A bong is a device that allows you to smoke your favorite herb or tobacco in a smooth and filtered way. It works by passing the smoke through water, which cools it down and removes some of the harshness. Bongs can be made from various materials, such as glass, ceramic, metal, or plastic. However, if you don’t have access to a store-bought bong, or you just want to try something different, you can make your own bong at home using some common household items. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a bong from a plastic bottle, a pumpkin, and an apple. These are easy and cheap methods that anyone can do with minimal tools and skills.
How to Make a Plastic Bottle Bong
A plastic bottle bong is one of the simplest and most popular homemade bongs. All you need is a plastic bottle of any size, a pen or a straw, some aluminum foil, a needle or a pin, and some duct tape. Here are the steps to follow:
- Fill up the plastic bottle about a quarter of the way with water. This will be the base of your bong. You can use any kind of water, but filtered or distilled water is better for your health.
- Remove the lid from the bottle and set it aside. You won’t need it for this project.
- Tear off a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap it around the mouth of the bottle. Press it down with your thumb to form a bowl shape in the center of the opening. This will be where you put your herb or tobacco.
- Poke some holes in the aluminum foil bowl with a needle or a pin. Make sure the holes are small enough to prevent your herb or tobacco from falling through, but large enough to allow air flow. Five or six holes should be enough.
- Punch another hole in the side of the bottle, just above the water level. This will be the carb hole, which you will cover with your finger when you smoke and release when you inhale. You can use the same needle or pin to make this hole, but wiggle it around to make it slightly bigger.
- Take a pen or a straw and remove any ink or paper from it. You want to have a hollow tube that can fit through the carb hole. Cut off one end of the tube at an angle, so that it can reach into the water when inserted through the hole. This will be your downstem, which will carry the smoke from the bowl to the water.
- Insert the downstem through the carb hole and angle it downwards so that the cut end is submerged in the water. The other end should stick out of the bottle and act as a mouthpiece. Use some duct tape to seal any gaps around the hole and make it airtight.
- Pack your herb or tobacco into the aluminum foil bowl and light it up. Place your mouth over the mouthpiece and cover the carb hole with your finger. Draw in some smoke until the bottle fills up with smoke. Then, uncover the carb hole and inhale the smoke quickly.
Congratulations, you have just made your own plastic bottle bong! Enjoy your smooth and satisfying hits, but remember to change the water and clean the bong regularly to avoid mold and bacteria growth.
How to Make a Pumpkin Bong
A pumpkin bong is a fun and festive way to celebrate Halloween or any other occasion with your herb or tobacco. It is also very easy to make, as long as you have a pumpkin, a knife, a spoon, a drill or a screwdriver, and a downstem and bowl from another bong or pipe. Here are the steps to follow:
- Cut out the stem of your pumpkin with a knife. Use the stem as a handle to pull out the top piece and scrape off any seeds attached to it. Set it aside so you can use it later as a lid.
- Scoop out all the seeds and pulp from inside the pumpkin with a spoon. You want to have an empty cavity that can hold water.
- Drill or poke a hole in one side of the pumpkin, near the bottom. This will be where you insert your downstem and bowl. Make sure the hole is big enough for your downstem to fit snugly.
- Insert your downstem and bowl through the hole and angle it downwards so that the end inside the pumpkin is submerged in water. You can add some water to the pumpkin before or after inserting the downstem, depending on your preference. The water level should be about an inch above the end of the downstem.
- Drill or poke another hole in the opposite side of the pumpkin, near the top. This will be your carb hole, which you will cover with your finger when you smoke and release when you inhale. Make sure the hole is smaller than your finger and not too close to the downstem.
- Place the lid back on the pumpkin and secure it with some toothpicks or skewers. You can also carve a face or a design on the pumpkin for extra fun.
- Pack your herb or tobacco into the bowl and light it up. Place your mouth over the stem and cover the carb hole with your finger. Draw in some smoke until the pumpkin fills up with smoke. Then, uncover the carb hole and inhale the smoke quickly.
Congratulations, you have just made your own pumpkin bong! Enjoy your festive and flavorful hits, but remember to dispose of the pumpkin after a few days to avoid rotting and attracting pests.
How to Make an Apple Bong
An apple bong is a classic and natural way to enjoy your herb or tobacco. It is also very simple to make, as all you need is an apple, a pen or a straw, and a knife. Here are the steps to follow:
- Wash and dry your apple. You can use any kind of apple, but a large and firm one will work best.
- Remove the stem from the apple and set it aside. You will use it later as a bowl.
- Take a pen or a straw and poke a hole through the top of the apple where the stem was. Push it all the way through until it comes out of the bottom of the apple. This will be your downstem and mouthpiece.
- Poke another hole through the side of the apple, perpendicular to the first hole. Make sure it meets the first hole in the middle of the apple. This will be your carb hole, which you will cover with your finger when you smoke and release when you inhale.
- Take a knife and cut off a small piece of apple from around the top hole. You want to have a flat surface that can hold your stem.
- Insert your stem into the top hole and press it down firmly. This will be your bowl, where you put your herb or tobacco.
- Pack your herb or tobacco into the stem and light it up. Place your mouth over the bottom end of the pen or straw and cover the carb hole with your finger. Draw in some smoke until the apple fills up with smoke. Then, uncover the carb hole and inhale the smoke quickly.
Congratulations, you have just made your own apple bong! Enjoy your fresh and fruity hits, but remember to eat or compost the apple after smoking to avoid wasting food.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post on how to make a bong from household items. These are just some of the many ways you can get creative and crafty with your smoking devices. Have fun experimenting with different materials and shapes, but always be careful and responsible when smoking. Stay safe and happy smoking!