Marijuana can be smoked many different ways. You can roll a blunt, roll a joint, use a glass weed pipe or a bong. You can even vape pot. Some people even smoke out of carrots, apples, honey jars and anything else they can get their hands on. There are even ways of smoking a bud straight, without any device.
Tokers are very creative. What else is sativa for? So, it makes sense that there are several different options when it comes to smoking weed.
The bong is probably one of the most well known and fun ways to enjoy a session. In case you just woke up from a 50 year coma, a bong is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “a water pipe used for smoking marijuana or other drugs.”
Now, if you don’t actually own a bong, here are a few ways you can make a bong with items lying around the house.
How to Make a Plastic Water Bottle Bong
Here is what you will need:
- Water bottle or plastic bottle
- Knife or Box Cutter
- Bowl Piece (optional)
Once you have assembled these items it’s easy to get started. First, take the pen and hollow it out by removing the ink tube and turn it into your down stem.
Set that aside and take your water bottle and carve a small hole that the pen can fit into it. You should make the hole approximately 1/3 the distance from the bottom of the bottle. Take your pen and put it into the hole you made diagonally so one end of the pen is touching the bottom of the bottle.
Once you’ve done that, place a bowl-like piece on the top end of the hollowed out pen, which is acting as your down stem. This will be where you put the marijuana. If you don’t have something that looks like a bowl-piece you can cover the end of the pen with aluminum foil.
If you are going the foil route, simply poke some small holes into the foil so when you burn the weed, the smoke can easily flow into the bottle. Try to get yourself a glass bowl if you can because some studies show that smoking aluminum foil isn’t that great for you.
According to https://www.rehabcenter.net/tin-foil-drug-abuse/ …processed aluminum foil is coated with food-grade oils, which may be toxic when inhaled. Certain types of foil have special coatings added to them to make them non-stick, substances which may also increase this toxic exposure.
Now that you have you’ve literally created a bong, just add water, filling the bottle about a quarter of the way. Remove the cap on top of the bottle and it will act as your mouthpiece.
Add marijuana to the bowl and you are good to go, just light and inhale.
Some people like to add a little carb on the side of the bottle similar to what pipes have to help with the flow of the smoke. It is not required when making a plastic water bottle bong, but it does make the hit a tad bit smoother when clearing the smoke..
Option number two is a fruit! Nope, it’s not an apple, its a watermelon! And making it can be a fun activity.
So, if you’re not into smoking out of plastic or aluminum foil, fruit can be an interesting alternative. It’s a way to make an organic bong. This may be a more seasonal option, but you know there’s going to be watermelon and other fruits at your house or on picnics.
- Bowl Piece (Optional)
- Power Drill
A watermelon bong is a little more complicated than the other two fruit options, but it works pretty well and smoking from one is quite enjoyable. It is helpful if you have a bowl-piece you can stick into the watermelon, you can do it without a bowl piece but that makes it a little more challenging.
Take a watermelon and hollow it out by drilling a hole in the top and draining the juice.
Next you will drill a diagonal hole into the side of the watermelon for the down stem and the bowl. If you have a bowl piece you can stick this directly into the down stem you have created.
If you don’t have a bowl, grab a carrot. Make a hole on the side carrot that will act as a bowl for the marijuana flower, then drill a hole through the top of the carrot until it meets the bowl where the flower will be packed. Stick the carrot into the watermelon. You may have to gently twist the carrot back and forth to ensure that it fits snugly into the watermelon and remains in place during the smoke session. Carve a hole through the top large enough to pour water in but not big enough that you can’t wrap your lips around it.
A watermelon bong is obviously not a long term solution as the fruit will start to go bad pretty quickly. So if you plan on smoking out of a fruit bong then it will probably only be good for the evening. Although, when people get baked, you might be surprised at how long they will keep smoking out of a fruit.
Pringles Can Bong
Another option out there that is a little more creative is to make a bong out of a Pringles can. Yes you read that correctly, a Pringles can. Obviously you’ll need an empty Pringles can, so if those aren’t your munchie of choice then this won’t be an option for you.
However, if Pringles are a snack choice for when you have the munchies, the only other tool you will need are the ones you used for the plastic bottle bong, minus of course the plastic bottle.
As a reminder you will need:
- Pringles Can
- Knife or Box Cutter
- Duct Tape
Now that you have your tools remember it’s very similar to the plastic bottle bong we touched on earlier. Take your Pringles can and make a small hole at the bottom of the container approximately 1/3 the distance from the bottom.
Then hollow out a pen to act as your down stem. Now if you happen to have an old down stem and bowl from a broken bong, you can also just use that for optimal results.
After you put your makeshift down stem or actual down stem into the Pringles can make sure it is secure, you may even want to use duct tape to make sure the down stem doesn’t fall out.
Lastly you will need a bowl-piece for your marijuana. If you are using an actual down stem then you likely have a bowl-piece you can put on top of that. If you are not that lucky and have to make your own, foil usually works best (*See the aluminum foil disclaimer above).
You will want to cover the end with foil and poke little holes so the smoke can flow through your creation easily.
Boom you have a bong made out of a Pringles can! All you have to do now is load the bowl with marijuana and light the weed on fire. This contraption should do the job very nicely.
Glass Works Best
Ok, now that I’ve given you a few options of the bongs you can make at home, I do have to recommend that if you want to smoke out of a bong, you should go buy one. No matter how good you get at making these DIY bongs, the glass bong works the best.
Yes some of them can be a little pricey, but not all of them are. You can’t find a good quality glass weed bong for a fair price at your local smoke shop, they rip off us stoners all the time.
You’re best option is an all-American online smoke shop, like the TNMNews online head shop. We discretely deliver all sorts of really affordable glass weed pipes, rolling papers, hemp wraps and every kind of smoking accessory you could imagine enjoying your weed with.
If you are spending your hard earned money on cannabis, you should enjoy your smoke sessions to the best of your ability. Quality glass smoke pipes are like having a nice set of scotch glasses or stemwear. There is no reason to spend a lot of your loot though.
Although the options we gave you will work just fine, we ultimately recommend you go out there and get your very own glass bong and once you get it, take care of it! Make sure you know how to clean a bong so you will enjoy using it every time.