Creative Ways to Smoke Weed Without Papers: A Guide to Alternative Methods

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Written by Casandra Jones on 05/17/2024.
Data Last Updated: 07/22/2024.

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When it comes to smoking weed, most people immediately think of rolling a joint using rolling papers. However, there are times when you might find yourself without papers, or perhaps you’re simply looking for a new and interesting way to enjoy your cannabis. In this article, we’ll explore some creative alternatives to smoking weed without papers, along with their pros and cons.

The Apple Pipe: A Fruity Twist 

The Apple Pipe

One of the most popular and easily accessible methods of smoking weed without papers is by creating an apple pipe. This method is not only effective but also adds a slight fruity flavor to your smoking experience.

To create an apple pipe, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the stem and create a tunnel from the top to the center of the apple using a pen or similar object.
  2. Create another tunnel from the side of the apple, connecting it to the central tunnel.
  3. Line the top indentation with aluminum foil to create a bowl, and poke holes in the foil for airflow.
  4. Optional: Create a third tunnel on the opposite side to serve as a carb.




Easy to make with readily available materials

The apple will eventually degrade and need to be replaced

Adds a subtle fruity flavor to the smoke

May not be as durable as other smoking methods

Discreet and disposable

Requires some preparation time

Corn Husk Rolls: A Taste of Tradition 

Corn Husk Rolls

Corn husks have been used for smoking cannabis for generations, particularly in Jamaica. This method provides a unique smoking experience and is an excellent way to utilize otherwise discarded materials.

To create a corn husk joint:

  1. Dry out the innermost layer of the corn husk, either in the sun or a warm oven.
  2. Cut or tear the dried husks into appropriately sized pieces.
  3. Slightly wet the husk before rolling, allowing it to stick together.
  4. Roll the joint using the husk, similar to using regular rolling papers.
  5. Optional: Use a strip of husk to tie the end of the joint for a better seal.




Provides a slow, even burn

Smoke may be harsher than regular rolling papers

Utilizes materials that would otherwise be discarded

Requires some preparation and drying time

Offers a unique, traditional smoking experience

May be more challenging to roll than regular papers

Gravity Bongs: A Potent Punch 

Gravity Bongs

Gravity bongs, also known as “aqua bongs,” are a unique and powerful way to smoke weed without papers. This method involves using two containers, one placed inside the other, to create negative pressure and generate smoke.

To use a gravity bong:

  1. Fill the outer container with water, leaving some room at the top.
  2. Place the inner container inside the water-filled outer container.
  3. Fill the bowl with cannabis and light it.
  4. Slowly raise the inner container while lighting the bowl, allowing it to fill with smoke.
  5. Remove the bowl and inhale the smoke through the top of the inner container.




Produces a more potent and concentrated smoke

Smoke is harsher and hotter than other methods

Can be made with household items like plastic bottles

Plastic gravity bongs may release toxic fumes

Requires less cannabis for a strong effect

Can be more complicated to set up and use

Tic Tac Box Bong: A Miniature Marvel 

Tic Tac Box Bong

In a pinch, an empty Tic Tac box can be transformed into a small, makeshift bong. This method is perfect for when you’re out of other smoking devices and need a quick solution.

To create a Tic Tac box bong:

  1. Make a small hole at the bottom of the empty Tic Tac box to serve as the bowl.
  2. Create another small hole near the top edge of the box to act as a carb.
  3. Fill the box with water, covering the edge of the bowl.
  4. Use the existing hole in the Tic Tac box as a mouthpiece, light the bowl, and inhale.




Can be made with readily available materials

Very small and may not hold much smoke

Discreet and easily disposable

May not be as durable as other methods

Quick to assemble and use

Plastic may release toxic fumes when heated

Vaporizers: A Smokeless Alternative 


While not technically a smoking method, vaporizers offer a paperless alternative to consuming cannabis. Vaporizers heat the cannabis to a temperature that releases the active compounds without combusting the plant material, producing a vapor instead of smoke.




Healthier than smoking, as it avoids combustion byproducts

Initial cost of purchasing a vaporizer can be high

Provides a cleaner, smoother taste

Requires regular maintenance and cleaning

More efficient use of cannabis, as less is needed for desired effects

May have a learning curve for optimal use


Whether you’re out of rolling papers or simply looking to try something new, there are plenty of creative ways to smoke weed without papers. From the fruity twist of an apple pipe to the potent punch of a gravity bong, each method offers its own unique experience and set of pros and cons.

Remember, when trying any new smoking method, it’s essential to consider the potential health risks and to use materials that are safe for consumption. Always exercise caution and use your best judgment when experimenting with alternative smoking methods.

Ultimately, the choice of smoking method comes down to personal preference, available materials, and the desired experience. By exploring these paperless alternatives, you may discover a new favorite way to enjoy your cannabis.

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