Fill In Annoying Holes In Your Wall Using An Ordinary Crayon

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Decorating your walls with artwork, photos, and other interesting items that reflect your personality and style is one of the most fun things about having a home. You can do anything you want, and you can change it up at any time if you want a new look!

But the downside? Sometimes, especially when it comes to mounting larger items like big framed pictures or shelves, it’s rough on your walls. And when you move things around, you’re left staring at some distracting, unsightly holes from nails and screws.

Filling in nail holes can be an annoying chore, especially if you don’t have (or just don’t feel like getting out) the spackle and paint. But thanks to crayons, which have proven themselves useful in making both colorful home accents and other crayons, you can now do a quick fix of smaller holes in only a few minutes. Here’s how:


  • Crayon. Make sure it’s a close match to your wall color.


  1. Press the crayon into the hole, breaking off some of the wax inside.
  2. Rub until smooth.
  3. If needed, blend the wax with your finger to smooth.
  4. That’s it!

Watch the video below to see how it’s done, and fill in any pesky holes quickly, or at least until you can break out the hardware.

And SHARE this with anyone who loves a quick, clever, and thrifty fix!

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