.com/howtomakeabarrell.htm