As crafters, we love to find creative ways to use leftover supplies. Get us in a room with some newspaper or toilet paper rolls- in an hour we’ll have homemade hats, flowers, containers, jewelry, you name it!

There are many DIY creations you can make with your extra diamonds. This week, we’re going to walk you through some fun ideas on how to turn your gems into home decorations.

10. Create Funky Fridge Magnets

ABC Fridge Magnets

“I started to make some alphabet (Made of wood) fridge magnets in mosaic style. Not so perfect but can add beauty to the fridge!” says Castro Teresa. What a creative way to spruce up the fridge. And easy as ABC!

9. Design A DIY Door Number

Diamond Painting Door Number

Wouldn’t it be fun if the moment someone pulled up to your home, they know it’s a Diamond Painting household? Nicki Conduit made a door number on a spare patio slab. It’s a colorful way to show off your home’s personality. 

 8. Decorate For The Season

March Seasonal Corner with Diamond Painting

Why just decorate your home for special holidays, when you can decorate it for any season? Yvonne Aldridge celebrates the months with her DIY leftover diamond designs. We love this festive touch! 

 7. Glitz Up Your Décor

Welcome Sign and Bird House

As they say, there’s no such thing as too much bling! Ann Kelley used her leftover diamonds to bring a little extra sparkle to her home. I don’t know about you, but we’re obsessed with these blinged-out birds.

6. Accessorize With Colorful Jars

Jars with Leftover Diamonds

Looking for a simple project for your leftover diamonds? Joan Butt put all her leftover diamonds in jars. It’s an easy way to brighten up any room!

5. Personalize Your Room

Customized M with Diamonds

Customized letters are a great way to decorate your room. Jyll Manhoff Bender designed this gorgeous M using leftover diamonds. Stunning and stylish!

4. Bling Out Your Door Pulls

Door Pulls With Diamonds

Yolanda Graci added gems to make her door pulls extra fabulous. It’s a great way to add a little sparkle to every room!

3. DIY Frames

Picture Frame With Diamonds

Why put out an ordinary frame when you can create a Diamond Painting frame! Susan Broussard Ajena is adding her personal flair to this frame using double-sided sticky tape and leftover beads. She’s changing the game with this frame!

 2. Upgrade Your Windows

Stained Glass Window with Diamonds

“You can make a window decor (made of plastic with poured glue) or tabletop frame out of your leftover drills. They are so affordable though not easy to align the drills because there are no codings,” says Castro Teresa. Truly gorgeous!

1. Get Silly

Tomato With Eyes

Sometimes the best projects only take a few minutes. Leah Espitallier Quiñonez used her extra gems to create eyes for her hilarious tomato. What a priceless thing to find in the kitchen! 

Do you have a fun idea for leftover drills?

We know there are hundreds of ways to use leftover diamonds. Share your creative project with the fine folks in the Paint With Diamonds Support Group!


  • Taylor said:

    how do you get them to stick on your project? i wanted to make with my leftovers a colorful phone case but we didnt know to stick them.

    July 13, 2022

  • Deb said:

    I use Dotz Stick. Made especially for the Diamond Dotz. Works great.

    April 04, 2022

  • Valerie said:

    I’m going to try to use my diamonds leftover to make hot air balloons with lightbulbs..I think I’m going to just try Elmer’s glue or spray adhesive I’m not sure if it work but worth a try

    April 04, 2022

  • Peggy said:

    I ran out of 3848 square beads and can’t find them anywhere.

    September 28, 2021

  • Debbie Duckworth said:

    I glue on the dots with Mode Podge Super Gloss and when it is finished I give it one more water diluted coat, 3 parts gloss to one part water. You will see bubbles, but they will go away after it dries. I hang on my wall for 4 weeks to let the gloss cure. Never cloudy and very sparkly!

    June 21, 2021

  • Sheryl Hunt said:

    I also have heaps of diamonds left over, so what type of glue do you use for for other craft ideas. Thanks

    May 19, 2021

  • Joy said:

    What type of glue do you use? I have a skull I’d like to try my left overs on but I’m at a loss as to what to try to make them stick. Please HELP

    May 19, 2021

  • Denise Greer said:

    I’ve been using glue called tack-it over an over by Aleene’s it works great

    May 19, 2021

  • Linds Abbott said:

    What do you use for glue on projects?

    May 19, 2021

  • Janice Babor said:

    What kind of glue do I use to try some of these

    May 18, 2021

  • Cheryl Tyrrell said:

    Love all the ideas especially the letters, my grandkids would like them and they would help do them, they all enjoy doing diamond dots.

    May 18, 2021

  • Sid and Mary Ellen Higashi said:

    What type of adhesive is used when painting with all the unused beads? We have millions of leftovers as we do lots of painting with diamonds.

    May 18, 2021

  • Diana said:

    What kind of glue do you use. I have tried some and don’t like the finish.

    May 18, 2021

  • Tera Dianne said:

    How do you get those tiny diamonds to stick to whatever you want to 0ut them on. I can’t see spraying anything sticky on everyone. What am I missing here ?

    May 18, 2021

  • Janice Sharp said:

    What glue do you use for example on the wooden letters etc

    May 18, 2021

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