5 Ways to Make a Homemade Pipe w/ Stuff You Find Around the House
Guest Post By: Evan Kaden
Sometimes all you want to do is kick back, pack a bowl full of weed, and blaze up… But that idea can be stopped right in its tracks when you don’t have anything to smoke out of.
Whether you’re on-the-go without any paraphernalia or you can’t afford a decent piece of glass right now, there are ways to get high without the classic pieces and by instead making use of regular, everyday items you may find around the house.
As long as you’re willing to get a little crafty, the world is your pot-smoking oyster!
Here are five ways to create a beautiful piece for your smoking pleasure
1. The Apple Pipe
What You Need: an apple, a knife, a pen or pencil
This is great for those stoners who love everything natural, and very simple to make. Start by using the knife to remove the stem of the apple, then use your pen or pencil to bore a hole through the top where the stem used to be. You’ll want to push it until it’s about halfway through the apple.
Then you’re going to bore a second hole just below the base of the apple and push the pen or pencil at an angle so it meets up with the first hole in the center of the apple. This hole will be the hole you inhale from.
On the side of the apple opposite from the hole you just made, bore a third hole right in the middle of the apple towards the center. This will be the carb.
Finally, you’re going to carve a bowl out of the hole you’ve made at the top of the apple. It’s up to you how big you make the bowl, just be careful not to slice all the way through the apple!
After this is complete, your apple pipe is complete. You can be assured that no matter what strain you drop in the top of your new piece, it will have a nice apple-y flavor.
If apples aren’t really your thing, it’s possible to make pipes out of just about any fruit or vegetable. There’s even a fairly easy way to make a pipe out of a banana.
If you want a really big hit, try out this pumpkin bong!
2. The Water Bottle Bong
What You Need: a plastic bottle, a paper clip, a lighter, a hollow pen, aluminum foil, duct tape
Start by making a hole a couple inches from the bottom of the bottle using the unfurled paper clip. If you heat the paper clip with the lighter for a few seconds beforehand, making the hole will be easier. Make the hole big enough so that the hollowed-out pen can fit snugly inside.
Insert the hollow pen in at a downward angle and use the duct tape to tape around any open space left at the hole. You want it to be airtight so that no smoke escapes from the hole.
Create another hole on the left or right side of the bottle that will serve as your carb.
Next, take some aluminum foil and craft a bowl that can sit atop the hollow pen. Punch a small hole in the bottom of your aluminum foil bowl. If you’re worried it might not stay on the pen, use a little duct tape to secure it at the base of the bowl.tap
Finally, fill the bottle with water so the end of the pen is fully submerged, but not so filled that it can spill out of the carb hole.
3. The Pen Pipe
What You Need: a pen with a metal tip
This one is super quick and easy to make. All you have to do is unscrew the pointy, cone-shaped metal tip of the pen (it needs to be metal, not plastic or else it will melt), take the innards of the pen out, and insert the pointy end of the tip of the pen into the end of the pen.
Load the little cone-shaped bowl and you’re ready to blaze. Bonus: this crafty piece of paraphernalia is small enough to fit in a book safe, so if you want to be discrete in public this is a great option.
4. The Candy Pipe
What You Need: soft candy (Starbursts work best) and a pen
If you want a sweet and fruity smoking experience, this is the DIY apparatus for you. While any soft candy that you can squish together will work, Starbursts are the easiest candy for this operation.
Start by squishing the Starbursts together in a rectangular shape, then squishing one on top towards one end of the rectangle (this will serve as your bowl). Stick your pen through the top of the Starburst that will be your bowl and about halfway through the Starburst underneath it. After you’ve created that hole, you can use the pen to carve a little bowl out of that top Starburst.
Then take your pen and push it from the opposite end of the squished-together Starbursts to meet the hole you’ve made for the bowl. Pack your bowl, and you’re ready to toke!
5. The Gravity Bong
What You Need: a plastic bottle with a lid, a pitcher, aluminum foil, scissors, a thumbtack
Note: If you don’t have a pitcher, a larger bottle, bucket, or jug will work fine.
The gravity bong is a classic piece of equipment that every stoner should have a go at using in their weed smoking career. The grav bong can be made any size, so long as your plastic bottle can fit inside of your pitcher without touching the walls of the pitcher.
When you find a plastic bottle suitable for this operation, cut off the bottom with a pair of scissors. Then take the cap of the bottle and stab a hole through the top with your scissors.
Next you’ll cut out a square of aluminum foil that’s about a couple inches on each side and form a bowl over the top of the bottlecap. Push the aluminum foil through the hole in cap (the cap should be right side up) and wrap the aluminum foil around the edges so it sits securely on the cap. After this, use the thumbtack to poke some holes in the bottom of the bowl.
Screw the cap back onto the bottle, put the bottle inside the pitcher, and fill your pitcher up with water until it just about submerges the plastic bottle. If you’re having trouble visualizing what that looks like, WikiHow offers a helpful frame-by-frame guide.
Fill up your bowl with herb, give it a light, and slowly pull the bottle out of the water as it fills with smoke. When you’re ready to hit it, carefully unscrew the cap and inhale. Just don’t inhale so hard that you suck water up into your mouth! That bong water is nasty.
The gravity bong can be intimidating to use at first, but once you get the hang of it you will be encouraging all of your stoner friends to use it.