How to Smoke Weed Without Papers: 12 Alternatives to Rolling Papers

How to Smoke Weed Without Papers

Every stoner likes to keep their stash box stocked up with enough supplies. But every now and then, you find yourself with lots of weed but no means to smoke it. If you have a store right around the corner, you can always go out to get some rolling papers. But what happens when you are unable to go out and buy some?

You don’t have to worry since there’s still hope for you to spark it up. And the best part about it is that you don’t even have to step out of the house or make a purchase. Read on to find out how to smoke weed without papers.

DIY Tips on Smoking Weed Without Rolling Papers

Bottle Pipe

Do you have a small plastic bottle and some aluminum foil lying around? Well, that’s all you need to make a DIY bong. You can also get creative and use a can. There’s no limit to what you can use; as long as it’s a hollow cylinder closed on one side and has a narrow opening on the other, it can make a pretty decent bong.

To make a DIY bong, put aluminum foil at the top of your bottle, then make a small depression with tiny holes to allow the smoke to pass through. Next, use a pen or other sharp, narrow object to stab a diagonal hole. You can then put a hollow pen in the hole to make a mouthpiece.

Since there are plastics and aluminum involved, we wouldn’t recommend using this bottle bong for long. So, to keep things a little cleaner, toss it out after your smoke sesh.

Gravity Bong

A gravity bong comes in handy especially when you have a bunch of friends over for a smoke sesh. To make one, grab any giant plastic jug or 2-liter plastic bottle, carve a hole somewhere at the bottom, then carve a hole at the top and insert a bowl made of aluminum foil.

Next, take the cap aside and fill the bowl with weed. Then, holding the bong over a sink, let go of the hole at the bottom of the bong and let the water spill out. While the water is spilling out, light the bowl and watch as thick clouds of weed smoke replace the water.

You can also create a gravity bong by cutting a large plastic bottle in two then putting the bottom half in a bucket of water. To fill it up with smoke, you’ll need to lift the bottle out of the water slowly until only the brim is touching the water.

Gravity Bong

Organic Materials

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it could also be your next organic pipe if you play your cards right. If you don’t feel comfortable using toxic plastic materials, why not go green all the way?

Fruits and vegetables offer an easy way to smoke your weed without papers. All you need to do is curve them into a pipe for immediate use. Depending on which fruit you use, you can easily make a bong, steamroller, or pipe. Apples and watermelons can make pretty decent pipes, while carrots can be turned into steamrollers.

When using an apple, use something solid and skinny like a pen to carve a hole through the middle, halfway into the core. Next, use the same tool to poke another hole through the side to make a mouthpiece. You’ll also need to make the top a little wider so you can pack your weed. You can then enjoy the smooth and flavor-filled smoke.

To make a carrot steamroller, you’ll need a screwdriver to poke a hole through the carrot from one end to another. At the top of your carrot, curve a “push” where you will pack your weed.

A watermelon bong requires a bit more work, but it’s worth the extra effort. To make a watermelon bong, you’ll need to hollow out a watermelon, add water, then poke a hole into the side to make a downstem and bowl. The hole at the top should be big enough to pour water through it but small enough to wrap your lips around. Watermelon bongs provide smoother hits because the water is filtered.

Hot Knife

Before there were vaporizers and fancy dab rigs, the only way to enjoy cannabis concentrates was with a hot knife. And although it may sound dangerous and outright medieval, it actually works.

If you want to enjoy your concentrates and don’t have a pipe lying around, grab a long knife and heat it until it is red-hot. Once your knife is red-hot, wait a few seconds, then drop your cannabis concentrate on the hot surface while hovering over it to inhale the vapors that come out.

For the best results, we recommend making a dome for it. All you need for a dome is a small plastic bottle cut in half. The top half makes it easier to trap the vapors as they rise up from the hot knife.

Hollow Out a Cigarette

If you have some cigarettes lying around, why not repurpose them into joints? With a pair of tweezers and weed flower, you can make an otherwise deadly substance healthy.

To do this, take a cigarette and hollow it out with a pair of tweezers. If you are not into spliffs, ensure you’ve taken out all the tobacco before moving to the next step. Now, fill out the ‘tube’ with weed flower, and that’s it. You can start smoking it right away.


When we say edibles, you might be thinking of long, complicated edibles recipes. But, in this case, that’s not it. This one is an easy edibles recipe that you can try out in the comfort of your kitchen.

