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What is a Bong?

How to Make a Bong: A DIY Guide

If you are looking for a way to enjoy your favorite herb or tobacco without spending a lot of money on a fancy bong, you might want to try making one yourself. Making a bong is not only easy and fun, but also creative and customizable. You can use various household items and materials to craft your own unique smoking device. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a bong with some simple steps and tips.

A bong is a type of water pipe that filters and cools the smoke before you inhale it. It consists of four main parts: a chamber, a downstem, a bowl, and a mouthpiece. The chamber is the main part where the water and smoke percolate before you inhale, and can be made of anything with lots of interior space, like a tube or canister. The downstem is the tube that connects the bowl to the chamber, and allows the smoke to travel through the water. The bowl is where you pack your herb or tobacco, and can be made of metal, glass, or even foil. The mouthpiece is where you put your lips to draw the smoke from the bong, and can be part of the chamber or attached separately.

Why Use a Bong?

Using a bong has many advantages over other methods of smoking, such as joints, pipes, or blunts. Here are some of the benefits of using a bong:

  • It cools and moistens the smoke, making it smoother and less harsh on your throat and lungs.
  • It filters out some of the tar and toxins from the smoke, reducing the health risks associated with smoking.
  • It conserves your herb or tobacco, as you only need a small amount to get a big hit.
  • It enhances the flavor and aroma of your herb or tobacco, as the water preserves the terpenes and cannabinoids.
  • It gives you bigger and more satisfying hits, as you can inhale more smoke at once.

How to Make a Bong with Household Items?

There are many ways to make a bong with household items, depending on what you have available and what you prefer. Here are some of the most common items you can use to make a bong:

Plastic Bottle Bong

A plastic bottle bong is one of the easiest and most popular DIY bongs. You can use any plastic bottle, such as a water bottle, soda bottle, or juice bottle. Here are the steps to make a plastic bottle bong:

  1. Fill up a plastic bottle ¼ of the way with water. This will be the base of your bong.
  2. Poke a hole just below the neck of the 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.
  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 about the same width as a pen.
  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.
  6. Pack
    the bowl
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    your new
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    your plastic
    start by covering
    the carb—the hole
    you made at
    the top
    the bottle—with
    your finger.
    Then, light
    the herb
    or tobacco
    in the bowl
    and inhale
    from the mouth
    of the bottle.
    When you’re ready
    to clear
    the smoke,
    release your finger
    from the carb
    and inhale
    the rest
    of the smoke.

Gravity Bong

A gravity bong is another type of DIY bong that uses water and air pressure to create a powerful hit. You can make a gravity bong with two plastic bottles of different sizes, such as a 2-liter bottle and a 16-ounce bottle. Here are the steps to make a gravity bong:

  1. Cut off the bottom of the smaller bottle and the top of the larger bottle. You will use the smaller bottle as the chamber and the larger bottle as the base.
  2. Fill up the larger bottle with water almost to the top. This will be the water reservoir for your gravity bong.
  3. Make a bowl out of foil and attach it to the cap of the smaller bottle. Use the same method as you did for the plastic bottle bong, but make sure the foil is secure and tight around the cap.
  4. Screw the cap with the bowl onto the smaller bottle and submerge it into the water in the larger bottle. Leave some space at the top so you can grab it later.
  5. Pack the bowl and light it while slowly lifting the smaller bottle out of the water. This will create a vacuum that will draw the smoke into the chamber. Be careful not to lift it too high or it will fall out of the water.
  6. Unscrew the cap and put your mouth over the opening of the smaller bottle. Push it down into the water while inhaling to force the smoke into your lungs. Be prepared for a strong hit that may make you cough.

Other Items You Can Use to Make a Bong

Besides plastic bottles, there are many other items you can use to make a bong, such as:

  • Apple: You can use an apple as a natural and edible bong. Just carve out a bowl on top of the apple, poke a hole through it to connect to another hole on the side for the mouthpiece, and enjoy.
  • Mason jar: You can use a mason jar as a sturdy and transparent bong. Just drill or poke a hole on the lid for the downstem, another hole on the side for the carb, fill it with water, and screw it back on.
  • Lego: You can use Lego bricks to build a colorful and creative bong. Just stack them up to form a chamber, attach a downstem and a bowl, and have fun.


Making a bong is a great way to enjoy your herb or tobacco without spending too much money or time. You can use various household items and materials to craft your own unique smoking device that suits your preferences and style. Just remember to be careful when using sharp tools, hot flames, or toxic substances, and always clean your bong after each use. Happy smoking!