9 Jul 2015

Barrels out of Corrugated Cardboard

Hi there! For starters, I found this amazing tutorial for making barrels from youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ULCZOawG8 Check it out! And there are many other crafting tips from the same DM... Really cool stuff.

This is just a posting of how my barrel came out, using DM Scotty's way. Here's some pics.

I started out marking the lines to the corrugated cardboard. Here's material for ten barrels...

Then I cut the cardboard for ten pieces, all having twelve corrugations. Enough to bend it to a barrel.

At this point I used scissors to cut quarter of an inch from both edges of the cardboard... You can see the two drawn lines that worked as a guide markers. Then I used craft knife to cut the vertical lines only from other side of the cardboard. It's important not to cut too deep, or all the way through.

Then I bent the cardboard to a barrel shape, and used some hot glue to stick up the edges together.

Then the bottom in place. Its cutted out from the same cardboard material, 0,5 inches diameter. And before glueing the top cover of the barrel, I glued a nob inside the barrel, to give it some weight and balance.

Then cover...And the barrels wooden parts are ready.

These white stripes were cutted out of carton. Then bent around the barrel, attached with white glue.

And finally... paint job done here. I'm very happy with the result, and amazed how easy that was to make. This is a some low cost barrel :) Now I'm gonna start my barrel factory and make nine more.

And it's even better looking in a relevant enviroment. Go and see the real tutorial and other DM's
crafting tips from youtube... Thank you DM Scotty!


  1. Alex...you are so full of tips...i can't even.

  2. Thanks again Greg! My tip, but DM Scotty's honour :) He really has some great tutorials... It must be sweet to be a player in he's D&D group.