How to Make a Bong

How to Make a Bong

A bong is a device that filters smoke through water, making it smoother and cooler. Bongs are popular among herb and tobacco enthusiasts who want to enjoy their favorite smoke without harshness or irritation. Bongs can be bought from specialized shops or online, but they can also be made at home using some simple materials and tools. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a bong using a plastic bottle, a pen, some aluminum foil, and a needle. This is a quick and easy way to make a homemade bong that works well and costs nothing.

What You Need

  • A plastic bottle. Any size or shape will do, but a standard 16.9 ounce water bottle is ideal. You can also use a soda or juice bottle, but make sure to rinse it well and remove any sticky residue.
  • A pen. You will need to take apart the pen and use the hollow tube as the downstem. The downstem is the part that connects the bowl to the water chamber. You can use any kind of pen, but a metal or plastic one is preferable. Avoid using pens with ink or glue inside, as they can contaminate your smoke.
  • Some aluminum foil. You will need a small piece of foil to make the bowl. The bowl is where you put your herb or tobacco before lighting it. You should use thick or heavy-duty foil for best results. If you only have thin foil, fold it over to make it thicker.
  • A needle. You will need a needle to poke holes in the foil and the bottle. You can use any kind of needle, such as a sewing needle, a straight pin, or a toothpick.
  • Some water. You will need some water to fill the bottle and create the filtration system. You don’t need much water, just enough to submerge the end of the downstem.
  • Some herb or tobacco. You will need some herb or tobacco to pack the bowl and enjoy your homemade bong. You can use any kind of herb or tobacco you like, but make sure it is dry and finely ground.

What You Do

  1. Fill up the bottle with water. Pour some water into the bottle until it is about one-fourth full. This is the water chamber of your bong, where the smoke will pass through and get filtered and cooled.
  2. Make the carb hole. The carb hole is the hole you cover with your finger when you inhale and release when you clear the smoke from the bottle. To make the carb hole, poke a hole in the side of the bottle near the top, just below where the neck starts. Use your needle to make the hole and wiggle it around to make it slightly bigger.
  3. Make the downstem hole. The downstem hole is where you insert the pen tube that connects to the bowl. To make the downstem hole, poke another hole in the side of the bottle near the bottom, just above where the water level is. Use your needle to make the hole and wiggle it around to make it slightly bigger.
  4. Make the downstem. To make the downstem, take apart your pen and remove any ink or glue inside. You only need the hollow tube part of the pen. If your pen has a metal tip, you can leave it on or remove it depending on your preference.
  5. Make the bowl. To make the bowl, tear off a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap it around one end of the pen tube. Press down on the foil to form a bowl shape in the center of the tube. Use your needle to poke some small holes in the foil for airflow.
  6. Insert the downstem into the bottle. Push the open end of the pen tube through the downstem hole you made in step 3. Angle it downward so that it is submerged in the water inside the bottle. The bowl end should be sticking out of the bottle at an upward angle.
  7. Pack the bowl and enjoy your homemade bong. To use your homemade bong, fill up the bowl with your herb or tobacco of choice. Cover the carb hole with your finger and light up your bowl with a lighter or match. Inhale through
    the mouthpiece of
    the bottle while
    the smoke fills up
    the chamber.
    When you are ready
    to clear
    the smoke,
    your finger
    the carb hole
    and inhale
    the rest
    the smoke.

Tips and Warnings

  • Make sure to clean your homemade bong after each use. Rinse the bottle and the pen tube with hot water and soap, and replace the foil bowl with a fresh one.
  • Be careful not to burn yourself or the plastic when lighting your bowl. Keep the flame away from the bottle and the foil, and don’t inhale too hard or fast.
  • Don’t use plastic bottles that are too thin or flimsy, as they can melt or collapse under heat or pressure. Use sturdy bottles that can withstand high temperatures and pressure.
  • Don’t use aluminum foil that is too thin or has holes or tears in it, as it can release harmful chemicals or particles into your smoke. Use thick and intact foil that can hold your herb or tobacco securely.
  • Don’t use herb or tobacco that is too wet or sticky, as it can clog up your bowl or downstem and prevent airflow. Use dry and finely ground herb or tobacco that can burn evenly and smoothly.


Making a homemade bong is a fun and easy way to enjoy your herb or tobacco without spending money on a store-bought device. All you need is a plastic bottle, a pen, some aluminum foil, a needle, some water, and some herb or tobacco. Follow the steps above to make your own bong in minutes and enjoy a smooth and cool smoke. Remember to be safe and responsible when using your homemade bong, and always clean it after each use.