How to Make Homemade Bong

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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 your own at home. Homemade bongs are easy to make, fun to use, and can be customized to your liking. All you need are some basic supplies, some creativity, and some time. In this article, we will show you how to make a homemade bong using a plastic bottle and some other common items. Follow these simple steps and you will have a homemade bong that is perfect in every way.

What You Will Need

  • A plastic bottle of any size. The larger the bottle, the bigger the hits will be.
  • A pen with the ink removed or a metal tube for the downstem.
  • A small piece of aluminum foil or a metal bowl for the bowl piece.
  • A sharp tool, such as a knife, scissors, or a paperclip, for making holes.
  • Some water for filling the bottle.
  • Your herb or tobacco of choice for smoking.

Step 1: Make the Carb

The carb is the hole that you will cover with your finger when you inhale and release when you want to clear the smoke from the bottle. To make the carb, poke a hole just below the neck of the bottle with your sharp tool. Make sure the hole is large enough for air to flow through it, but not so big that you can’t cover it with your finger.

Step 2: Make the Downstem Hole

The downstem is the tube that connects the bowl piece to the water chamber. To make the downstem hole, poke another hole slightly above the waterline of the bottle with your sharp tool. Make sure the hole is about the same width as your pen or metal tube. If it’s too small, you might have trouble inserting the downstem. If it’s too big, the downstem might be too loose and let air escape.

Step 3: Make the Downstem

If you are using a pen, remove the ink and any other parts until you have a hollow plastic tube. If you are using a metal tube, make sure it is clean and smooth. Then, wrap a small piece of aluminum foil around one end of the tube and press it down to form a bowl. Poke some tiny holes in the foil so that smoke can pass through it. Alternatively, you can use a metal bowl that fits snugly on your tube.

Step 4: Insert the Downstem

Push the open end of the downstem through the hole you made in step 2. Angle it downward so that the end inside the bottle is submerged in water. The bowl piece should be facing upward on the outside of the bottle.

Step 5: Pack the Bowl and Enjoy

To use your homemade bong, start by covering the carb with your finger. Then, grind your herb or tobacco until it’s fine enough and add some to your bowl. Light up your bowl and inhale through the mouthpiece of the bottle. When you are ready to clear the smoke, release your finger from the carb and inhale again.

Tips and Tricks

  • You can use any kind of plastic bottle for this project, but avoid using glass bottles as they can shatter and cause injuries.
  • You can also use other materials for making homemade bongs, such as fruits, vegetables, cans, jars, or pipes. Just make sure they are clean and safe to use.
  • You can customize your homemade bong by adding stickers, paint, glitter, or anything else you like.
  • You can also make different types of homemade bongs, such as gravity bongs, waterfall bongs, or steamroller bongs. You can find instructions online or experiment on your own.
  • Always use fresh water for your homemade bong and change it after every session. This will prevent bacteria and mold from growing in your bong and affecting your health.
  • Clean your homemade bong regularly with hot water and soap or alcohol and salt. This will remove any residue and keep your bong in good condition.


Making a homemade bong is a fun and easy way to enjoy your herb or tobacco without spending a lot of money. You can use a plastic bottle and some other common items to make a simple but effective bong in no time. Just follow these steps and you will have a homemade bong that is perfect in every way. Happy smoking!