DIY- How to build a smoke-able gingerbread man for Christmas

Published Dec 18, 2019 01:00 p.m. ET
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We have all come across fantastical rolling paper creations that look like pieces of art, but a project like this isn’t nearly as challenging as it might seem. This DIY blunt is so much more than your average spliff but is relatively easy to recreate once you find your flow, just as long as you start out with the right tools. Most less experienced rollers look at these fancy rolls and assume that they can be recreated using regular everyday rolling papers.

Though in some cases like with the cross joint or plumbers blunt, they might do the trick with bigger blunt rolls, however for this you will need to upgrade your arsenal with some more professional rolling papers. One of the best on the market today is made by RAW rolling papers, and it’s a package of hemp sheets that are ideal for trimming down to unique shapes and sizes for any 3-D blunt.

You may notice that our rolling paper and cannabis measurements are missing, and that is because you can make this smokable masterpiece in any size that you like, but we do recommend staying between 4-5 inches long and 3 inches wide to keep things manageable. As long as you know how to roll a blunt with confidence and have the tools, this project will be a breeze and can provide hours of fun whether you’re alone or with a group of friends for the holidays.

You will need:

  • 2 sheets of rolling paper
  • Gingerbread man stencil (a cookie-cutter works great for this)
  • Blunt glue
  • Scissors
  • Envelope sealer (or water and a small sponge)
  • Cannabis
  • Grinder
  • Pencil


  1. Begin by tracing two equal-sized gingerbread man shapes onto each of the sheets of rolling paper. It is best to do this lightly and with a pencil because marker and pen may be toxic and adversely impact taste when inhaled.

  2. Once you are satisfied with your shapes, you will need to cut them out. Depending on the thickness of the paper, you might want to use sharp scissors, or the edges could get messy.

  3. Now you should have two gingerbread men that you can set aside and be sure to keep the excess pieces for smaller details later on.

  4. Grind up enough cannabis to fill a fat smokeable gingerbread man and remove any seeds or stems from the mixture before you proceed.

  5. Time to take out the blunt glue and this is where things can get a bit tricky, as you need to create sleeves to form the legs. To do this, give your blunt glue a good shake and use the brush to apply a line of it to the outer edges of one of the paper gingerbread men.

  6. With the glued side facing up, press the second paper cutout onto the first, and work quickly to line up the seams as well as possible.

  7. Leave the blunt glue to dry for at least 30 minutes before proceeding onto the next step.

  • Gently lift your glued pieces and press on the sides of each of the legs to open them up like an envelope.

  • Now pack as much cannabis into those legs as you possibly can without breaking the blunt glue seal.

  • Use the blunt glue once more to seal the edges to just under the arms of the slow forming gingerbread man.

  • Leave the glue to dry for at least 30 minutes so that it sets.

  • Fill the next section of the gingerbread man, using a stick or pencil tip if necessary, to ensure a tight pack.

  • Do the same thing with the arms right up to the top of the head, leaving the smallest opening possible.

  • Use the blunt glue to reduce the size of the hole down to one that is more suitable for a mouthpiece.

  • If you wish, at this point, you can use the shreds of rolling paper to cut out eyes, eyebrows, a smile, buttons, or any other features you might like to add. Since all your tools are smokable, you are free to go wild and have fun to your heart’s content.

  • Once your cannabis art is complete, it is time to smoke that blunt, and to do so, simply light up the tips of both legs and take small draws from the mouthpiece that you left in the head.

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