4 Fork Hacks to Try Around Your Home

Woman serving vegetables with tong made of forks

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Forks are a necessity in any home, but for more reasons than you might think. Sure, they help us eat our favorite dishes, but their usefulness goes beyond the kitchen. Whether it's perfecting your gallery wall or finally cleaning out your favorite glass flower vase, a fork can help you do it. See the best fork hacks in the video below and try them out for yourself!


Easy Fork Hacks Everyone Needs To Know About

Hang a Picture Frame

One of the coolest hacks that you can do with a fork is perfectly hang a picture frame. It's often intimidating trying to get the wire back of a frame over the nail you placed in the wall, and it often ends up in a scratched wall and crooked picture. Luckily, all you need is a fork to hang your pics in a pinch.

Slide your fork, prongs down, on top of the nail so the two middle prongs are on each side of the nail head. Keep pushing down until the fork is no longer loose and sits by itself on the nail. Then, take your frame and slide the wire down the handle of the fork and onto the nail. Slip the fork out from behind, and voila! Your gallery wall is coming together (finally).

Woman hanging picture frame with fork
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Make a Perfect Tiny Bow

When you're giving a finishing touch to a gift or putting the last details on a craft, the perfect bow isn't always readily available. Don't sweat it—all you need is some ribbon and a fork. The instructions are a bit tricky, but all it takes it watching the hack one or two times for you to master it. See our video above to get the exact details!

Woman making a bow with a fork
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Create a Pair of Tongs

While this isn't a permanent solution, this is a great hack if your tongs are in the dishwasher or if you've run out of serving utensils for food at a party. Simply line up the forks back to back, then tie a rubber band tightly around the tines of the fork. The resistance from the rubber band allows the handles of the fork to act and move like tongs.

Woman holding tongs made of forks
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Deep Clean Oddly-Shaped Bottles

Have you ever felt like your water bottles, vases, and long-neck bottles aren't really that clean? All of those weird crevices, skinny necks, and unreachable depths are frustrating to fully wash out. Leave it to your trusty fork to help you get those items back in mint condition. Cut a sponge into four pieces, then slide one of the pieces onto the prongs of the fork, making sure it's secure. Then use it as a scrubber to get the inside of any container or bottle clean.

Woman cleaning bottle with sponge and fork
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