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Chewy Candy Bong
Though it’s more pipe than bong, we had to include this candy bong for sheer inventiveness. Just poke the appropriate holes in a number of chewy candies, load the bowl and light away. As you’d probably expect, the smoke from this little doodad is a burst of fruit flavors and can make for a memorable toking experience.
Just be aware that repeated heat applied to these gummy squares is eventually going to result in one crazy mess. So smoke fast and dispose of properly so it doesn’t get caught in the carpet or someone’s hair. Peanut butter might help with gum (and be great for the munchies), but something as sticky as these candies are going to take something much stronger than peanuts and oil to clean up.
Plastic building blocks (we can’t use the trade name of these bricks, but you’ll recognize them from the picture) can be used to make pretty much anything . It was inevitable, then, that some cannabis enthusiast would come up with a way to combine weed and everyone’s favorite toy into a really cool bong. What’s that saying about giving a monkey enough time and it will type Shakespeare? I think this applies.
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.
Those of us of a certain age remember this video game blaster (and the giggling dog that went with it) with a fondness and nostalgia that exceeds most other things. So learning that we can make a bong from this video game controller, makes our lives complete.
You may already know how to make a homemade bong. But how creative have you allowed yourself to be with it?
5. Glass pipes or bongs
3. Wood pipes or bongs
Have you ever sat and stared in shock and awe, at the miraculous display of thousands of different pieces out for sale at your local head shop? If you answered yes, then you are not alone. The cannabis paraphernalia industry was evolving for years, long before marijuana legalization was even a topic of discussion. There are people who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting this form of art, designing styles and unique pieces that are nearly impossible to replicate. Though they are beautiful to look at, and doubt even nicer to use, some of the designer pieces tend to come saddled with a massive price tag that is nearly unattainable for the average person. Even if you are able to cover the cost of a personalized glass bong, the chances of you finding one that was visualized and created by a complete stranger to 100% match your personality and needs is slim to none.
Minerals such as soapstone or catlinite are softer, shapeable, and some of the best stone materials to use for a homemade stone pipe. This is because of their density, and despite being relatively easy to carve out, the materials are incredibly resistant to extreme heat which makes it perfect for a stone weed pipe or bong. Make sure to select a stone with as few cracks as possible, as they will be critical and could become weak spots once the device is heated. You can use almost any type of carving tools on these stones, and they require minimal strength to pull off. If you want to try this yourself, then just remember to begin with a Y shape and slowly carve it down to the end desired product. If you aren’t confident in your stone working skills, then you might want to consider a class or two until you are able to perfect the art.
This leaves very few options, and many stoners searching for more affordable options that do the job, but don’t really satisfy the longing for something that is just a little bit different than the rest. Sure, you can find pot leaf, pot colors, and pot buds, but characterized or themed pipes are a rarity. Most stoners end up trying to make at least a handful of different cannabis smoking devices out of necessity, with basic items you might from lying around your home, but many won’t get far past a quick bucket that’s needed in a pinch. If you have ever wondered how to make your own marijuana bongs or pipes, then you have to check out these handy tips and tricks that will all help you to get started on a journey of self-discovery and passion.
1. Make something homemade
The first thing you should do before pursuing this unique new hobby, is learn about the basics of how the pipes or bongs you already have work. The best way to do that, is to learn firsthand by creating some working cannabis smoking devices using basic household items like fruit, cardboard, plastic bottles, paper, aluminum foil, and anything else that is heat resistant. Though it might seem like a silly task, as you experiment, there will be natural lessons learned about airflow, hole size, and so much more, even if you don’t quite realize it at first. If you are satisfied with your creations from this experiment, then it is time to move onto the next level.
Not everyone has the ability to cut or shape metal in a safe way, so we don’t advocate for trying if you aren’t able to. However, there are these really neat kits that can be bought to make your own metal pipes. Often these kits will come with anywhere from 6-50 different pieces to suit any level of skill. For some, this might be the most enjoyable way to make your own metal bong or pipe with the least about of fuss. They can also help you to learn the basics of marijuana smoking devices and each compartment benefits before trying your hand at something slightly more elaborate.
How to get started making your own pipes or bongs
Though they are beautiful to look at, and doubt even nicer to use, some of the designer pieces tend to come saddled with a massive price tag…