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Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap HOW-TO

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You may have seen the fruit fly trap where you cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half and then invert it on itself. Functional, cheap, but not necessarily an attractive decoration. Here is how to make a trap out of an empty wine bottle.

1. Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar, the last few drops of wine, etc.
2. Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper.
3. Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip.
4.Gently press down on the funnel until it is flush with to lip of the bottle and make sure that there are no gaps between the funnel and the bottle.

TIP: Rinse it out and make a new funnel periodically.

Not a fan of using empty alcoholic beverages as decorations or seeing the fruit flies crawl around? Spray paint the wine bottle first.
Time: 3 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap. You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar the last few drops of wine etc
The finished Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap. You can just see the fruit flies already in there after just a couple minutes of use
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper
Place a sweet fluid in the bottom of the bottle like apple cider vinegar, the last few drops of wine, etc.
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip
Make a funnel out of full sheet of paper.
  • wine bottle fruit fly trap, crafts, go green, pest control, Gently press down on the funnel until it is flush with to lip of the bottle and make sure that there are no gaps between the funnel and the bottle
Place the funnel in the bottle and trim off just above top of bottle lip.

To see more: http://www.simplydixon.com/2013/06/19/wine-bottle-fruit-fly-trap/

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 19, 2013

    What a creative idea, Jeremy! I would have never thought to make a fruit fly trap decorative.

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Jun 19, 2013

    This is awesome! Great disguise for the trap!

  • Jeremy Dixon
    Jeremy Dixon Clarksville, TN
    on Jun 19, 2013

    thanks! this one us truly my wife's genius. we plan to spray paint one soon to see how that looks.

  • Jocelyne marchand
    Jocelyne marchand Canada
    on Jun 20, 2013

    «you don't need the paper funnel - fruit flies will go in the bottle and drown in the liquid

  • Joann Rescelo
    Joann Rescelo Schenectady, NY
    on Jun 20, 2013

    actually the funnel keeps them from being able to fly back out...

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