Have you ever been working on a project at your house and you realize it would look so much better if you could just fill in the nail holes you made? And darn it....you're all out of spackle or wood filler.
No worries! We've got you covered. Here are 6 ways you can fill nail holes with everyday household items you have just sitting around.
1. Toothpaste & Aspirin
Crush an aspirin tablet and mix together with about a 1/4 inch diameter amount of toothpaste. Apply the mixture to the nail holes using a popsicle/craft stick or butter knife. Scrap off the excess so the surface is flat.
2. Baking Soda & Glue
If you don’t have any toothpaste on hand, mix up a bit of baking soda and white glue to fill in all the holes. It'll be a nice thick consistency and dry into a rock hard surface. Once you fill, smooth out the surface with a putty knife or flat tool.
3. Bar of Soap
Take a bar of soap and rub it back and forth over the nail hole that needs to be filled. When they are filled in, take a dry paper towel or cloth and rub it over the top of the nail hole to smooth out the soap and make the surface even.
4. Craft Glue
Squeeze white craft glue (like Elmer's) into the nail holes. Once dry, rub or peel away any excess left on the outside.
5. Wood Glue & Sawdust
Do you have one of those awesome handheld mini-sanders? Does it have a catch bag for the sawdust? Empty the bag into a small dish and mix the sawdust with some wood glue. Just enough to create a paste. You will have to work quickly so the mixture doesn't dry out. Apply it to the nail hole and use your hand to wipe away any excess. Let dry and you're good to go!
Find a crayon that is relatively similar in color to the area you are trying to fill. Twist over the nail hole to fill it in with the crayon wax. When it is filled, use a clean cloth to wipe over the top to even out the surface and remove any excess crayon.
With these tips, you'll be filling nail holes with everyday household items like a champ! Who needs fancy products that are only for one purpose, not you! Save your money and use something you have sitting right near you.