10 Best Homemade Bongs
Every cannabis user has been there: out-and-about or otherwise unprepared, caught bong-less at the most crucial of times.
It is here that true genius may shine through as Marijuana MacGyvers reveal themselves to be the resourceful, gifted ganja connoisseurs they really are. Everybody has probably made a pipe out of an apple at some point (or, maybe, an aluminum can – which can’t be good for your health) which is a great method in a pinch. But others have engineered smoking solutions that would make Rube Goldberg proud – using objects the rest of the world would never consider to make homemade bongs and pipes.
Thankfully, many cannabis creatives have shared their homemade paraphernalia on the internet. We’ve collected 10 of the most creative (and craziest) DIY bongs and pipes, hopefully to inspire more endo engineers to even higher levels of greatness.
10. Honey Bear Bong
Those iconic honey bear containers can be easily made into a makeshift pipe. You’ll have to empty out all the honey first, of course – so some people suggest just buying a never-been-filled bear since sticky honey is hard to clean out. Honey bear bongs are such a tried-and-true DIY method that Brad Pitt used one in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
9. Jager Bong and Jager Bong Jr.
After your bottle of Jagermeister is bombed out, many folks just save the bottle as a decoration. Why not do something more with it? You can make a homemade bong out of most any glass bottle (see the video below to learn how), but this DIY bong gets serious bonus points in the ingenuity category for using an airplane empty bottle (50 ml) as an extra chamber.
8. Ganja Gourd
If the Halloween spirit hits you, a carved out pumpkin makes an excellent DIY bong. Though similar to an apple pipe, pumpkins are great because they come in different shapes and sizes. From miniatures to huge pumpkins, there’s a ganja gourd waiting to be made for smokers of all tolerances – so find a pumpkin that’s the right size for you, then follow along to the helpful video below.
7. Bamboo Bong
Sturdy and found growing wild in much of the world, or maybe in your carefully cared for home garden, bamboo is a no-brainer material for DIY paraphernalia. The video below shows how to make a bamboo bong; for many folks, the allure of using bamboo is that it can be used to make bongs of (sometimes ridiculously) great heights. For cannabis creatives interested in something smaller, that hits very hard (and very harsh), try your hand at crafting a bamboo steamroller.
6. Tic Tac Bong
“What is this, a bong for ants?” Could be, but it’s also a super easy, super portable, and super awesome DIY bong – plus, with Tic Tacs costing around a buck, it’s very cost effective. Basically, take an empty Tic Tac container, put a little water in it, cut a hole in the side for a bowl piece, and enjoy on the go. Watch the video below to see a Tic Tac Bong in action.
5. Tupperware Bong
When scrambling to make a DIY bong, you need something that is on-hand, easy to modify, and that you won’t miss too much. Everybody has some tupperware at home, it’s cheap, airtight, and won’t be a struggle to cut some holes in. Even better, using the different shapes and sizes of the tupperware you have makes for a fun exercise in DIY Marijuana MacGyver-ing. Check out this thread at Grasscity to get some inspiration.
4. Beer Helmet Bong
Rowdy sports fans were on to something with the beer helmet – sip brews while keeping both hands free for nachos. Cannabis users can create their own version for hands-free enjoyment by creating their own beer helmet bong, which uses two cannisters instead of beer cans for the ultimate double-chamber creation. You’ll likely need a friend to light it (both chambers at once!), but if you offer to switch off rounds using the helmet, you’ll find some willing participants.
3. NES Zapper Pipe
Some might call this desecrating a cherished childhood toy – we think it’s an upgrade that makes it more practical for today’s day and age. The zapper gun used for Duck Hunt and other games on the original Nintendo Entertainment System can be easily modified to become a homemade pipe that will impress your friends, inspire a trip down memory lane, and soon have you all giggling like that damn dog. Follow these tips to build your own Zapper Gun Pipe.
