This video shows you how to hold small nails without hitting you fingers with a hammer. Get a piece of paper and push the nail through the paper. Position the nail where you want it and begin hammering it in. Before the nail is totally in, remove the paper and continuing the hammering. You can cut a little slit into a piece of cardboard putting the small nail into the slit before hammering. You can also put the small nail between the teeth in a comb before hammering.