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How to Make a Bong Without Foil


If you want to enjoy your herb or tobacco in a homemade bong, but you don’t have any foil to make a bowl, don’t worry. There are other ways to make a bong without foil that are easy and cheap. In this blog post, we will show you how to make two types of bongs without foil: a plastic bottle bong and a gravity bong.

Plastic Bottle Bong

A plastic bottle bong is one of the simplest and most common homemade bongs. All you need is a plastic bottle, some water, a pen or a highlighter, and some aluminum foil. Here are the steps to make a plastic bottle bong without foil:

  1. Fill up a plastic bottle ¼ of the way with water. Any kind of plastic bottle will work, but keep in mind that the larger the bottle is, the bigger the bong hits will be. Don’t worry if you don’t have the cap to the bottle—you won’t need it! The water you’re putting in the bottle is what the smoke will filter through when you’re smoking the bong.
  2. Poke a hole just below the neck of the water bottle to make the carb. The carb is the hole you’ll cover with your finger at first and then let go of so you can inhale the smoke in the bottle. Make the hole large enough for air to easily flow through it, but not so big that you won’t be able to cover it with your finger. You can use any sharp tool to make the hole, like a pen, a knife, or a straightened out paperclip. Be careful that you don’t cut yourself or make the hole too big.
  3. Make a second hole slightly above the waterline for the downstem. You’ll put the downstem—the tube with the bowl attached to it—through this hole at an angle so the end inside of the bottle is submerged in the water. Make this hole with the same tool you used to make the first one. Make the hole about the same width as a pen. If it’s any smaller, you may have a hard time pushing the downstem through, and if it’s any larger, the downstem may be too loose.
  4. Use a highlighter and foil to fashion a downstem for the bong. To make the downstem, empty the contents of a highlighter so you’re left with just the hollow plastic tube. You may need to use scissors or pliers to pull the highlighter apart. Then, tear off a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap it around the wide end of the plastic tube. Press the center of the foil down into the tube to make the bowl and poke tiny holes in it so the smoke can get through.
  5. Push the open end of the downstem through the bottom hole you made. Angle the downstem downward so the open end inside of the bottle is submerged in the water. When you’re finished inserting the downstem, the bowl should be angled upward on the outside of the bottle. If you’re having trouble fitting the downstem through
    the hole, make the hole a little bigger and try again. Be careful not to make
    the hole too big or the downstem will be too loose.
  6. Pack
    the bowl and try out your new bong. To use your plastic bottle bong,
    start by covering
    the carb—the hole you made at
    the top of
    the bottle—with your finger.
    Then, light up your herb or tobacco in
    the bowl and slowly inhale from
    the mouthpiece—the opening at
    the top of
    the bottle.
    the bottle fills up with smoke,
    let go of
    the carb and inhale
    the smoke quickly.

Gravity Bong

A gravity bong is another easy way to make a homemade bong without foil. A gravity bong uses water and air pressure to create suction and fill up a container with smoke. To make a gravity bong, you need two plastic bottles: one larger than
the other, such as a two-liter soda bottle and a 16-ounce water bottle.
You also need some water, scissors,
and something metal that can hold your herb or tobacco, such as
a socket for
a socket wrench,
a thimble,
or another circular piece of metal.
Here are
the steps to make
a gravity bong without foil:

  1. Cut off
    the bottom of
    the smaller bottle and
    the top of
    the larger bottle.
    You want to have two open-ended containers that can fit inside each other.
    The smaller bottle will be
    the chamber where
    the smoke will collect, and
    the larger bottle will be
    the base that holds
    the water.
  2. Fill up
    the larger container halfway with water.
    the container down and fill it up with tap water.
    the amount of water so that
    the container is only half-full.
    This amount will give you enough gravity to make
    the bong work without making a mess.
  3. Make a bowl out of
    the metal piece you have.
    If you’re using
    a socket, you can simply place it on top of
    the smaller bottle and secure it with some tape or rubber bands.
    If you’re using
    a thimble or another metal piece, you may need to poke some holes in it so that
    the smoke can get through.
    You can also use some tape or rubber bands to attach it to
    the smaller bottle.
  4. Pack
    the bowl and insert
    the smaller bottle into
    the larger one.
    Put your herb or tobacco in
    the metal bowl and push
    the smaller bottle down into
    the water-filled base.
    The water should rise up to
    the neck of
    the smaller bottle, but not reach
    the bowl.
  5. Light up your herb or tobacco and slowly pull up the smaller bottle. As you pull up the smaller bottle, the air pressure will force the smoke into the chamber. Keep pulling until the smaller bottle is almost out of the water, but not completely. Be careful not to pull too fast or too hard, or you may spill the water or lose the smoke.
  6. Remove the bowl and inhale the smoke from the smaller bottle. To use your gravity bong, take off the metal bowl from the top of the smaller bottle and quickly put your mouth over the opening. Push the smaller bottle back down into the water as you inhale the smoke. The water will push the smoke into your lungs, giving you a powerful hit. Enjoy!


Making a bong without foil is not hard if you have some basic supplies and a little creativity. You can use a plastic bottle bong or a gravity bong to enjoy your herb or tobacco without spending money on a new bong. Just remember to be careful when making and using your homemade bong, and always clean it after each use. Happy smoking!