2. N64 Controller Pipe
Warning: don’t get too excited before attempting to make this awesome N64 controller pipe. Think it through: will I still have enough controllers to play Mario Kart four-player? Yes? Then proceed with the below tutorial from Stoner Tourism, which will show you how to replace the joystick with a bowl piece and create one of the coolest homemade pieces of paraphernalia we’ve ever seen.
1. LEGO Bong
LEGOs challenged you as a kid to build the coolest constructions you can think of. Well, there’s still challenges to be taken head on as an adult, and some resourceful smokers have created the wildest bongs they could imagine using LEGOs. Below, check out the Taj Mahal of LEGO bongs – it’s got a small stash box, lighter holders, and windows that let you see the water bubbling.
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10 Best Homemade Bongs Every cannabis user has been there: out-and-about or otherwise unprepared, caught bong-less at the most crucial of times. It is here that true genius may shine through
How To Make Your Homemade Bong
Have you forgotten your bong at a friend’s house? Maybe you never actually bought one, or perhaps you’re just feeling a little crafty. Whatever the case, don’t worry, we’ll help you build your own homemade bong, it’s an experience every true stoner should have at least once in their life.
1. Understanding the Basics: Parts of a Bong
In this article, you’ll find different options for making your own homemade bong, from the simplest to true art pieces. But let’s cover the basics first, starting with the parts of a bong:
- Tube : it’s usually the neck of the bong in which the smoke rises all the way into your lungs and then wonderland.
- Base : the base is base-ically where the water goes.
- Carb or Carburetor : it’s the small hole on the side or back of the bong which helps you control the airflow with your index finger.
- Bowl : the bowl is the place where you pack your weed.
- Downstem : the downstem is the thinner pipe that’s connected to the bowl, allowing the smoke to travel down to the base into the water and up through the tube.
2. The Bottle Bong
The bottle bong is a pretty simple homemade bong , and it’s good for recycling too. To make it you’ll just need to take any type of plastic bottle and a few more things, don’t worry if you don’t have the bottle’s cap because you won’t use it anyway. Keep in mind that the larger the bottle, the bigger the bong hits.
Take your chosen plastic bottle and fill up ¼ of it with water. Now, with a pair of scissors or any sharp object like a pen or screwdriver, poke a small hole just below the neck of the bottle to make the bong’s carb.
Then, add a second hole slightly above the waterline of your bottle bong. This is where the downstem will be placed. Make sure the hole isn’t too big that the stem is dancing or even falling inside.
Building the downstem and bowl
You’ll need a tube-like object, like an old marker or a pen , and some aluminum foil . The wider the marker’s diameter, the more space you’ll have for placing your buds on the bowl.
First, get rid of the marker/pen’s inner parts, keeping just the hollow tube . Taking the aluminum foil, cover one of the edges, and press softly in the center to create a bowl-like shape . It’s important that the foil doesn’t break because we don’t want the plastic below getting burned while smoking given it’s highly toxic.
All you’ll need before you can light up your new homemade bottle bong is to bring the pieces together. Take your downstem and stick the open edge into the bottle through the lower hole you’ve previously made, angling it down into the water. Now pack your bowl and fire it up!
3. The Gravity Bong
The Gravity Bong is a cool, scientific-looking method for making a homemade bong and it also requires just a few simple things you can find at home :
- a plastic bottle;
- a needle or a toothpick;
- some aluminum foil;
- any kind of container, as long as it’s bigger than the bottle.
Building a Gravity Bong
To start with, take the bottle, toss the cap, and cover the mouthpiece with the foil in order to make the bong’s bowl. Now with the needle or any thin stick, poke small holes into the bowl so that the smoke can travel through and into the bottle.
Then, take the bigger container, fill it up with water and sink your half bottle with the foil inside, with the aluminum bowl looking up, of course. Pack up your bowl and light it up as you slowly lift up the bottle, making sure you don’t pull it out completely as it gathers the smoke inside.
