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How to Smoke Weed Without a Bowl: Easy Home DIY Solutions

How to Smoke Weed Without a Bowl: Easy Home DIY Solutions

Session Goods
7 minute read

We've all been there: the perfect moment to light up and hit that bong, but no bowl in sight. With ingenuity and resourcefulness, you can still enjoy your favorite cannabis strain without needing a traditional bong bowl or pipe. In this detailed guide, we'll dive deep into some clever alternatives and teach you how to smoke weed without a bowl. So get comfortable because we’re about to get creative.



The Fruit Bong Bowl

When you're in a pinch and need a temporary solution, fruits can be rescued as makeshift bong bowls. You can use a variety of produce, including apples, pears, peaches, and even apricots, to create a custom smoking bowl that's functional and biodegradable.

A classic go-to for stoners everywhere is the apple pipe bowl. All you need is a fresh apple, a pen or pencil, a knife, and tin foil. Oh, and don't forget your lighter and herb.



  • Apple
  • Pen or pencil
  • Knife
  • Tin foil
  • Weed
  • Lighter
  • Bong


Smoking Weed without a Bowl Step-by-Step:

  1. Remove the stem from the apple and use the pen or pencil to create a hole in the top, pushing through until it comes out the other end.
  2. You can blow through the hole to clear any apple debris and ensure proper airflow.
  3. Widen the top hole with the knife to create a bowl.
  4. Mold a small piece of tin foil into the bowl and poke holes for airflow, ensuring they are small enough to keep the herb from falling through.
  5. You can connect your bong downstem to the hole at the bottom of the apple and slide the downstem through the joint into the water.
  6. Pack the bowl with your favorite herb, light up, and enjoy the sweet taste of apple-infused smoke.


Using Other Stone Fruit to Create a Bong Bowl

If you can get your hands on stone fruit such as peaches or apricots, these also make great homemade bong bowls. Simply put, a stone fruit has a large "stone" inside the seed.

The best kinds of stone fruit to use for this need to have large surface areas and a firm texture. Technically a cherry is a stone fruit, but they don't work for this example.

To create a bong bowl using stone fruit, you must follow similar steps to an apple.



  • Peach, apricot, or plum
  • Pen or pencil
  • Knife
  • Tin foil
  • Weed
  • Lighter
  • Bong


Smoking Weed without a Bowl Step-by-Step:

  1. Cut your stone fruit in half and remove the stone seed. You’ll notice already it looks somewhat like a bong bowl.
  2. Make a hole off the bottom of where the stone used to be with your pen or pencil. Push until it breaks through the skin of the fruit.
  3. Mold a small tin foil into the bowl when the seed is. You may need to use a knife to widen this bowl. Poke holes through the tin foil for airflow, ensuring they are not too large.
  4. You can connect your bong downstem to the hole below the tin foil and put the downstem back into the bong joint.
  5. Pack the tin foil bowl with some weed and rip it!


The Aluminum Foil Bowl

While the safety of smoking aluminum foil is still debatable, it remains a popular option for makeshift bong bowls. You’ll need a piece of aluminum foil and a toothpick to create an aluminum foil bowl.

Aluminum foil bong bowl

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Shape the foil around your downstem into a bowl holding your weed.
  2. Poke a few holes in the bottom of the bowl using a toothpick to allow smoke to exit through the downstem and into the bong.


The Metal Hose Nozzle

If you need a sturdy and safe homemade bong bowl, all you need to do is look in your backyard. A metal hose nozzle can be repurposed as a bong bowl, providing a durable, heat-resistant option.



  1. Unscrew the metal nozzle from the garden hose.
  2. Ensure your downstem fits the size of the nozzle. If not, cut the hose and use it as a makeshift downstem, provided it fits your bongs joint.
  3. Attach the nozzle to your bong or homemade pipe and enjoy your sturdy, heat-safe bong bowl.


Different Ways to Smoke Weed Without a Bong or Pipe

The Classic Apple Pipe

What if you don’t have a bong or glass pipe to use? There are ways to smoke weed without these; we’re not discussing a joint or rolling paper. 

Once again, we return to the humble apple for our DIY bong. 

The classic apple pipe


  • Apple
  • Pen or pencil
  • Knife
  • Tin foil
  • Herb
  • Lighter


Create Your Own DIY Bong Step-by-Step:

  1. Remove the stem from the apple and use the pen to create a hole in the top, stopping just before you reach the center.
  2. Make another hole on the side of the apple, connecting it to the first hole in the center. If you have a disposable plastic pen tube, stick it in the side hole to draw the smoke through.
  3. Blow through the side hole to clear apple bits and ensure the air flows properly. You should get a good draw when you inhale.
  4. Widen the hole at the top with your knife to create a bowl.
  5. Take a small piece of tin foil and shape it to fit into the apple bowl. Once it's fitted, poke a few holes in the tin foil for the smoke to flow through when the herb is lit.
  6. Pack your apple bowl with weed, place your lips around the side hole or pen tube, and light as you slowly draw, inhaling the smoke.


The Water Bottle Bong

As iconic as the apple bong, the water bottle bong was a rite of passage for many cannabis enthusiasts back in the day. You can follow these simple steps to create a functional and portable bong using a water bottle, tin foil, and a lighter.

The water bottle bong

Instructions to Make a DIY Water Bottle Bong:

  1. Remove the cap from the water bottle and discard it. Replace it with a tin foil bowl secured tightly around the bottle opening.
  2. Poke small holes in the tin foil to allow smoke to flow into the bottle.
  3. Using the lighter, carefully burn a small hole in the side of the bottle for a mouthpiece. Wait for the plastic to cool and re-solidify before using it.
  4. Fill the bowl with your choice of herb, light up, and enjoy your makeshift water bottle bong.


In Conclusion

There are many ways to get creative about smoking weed without a bowl. Whether you're using fruit, household items, or even parts of your garden hose, there's always a solution when a traditional pipe or bowl isn't available.

Just remember to prioritize safety and enjoy as your friends marvel at the ingenuity of your DIY smoking devices. And when you're ready to invest in a new designer bong with a downstem and glass bowl, we’ll be here waiting for you.




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