How to Make a Water Bottle Bong – A Step by Step Guide

If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to enjoy your herb or tobacco, you might want to try making a water bottle bong. A water bottle bong is a homemade device that allows you to smoke your product through water, which filters and cools the smoke. All you need are some basic household items and a little creativity. In this guide, we will show you how to make a water bottle bong in 12 simple steps.

What You Need

To make a water bottle bong, you will need the following materials:

  • An empty plastic water bottle. Any size will do, but a standard 16.9 ounce bottle is ideal. Remove the cap and label.
  • A lighter. You will use this to light your herb or tobacco, but also to help make the hole for the downstem and melt it to the bottle.
  • Scissors or another sharp tool. You will use this to poke holes in the bottle for the downstem hole and the carb.
  • A bowl. This is where you will pack your herb or tobacco. You can use a metal socket, a bottle cap, or a piece of aluminum foil.
  • A downstem. This is the tube that connects the bowl to the water in the bottle. You can use an empty pen tube, a straw, or a metal tube.
  • Duct tape or gauze. You will use this to seal the gaps between the bowl, the downstem, and the bottle.
  • Water. You will fill the bottle with some water to create the bong chamber.

What You Do

Follow these easy steps to make a water bottle bong.

  1. Fill the bottle ΒΌ full of water.

    This is the optimal amount of water for filtering and bubbling the smoke. You can experiment with more or less water, but be careful not to overfill it or spill it.

  2. Punch a hole in the side of the bottle for the downstem.

    Use your scissors or another sharp tool to poke a hole slightly above the waterline on the side of the bottle. The hole should be big enough to fit your downstem snugly, but not too big that it leaks. You can use your lighter to melt the edges of the hole and make it smoother.

  3. Punch another hole in the side of the bottle for the carb.

    Use your scissors or another sharp tool to poke another hole on the opposite side of the downstem hole, slightly above the waterline. The carb is the hole that you will cover with your finger when you inhale, and release when you clear the smoke from the bottle. The carb should be smaller than the downstem hole, but big enough for air to flow through.

  4. Make a bowl out of your chosen material.

    If you are using a metal socket, you can simply insert it into one end of your downstem and secure it with duct tape or gauze. If you are using a bottle cap, you can poke some holes in it with your scissors or another sharp tool, and attach it to your downstem with duct tape or gauze. If you are using aluminum foil, you can wrap it around one end of your downstem and press it down to form a bowl shape. Then poke some holes in it with your scissors or another sharp tool.

  5. Insert your downstem into the bottle.

    Push one end of your downstem through the hole you made on the side of the bottle, at an angle so that it reaches below the waterline inside the bottle. The bowl should be facing upward on the outside of the bottle. Use duct tape or gauze to seal any gaps between the downstem and the bottle.

  6. Pack your bowl with your herb or tobacco.

    Use your fingers or a grinder to break up your product into small pieces. Then fill your bowl with enough herb or tobacco to cover the holes, but not too much that it falls out or clogs them.

  7. Light up and enjoy!

    To use your water bottle bong, cover the carb with your finger and place your mouth over the opening of the bottle. Use your lighter to ignite your herb or tobacco as you inhale slowly and deeply through
    the bottle. You should see smoke filling up inside
    the bottle as the water bubbles. When you are ready to clear the smoke, release your finger from the carb and inhale quickly and forcefully through the bottle. Repeat as desired.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to make your water bottle bong experience more enjoyable:

  • Change the water regularly. Dirty water can affect the taste and quality of your smoke, and harbor bacteria and mold. You should change the water after every session, or at least once a day.
  • Clean your bong. To keep your bong in good condition, you should clean it periodically with some rubbing alcohol and salt. Pour some alcohol and salt into the bottle, shake it well, and rinse it with warm water. You can also use a pipe cleaner or a cotton swab to clean the downstem and the bowl.
  • Be careful with the aluminum foil. Aluminum foil can be toxic if used improperly, such as by heating, inhaling, or ingesting it. You should avoid using aluminum foil as a bowl if possible, or replace it frequently. You should also avoid inhaling too close to the bowl, or burning the foil too much.
  • Be creative. You can customize your water bottle bong by using different materials, colors, shapes, or sizes of bottles. You can also decorate your bong with stickers, paint, or markers. Just make sure that whatever you use is safe and non-toxic.


A water bottle bong is a fun and easy way to smoke your herb or tobacco without spending a lot of money or time. You can make one with some simple household items and a little bit of creativity. Just follow our step by step guide and you will have a fully functioning water bottle bong in no time. Happy smoking!