Place drywall tape over the hole.
Apply spackling over the drywall hole. Work it around with the putty knife until it's smooth. Allow the spackling to dry, about 20 minutes, depending on how much moisture is in the air.
After the spackling is dry, smooth it out with a sanding block until the surface is even.
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- Drywall tape
- Sanding block
- Spackling or joint compound
- Putty knife