Keeping the bottle at the same level, carefully take off the aluminum foil and absorb the smoke gathered inside as you push the bottle down. If you can’t smoke it all in one hit just cover the mouthpiece with your hand until you’re ready to take another one.
Extra Tip: If you want to make your homemade gravity bong look more professional , take the bottle’s cap and make a hole in the center. Then, cover it with foil and pressing softly in the center make the bowl shape through the cap’s hole. Add the small holes with a needle and then put the cap back on the bottle.
Now when you light up your buds, instead of taking off the foil you can unscrew your cap.
4. The Tic Tac Bong
So you’re at home at 3 am, you ran out of rolling papers, you’re googling for any smoking devices alternatives you can make at home but you’re so unlucky you don’t even have any plastic bottles at home. There’s no need to panic, turns out a small recipient like a Tic Tac box can be your best ally. Or you can even go big and use a Pringles empty box.
Building a Tic Tac Bong
It’s easy: take the empty Tic Tac box and with a couple of scissors drill a small hole near the bottom, where you’ll stick the downstem in. If you don’t know how to build a downstem, you can follow the same instructions from the Bottle Bong method.
Now, make another small hole closer to the upper edge of the box, which will work as the carburetor.
Finally, fill the small bong with water, it should be enough to cover the stem’s edge, and using the already existent hole in the Tic Tac box as the tube, inhale as you light up.
5. The iBong, or the Apple Bong
Who knew you could even get bongs at Apple. Just kidding. The homemade fruit bong (although it’s more of a pipe) is a true classic. And the best part is that this method is cheap and easy to do : it requires only an apple and a pencil, plus it adds good flavor.
Building an Apple Bong
The first step is getting a ripe apple and removing the stem. Stick the pencil, or any pointy object, through the top until you reach the center of the apple to create your downstem and bowl .
Now with the same pencil stick a hole through the side of the apple, also until you reach the center, aiming to make both holes meet in the middle . This one will be your carburetor . Lastly, make a hole by the front of the apple, also meeting the other two holes in the middle, this will act as the tube .
Extra Tips: Apple pipes are great, yes, but don’t get stuck only with apples though! You can use many types of fruits and vegetables as a bong, such as bananas, pumpkins, pineapples, cucumbers and even combine more than one together, get creative!
Voilá, your apple bong is ready to go, light it up!
5. Mason Jar Bong
We know jars are the favorite object for DIY crafts of the decade so of course, we had to include them in this list. This is a good method for those who are feeling inspired and want to put dedication into their homemade bongs.
Building a Mason Jar Bong
The first thing you’ll need to do is take any jar you find at home and cut three holes into the lid, two of them equally sized and a smaller one for the carb.
Then, grab any tubes you find at home, or old markers as we did in the plastic bottle method, and stick them into the jar through the bigger holes. Keep in mind one of the tubes should be long enough to be covered by the water in order to work as the downstem .
If you’re feeling inspired, then purchase a couple of transparent tubes to turn your homemade bong into a professional-looking bong. Make sure the holes and the tubes resemble in size .
Extra points: to avoid air from sneaking out through the lid’s holes you can also add some rubber grommets around the tubes to seal the air properly.
Finally, you’ll need to build a bowl on the edge of the longer tube. You can do this the easy way, by covering it with aluminum foil, or you can attach a metal bottle cap to it -which you could get from olive oil bottles, alcoholic bottles, or anything that comes useful- then add some small holes inside to let the smoke through.
6. Conclusion And Recommendations
You don’t really need to be an engineer to build your own homemade bong, and the most fun part is that you can use basically anything your mind can think of to do it too! The main thing you’ll need is some creativity and patience .
We hope these ideas helped to spark up both your imagination and bowls! Please remember to be careful that you don’t smoke any plastic while testing your smoking device and you should be good to go. Enjoy and don’t forget to send us photos of your masterpieces!
Building your own homemade bong is an experience every true stoner should have at least once in their lifetime. Find the tutorial for your homemade bong here!