The punching bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment that every fighter needs. Unfortunately, the problem is that a lot of people cannot afford a punching bag.

Why not try making your own punching bag! This DIY tutorial will show you how to make a punching bag that is perfect for your home gym. All you need are some basic materials and a few simple steps, and you’ll be ready to break a sweat and have some fun!

So get ready to put your hands on the wheel and start crafting!

1. Old Tire DIY Punching Bag Ideas

Old Tire Diy Punching Bag Ideas

This is the perfect project for beginners. All you need is an old tire, some rope, and a few nails or screws. The first step is to fill the tire with sand or soil. You can also use water if you want to make the punching bag heavier.

Once it is filled, tie the rope around the middle of the tire and secure it with nails or screws. Now you are ready to start punching!

An old car tire is a great DIY punching bag idea because it is already filled with sand and is very heavy.

TIP: If you are serious about building your own home gym, maybe making this DIY dumbbell rack will be perfect for you.

2. Pipe DIY Punching Bag Ideas

Pipe Diy Punching Bag Ideas
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This project is also perfect for beginners. All you need is a pipe and the punching bag. Simply cut the PVC pipe to your desired length. Attach the pipe to the wall, secure it with the screws. Hang the punching bag on it, and get ready to use it.

3. Inexpensive Boxing Bag

Diy Cheap Punching Bag Ideas

Punching bags are a great way to relieve stress, and they can be very therapeutic. If you don’t have the money to buy a punching bag, or you just want to be more creative, then this inexpensive idea will be the best answer.

Punching bags are a great way to relieve stress, and they can be very therapeutic. If you don’t have the money to buy a punching bag, or you just want to be more creative, then this inexpensive idea will be the best answer.

The material you will need are:

  • Plastic bag or trash bag
  • Rope, string, or twine
  • Branch
  • Tape
  • Styrofoam

The first step is to find a place where you can hang the punching bag. Make sure it is in an area that is sturdy and will not move when you hit it. The best spot would be near a beam or a support. Then, take the plastic bags and fill it with styrofoam. Once it is filled, tie the rope, string, or twine around the top of the bag and secure it with tape. Hang the punching bag to the branch and you’re all set!

4. DIY Freestanding Punching Bag

Diy Freestanding Punching Bag
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One of the easiest DIY punching bag ideas is to make your own stand. This can be done out of wood, tire or metal and will require some basic tools like a saw, drill, and screwdriver.

You’ll also need a few supplies like screws, bolts, washers, and wing nuts. The great thing about this DIY punching bag stand is that it can use the unused pillow and the unused tire, which would be perfect when you are on a budget.

5. DIY Punching Bag Platform

Diy Punching Bag Platform

A DIY punching bag platform is another easy project that can be completed in just a few hours. The platform will provide a solid base for your punching bag and help protect your floor from damage. You can make the platform any size you like, but a standard platform is about 32”x32”. The materials required for this project are:

  • (16) – ¾” x 16” lag screws
  • (16) – washers
  • (48) – ½” nuts
  • (64) – #12 x ½” flat washers
  • (64) – #12 x ½” pan head screws
  • (32) – ¾” dowel rods
  • Plywood, cut to size

6. Punching Bag For Kids

Punching Bag For Kids
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Kids can help out in the backyard by filling up an old pillowcases with rice or beans and tying it shut. Hold your new punchbag on top of one side so they will be able to use this as their own exercise routine. For stability, secure both ends using tape before letting them go at it until you feel comfortable enough not being around whenalties happen. Hold the punching bag on the old tire to keep it stands stably.

You have a punching bag for kids!

7. Easy DIY Punching Bag Ideas

The Best Diy Boxing Bag
The Best DIY Boxing Bag | Source:

If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to make your own punching bag, look no further! With a little creativity and some basic supplies, you can create a durable and effective punching bag that will last for years.

Hang a heavy blanket or sheet over a sturdy clothesline or pole. This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a homemade punching bag. Cover it with the proper punching bag cover to make it lasts for outdoor use.