You should, however, note that weed won’t get you high unless it is decarboxylated. Therefore, before you start baking your firecrackers, you’ll need to heat your weed in an oven for about an hour and a half. While you’re at it, you should pre-heat your oven to about 220 degrees, but make sure the temperature doesn’t get high enough to produce vapors.

For this recipe, you’ll need your weed, crackers, and peanut butter. You can also replace the peanut butter with Nutella. It all depends on which one you like best.

Begin the process by taking your decarboxylated weed and mixing it in with the peanut butter. You should use at least half a gram of weed for every cracker. After spreading the weed on the peanut butter, cover it with another layer of peanut butter to complete your cracker, then wrap it up with aluminum foil.

Now, all you have to do is put it back in the oven at 250 degrees and let it cook for twenty to thirty minutes. Once your firecrackers are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before indulging.


Smoke the Whole Nug

If you don’t have the materials needed for the other methods on the list, don’t fret, because there’s a last resort. And the best part about it is that all you need is weed and a lighter. You should however keep in mind that not all nugs work well. You’ll need something decent in size, and it should be dry.

To smoke your nug, all you have to do is light the tip, hold it by the stem, then inhale the smoke. Check out this video to see how a grower on YouTube does it.

Rose Blunts

Rose petals are, by far, the coolest alternatives to rolling papers. That said, you’ll need quite a bit of practice before you’re able to role a perfect rose blunt. The best thing about rose blunts is they are completely safe and add a bit of flavor to your blunt.

To roll a rose blunt, you’ll need weed, three rose petals, and an oven. The first thing you’ll need to do is dry your rose petals. Lay them out on a platter and pre-heat your oven to medium heat. You don’t want your petals to dry too much, so we suggest heating them for about 10 seconds.

After taking the petals out of the oven, lick them at the bottom and ‘glue’ them together so you end up with something that looks like rolling paper. You’ll then have to put them back in the oven for a few seconds, again ensuring that they don’t dry too much. After they’re cool enough, you can roll as you do a regular blunt.

Dried Corn Husks

Like rose blunts, dried corn husks are all-natural, and offer long-term burning that works perfectly for weed and tobacco. Their fibrous membrane also makes them easy to roll. And they don’t have the papery taste of rolling papers, thus making your smoking experience that much better.

Alternative Gadgets and Accessories

If you don’t have rolling papers, why not make use of that pipe or bong you have lying around? You can also buy one online or in an online shop. You should, however, note that smoking weed with these gadgets has its pros and cons, particularly when it comes to your health.



There are several types of pipes, each made of different materials like glass, wood, silicone, and even clay. You can also make a pipe from several household materials like the ones discussed above.

To smoke weed through a pipe, grind your weed and pack it into the bowl. While holding the pipe over your mouth, cover the small hole on the side of your pipe, then light the bowl and inhale slightly to draw smoke. You can then remove your finger from the hole and enjoy your sesh.


Bongs offer a convenient way to smoke your weed. They are also pretty cheap to buy. You can find a great bong for a little under $100. But perhaps the best thing about smoking weed using a bong is you get really high with just a few tokes.

There are many types of bongs out there, but most people prefer standard and gravity bongs. Standard bongs are generally made of glass and are available at nearly all stores. Gravity bongs, on the other hand, are made on the spot.

To use a bong, fill it up with water such that the downstem is completely submerged. Then grind your weed and pack it into the bowl. Next, put your mouth onto the mouthpiece while lighting the bowl, and inhale until the chamber is filled with smoke. Now, remove the bowl piece and inhale the smoke.


Hookahs originated in India and quickly became a popular way of smoking tobacco. That said, you can replace tobacco with weed and enjoy a fairly good smoking experience. It might seem a bit complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize how easy it is to get high with it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 hookah
  • 1 hookah tobacco, or tobacco-free hookah flavor
  • Coals
  • 1 piece of aluminum foil, and
  • Water                                                                                                                                                

To smoke your weed, fill the base with water about halfway through, then pack the bowl. There are two ways to go about this; you can put a bit of tobacco flavor, then add weed at the top, or avoid the tobacco altogether and simply fill the bowl with weed.

Then, cover the bowl with aluminum foil and pierce small holes at the top to make air holes. Now, light the coals and put them on the aluminum foil. Your hookah is now ready. You can put the mouthpiece in your mouth and inhale the flavor-filled smoke.


The Bottom Line

Never let the lack of rolling papers keep you from getting high. With the tips above, you can get high using regular items in your house. Some of these alternatives to rolling papers are even safer for your lungs. You can use fruits, vegetables, or even dried-out rose petals and hollowed-out cigarettes. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can also make your own bong.

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