14 Ways A Toothpick Can Make Your Life Easier

Toothpicks may be the missing universal tool that you need for your home.

1. Sewing A Button

Placing a toothpick between a button and the fabric on which you're sewing it will help leave enough room between the button and the fabric for a comfortable fit when using the button.


2. Reduce Cooking Mess

When boiling in a pot, place a toothpick between the pot and the lid. The slight opening it creates will prevent it from boiling over.

3. Glue Application

When you need to glue tiny items such as beads, buttons, or confetti, a toothpick can help you to apply and spread the glue.

4. Perfect Sausages

You can cook sausages evenly by connecting two sausages together using toothpicks to help keep them together while they cook.

5. Plant First Aid

You can attach a toothpick to the broken stem of a plant to act as a temporary stint. Attach the toothpick with string and leave it there until the stem heals then remove the toothpick.

6. Cake Decor

Toothpicks can create unique decorations on cakes and other frosted pastries by being able to cut through layers of icing to form designs.

7. Wooden Mistakes

During your next woodcraft project, don't fret nail holes caused by misplaced nails. Instead, grab some glue and apply it to the tip of a toothpick. Stick the glued tip of the toothpick into the nail hole as far as it will go then snap it off.

8. Phone Maintenance

A toothpick is a perfect tool to remove the junk that gathers around your cell phone headphone jack, charger port, and button crevices.

9. Precise Pour

Use a toothpick to poke pouring holes into the foil seal of a salad dressing bottle to get a more precise pour.

10. Leaky Hose

If your garden hose has sprung a leak, shove a toothpick into the hole and snap it off.

11. Short Wicks

Light the end of a toothpick and use it to light a candle with a short wick or a tall candle with the wick burned down deep into the candle.

12. Microwave Potatoes

Whole potatoes can be cooked in the microwave by poking holes in it and sticking four toothpicks into the bottom as legs.

13. Precise Manicure

Use a toothpick to scrape off nail polish that gets onto your skin for a sharp-looking manicure.

14. Tape Marker

Attach a toothpick to the open end of a tape roll as a marker for the next time you need to use it.

Can you think of any other creative uses for toothpicks that we didn't mention here? Let us know and make sure everyone you know sees this!