8. DIY Pocket Punching Bag Ideas

Diy Pocket Punching Bag Ideas

As a fighter, you know the importance of having a good punching bag to help you practice your moves and stay in shape. But finding the right one can be tough, and they can be expensive. With these materials, you’ll be able to make your own punching bag that’s perfect for your needs.

Materials needed:

  • textbook cloth protecter
  • yarn
  • chopstick
  • pen spring
  • suction cup
  • superglue
  • sewing needle
  • thread

9. DIY Punching Bag Stand

Diy Standing Punching Bag
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You don’t necessarily need a heavy punching bag stand to make your own punching bag, but it does make things a lot easier. Plus, it’s more aesthetically pleasing than having a giant hunk of metal and plastic sitting in the middle of your living room.

If you’re not particularly handy, you can always buy a pre-made stand. Otherwise, here’s a quick and easy guide to making your own. Bring some old tire, then upcycle it into a tire punching bag stand.

What You’ll Need:

  • A piece of wood (at least ¾ inch thick)
  • Old tires
  • Hammer
  • Nails

10. DIY Hanging Bag Plans

Pvc Bag Target Stand For Under $25
PVC Bag Target Stand For Under $25 | Source: Pinterest

Making your own hanging punching bag is easy and can be done in less than an hour. This guide will show you how, with plans that are completely customizable to suit what kind of person at home.


  • PVC pipe (length depends on desired height)
  • Heavy bag training
  • Sand or weight bags


  • Cut the PVC pipe to the desired height. If you are unsure of the height, start with a shorter length and adjust as needed. Remember that the taller the bag, the more swinging space you’ll need.
  • Drill two holes in each end of the PVC pipe. These will be used to attach the zip ties later on.
  • Fill one end of the PVC pipe with sand or weight bags. This will act as the base of the punching bag and help keep it stable when in use.
  • Use zip ties to secure the other end of the PVC pipe to a sturdy overhead object, such as a beam or ceiling hook. Make sure that the object is strong enough to support the weight of the filled punching bag!
  • That’s it – you’re all done! Your hanging punching bag is now ready for use. Enjoy your new workout accessory!

11. DIY Wall Mount Punching Bag Plans

DIY Wall Mount Punching Bag Plans

If you don’t have a lot of space or you just want to be able to move your punching bag around, then a wall mount punching bag is the way to go. You can either purchase a pre-made wall mount or create your own.

Creating your own wall mount punching bag is actually quite simple and only requires a few materials.

You will need:

  • A heavy duty door frame bracket
  • A piece of plywood (at least ½ inch thick)
  • Foam padding (optional)
  • Heavy duty screws and bolts
  • A drill
  • Chain

12. DIY Scrap Punching Bag Ideas

DIY Recycled Punching Bag Ideas

Here are a few ideas to get you started on making your own punching bag out of scrap materials. These bags are great for those who want to save money, or for those who enjoy DIY projects.

If you’re feeling creative, you can also try making your own punching bag cover. This can be done with fabric, leather, or even duct tape. Be sure to use a heavy-duty material that will withstand repeated abuse. You can also add handles to the sides of the bag so that you can grip it more easily.

No matter what material you choose, make sure that the bag is securely fastened to a sturdy frame or support system. This will help keep it from swinging around and hitting you in the face during training.

13. Fabric Punching Bag Ideas

Personalized Laundry Punch Bag
Personalized Laundry Punch Bag | Source:

If you’re looking for a DIY punching bag that is both affordable and effective, look no further than a fabric punching bag. Fabric punching bags are a great way to get some exercise and stay in shape. The best part about making your own is that you can change it up whenever you want, so here’s our list of favorite ideas for how.

You can also upcycle the laundry bag in your house that will be transformed into a punch bag as well. Fill in this punch bag with pillowcases, old clothes, or even foam.

So, whether you’re looking for a fun new way to get in shape or just want an outlet for your anger, consider making your own punching bag.

With these ideas, you can create a custom punching bag that meets your specific needs and is perfect for your home gym. Experiment with different materials and techniques to find what works best for you, and have fun while you’re at it!