If you want to smoke out of a bong but you don’t have one around, don’t fret. You can make your own out of a water bottle using a few simple tools. Just make sure you’re using it in a place where smoking is legal.
In a pinch, all you really need is an apple to make a pretty useful bong. Of course, you’re going to have to hollow out the fruit first to provide a path for the smoke to travel. But once you conquer this engineering hurdle, you’ve got a fun and festive (not to mention disposable) bong that can be the life of the party. Add some other fruits like pineapple and watermelon, and you’ve got a truly unique bong that everyone will appreciate.
How to make a Homemade Waterfall Bong
Make a hole in the cap of a 1 liter Plastic bottle
This is about the size of the large soda bottles you can buy at a grocery store.Poke a 1⁄4 inch (0.6 cm) hole into the cap of a 20 ounce bottle with a sharp object like a knife or sharp pen. It needs to be big enough to fit the bottom of the quarter inch socket but not so big that the socket falls all the way through. The bottom of the socket is the smaller cylindrical portion. This part should poke down through the bottle cap if the cap is on the bottle.
Place a socket in the cap
You can buy a small socket wrench piece at any hardware sore. The socket will be the part of the bong that you put your herbs into eventually, which is called the bowl. Put the quarter inch socket into the hole that you just made in the cap. It should fit snugly and not jiggle. You definitely don’t want it to fall into the bottle – the bottle will ultimately be filled with some dirty water after you have smoked it. This socket will be used as your bowl.
Make your carb
The carb is a small hole in a smoking device that you hold shut while you light the herb. When you are ready to take your hit you release your finger from the carb and the pressure change causes all the smoke to rush into your lungs. Examine the bottom of your 1 liter bottle. You should notice a bunch of small notches at the bottom of the bottle that serves as it base. Cut or burn a small hole directly above one of these notches. You don’t need the hole to be very big – just big enough to allow some airflow. This hole serves as your carb. The hole will be on the side of the bottle toward the bottom.
Fill the bottle with some water
Take the cap off and fill your bottle with water. You should fill it to about an inch from the top while holding the carb closed with your finger. This will stop the water from leaking out.
Keep your finger on the carb until you are ready to smoke
Make sure you are in a place where it is okay for the water to spill out, like over a sink or a pool or outside. Part of the process is having the water empty out of the bottle while the smoke replaces it. Now let go of the carb and as the water is pouring out of the carb, light the bowl. While the water level is lowering the bong will pull in the smoke from the bowl.
Wait until all the water is completely out
Screw off the bowl and start sucking in. As you suck in let go of the carb. This change in pressure in the bottle will help funnel the smoke into your lungs. Be prepared for a large hit.
How to make a Homemade Snow Bong
Even trapped in the wilderness on a snowy night with nothing but the clothes on their backs, a bag of ganja, a lighter and a camera (how else would they take the picture?), these intrepid potheads found a way to get baked. The cleverness of this bong is two-fold:
The water is built into the bong.
Like the fruit bong above, the snow bong can be easily disposed of when you’re through (if you can peel yourself off the ground, that is).
I doubt the sculptors were thinking about that when they put this thing together—they just wanted to get high—but the use of natural material and finding a way to make it work is truly inspired. If you’re wondering how they hollowed it out, just watch this short video.