DIY Smoking Devices You Can Make with Household Items

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Smoking in a bong or a dab rig can be expensive. Some are so elaborate they look like sculptures rather than vaping vessels. When made of glass, they’re fragile, and can’t easily be moved around. So, it’s less experimental, and there’s limited functionality.

Even though several states allow the medical use of marijuana, it’s still a tricky topic. When you don’t have the nerve to walk into a smoke shop or are not ready to order from a discreet online shop, read on.

This article explores practical, safe ways to make your own smoking devices, all doable with readily available household items.

Safety First

A few precautions will prevent your DIY bowl or pipe from ruining your smoking experience. The first safety check is not to use anything flimsy, believe those at Atomic Blaze. While it may be a temporary solution, it should be sturdy.

Don’t use plastic. It melts, and it gives off harmful or even toxic fumes. Opt for metal or a non-flammable and more robust option. If you decide to use food, don’t use anything mushy or overripe. Go for a firm-textured food item instead.

Fruit and Vegs

If you’re smoking to treat a medical condition, you’ll want to be extra careful in your homemade smoking device choice. Fruit or vegetables are safe and easy to come by options.

You can create an apple pipe or bowl by making three holes in an apple. Scoop out the flesh where your herbed pack will go. Two holes should meet in the middle, and the third is for the mouthpiece.

You can also use a potato, cucumber, or if you want a bigger bong, a pumpkin. When using a pumpkin, you’ll need to hollow out more flesh, which is a bit more complicated.

Soda Can Pipes

Soda cans are easy to find and equally easy to turn into pipes. You’ll need to cut a hole into the sides of the soda can first. Make one near the bottom for your pack and a second one as a mouthpiece.

Be careful with snaggy edges where you’ve made the holes. These can easily cut fingers or lips.

Pipe Pens

Making a pen pipe is as easy as opening up a pen, removing the ink cartridge, and using the cavity inside. Remember not to use a plastic pen; a metal one will work best.

Use the pointed part as your bowl and the bottom of the pen as your mouthpiece. This is a simple way to smoke on the go, and you can easily discard the used pen when you’re done.

Man milling marijuana with scissors

Wrap it Up

If you’re a bit skeptical about using household items, you can opt for an empty cigarette. Just empty the tobacco and fill it with your herb of choice.

This is an easy way to do a one-hit smoke experience. You can also roll your own and wrap up your smoking pleasure in a non-printed book paper. Light it up and enjoy.

Get Creative

You can get very creative with DIY and homemade smoking devices. Be mindful of what you choose, and always consider safety and flammability.

You may not get it right the first time and may need to experiment. Be patient with your new ‘patent’ and try a few options to find the one that best works for you. DIY should only enhance your smoking experience, not take away from it.

William Stash Jones

William "Stash" Jones is a medical marijuana patient and medical cannabis advocate. He focuses on medical cannabis and its benefits, and believes that medical cannabis is the solution to many problems in medicine today.

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