What are the best materials and tools to use for making a glass bong at home?

A glass bong is a device that allows you to smoke herb or tobacco through water filtration, resulting in a smoother and cooler hit. Glass bongs are popular among smokers because they are durable, easy to clean, and come in various shapes and sizes. However, glass bongs can also be expensive and hard to find, especially if you live in an area where they are illegal or frowned upon. Fortunately, you can make your own glass bong at home using some cheap, basic supplies and some creativity. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a glass bong in 8 simple steps, as well as what materials and tools you will need.

Materials and tools

To make a glass bong at home, you will need the following materials and tools:

  • A piece of glass tubing, about 12 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. You can find glass tubing online or at a local hardware store.
  • A glass bottle, preferably with a long neck and a wide base. You can use any kind of glass bottle, such as a wine bottle, a beer bottle, or a soda bottle.
  • A propane torch, or any other source of high heat that can melt glass. You can buy a propane torch online or at a local hardware store.
  • A drill with a 3/4 inch diamond drill bit, or any other tool that can make a hole in glass. You can buy a diamond drill bit online or at a local hardware store.
  • A rubber grommet with an outside diameter of 31/32 inch, an inner diameter of 1/2 inch, and a 3/4 inch groove. You can buy a rubber grommet online or at a local hardware store.
  • A 14mm glass bowl and downstem. You can buy these online or at a local head shop.
  • Some water to fill the bong.
  • Some herb or tobacco to smoke.


Follow these steps to make your own glass bong at home:

  1. Cut the glass tubing to the desired length. The length will depend on the size of the bong you want to create. You can use a glass cutter or a hacksaw to cut the glass tubing. Be careful not to cut yourself or break the glass.
  2. Heat the end of the glass tubing with the propane torch. Hold the torch about an inch away from the end of the tube and move it back and forth until the glass becomes soft and pliable. Be careful not to overheat or burn the glass.
  3. Bend the heated end of the glass tubing into a curve. Use pliers or tongs to grab the end of the tube and bend it into an L-shape. This will be the mouthpiece of your bong. Be careful not to crack or shatter the glass.
  4. Let the curved end of the glass tubing cool down completely. You can use cold water or air to speed up the cooling process. Be careful not to touch the hot glass with your bare hands.
  5. Drill a hole in the side of the glass bottle slightly above the waterline. Use the drill with the diamond drill bit to make a hole in the bottle where you want to insert the downstem. The hole should be about the same size as the downstem. Be careful not to crack or shatter the bottle.
  6. Insert the rubber grommet into the hole in the bottle. The grommet will help seal the hole and prevent any air leaks. Make sure that the grommet fits snugly into the hole.
  7. Insert the downstem through the grommet into the bottle. The downstem should be angled downward so that its end is submerged in water inside the bottle. The bowl should be angled upward on the outside of the bottle.
  8. Attach the mouthpiece to the top of the bottle. Use some glue or tape to secure the mouthpiece to the neck of the bottle. Make sure that there are no gaps or holes between them.


You have just made your own glass bong at home! To use it, fill it with water until it covers about an inch of the downstem. Pack some herb or tobacco into the bowl and light it with a lighter. Cover the carb (the hole you drilled in step 5) with your finger and inhale through the mouthpiece. When you are ready to clear the smoke, release your finger from the carb and inhale the rest of the smoke. Enjoy!


This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. We do not condone or encourage the use of illegal substances or activities. Smoking herb or tobacco may have harmful effects on your health and may be illegal in your area. Please use your own discretion and judgment when making or using a glass bong at home.