10 Fun Things To Do With Your Leftover Diamonds

November 15, 2019 3 min read 47 Comments

If you're as much of a Diamond Painting ADDICT as I am, odds are you have a ton of leftover diamonds just lying around taking up space. 

Why not put those excess gems to use and create something beautiful? Get inspired by these wonderful DIY diamond creations submitted by members of our Facebook Support Group! We've compiled our 10 favorite entries below.

10. Create Diamond Bottle Art

"Found these small [bottles] and layered the colors," says Ashley Renaud. Not only that, but they can also double as Christmas ornaments! Just put a little hook in the top (use cork if you can) and hang them from your tree 🎄

9. DIY Your Own Christmas Ornaments 

Speaking of Christmas, Stella Godinez created an entire Christmas tree's worth of Diamond Ornaments using her leftover drills. They really contrast well with the dark green of the tree!

If you'd rather someone else do the heavy lifting for you, head on over to Presley's Baubles and tell 'em Paint With Diamonds sent ya! 

8. Build A Diamond Pen Holder 

Ashley Cornelius used an old mason jar and leftover drills to create a gorgeous Diamond Pen Holder. Perfect if you have a lot of Diamond Pens piling up. 

7. Decorate A Religious Ornament 

Jennifer Wells decorated a cross using spare drills held on by Tacky Glue and sealed with Mod Podge. The end result is fantastic!  

6. Make Use Of Old Needlepoint Grids 

"Once I organized all my leftover diamonds, I found a needlepoint grid for a Christmas ornament," says Angie DeLuca. "Placed a piece of laminating paper upside down over grid paper and started counting."

"Once that was done I covered it all with Glossy Accents embellishing glue and when dry, cut away the excess laminating paper. Voila! Ready to be mounted on glitter paper so it can hang on the tree!"

5. Add Some Flair To Bland Decor 

Lynn Fierro used her spare drills to glitter up a gift. "I blinged out this trailer decor for my friend’s birthday. I want to make myself one now too. Love it! $8 at Michaels. I just used double stick tape."

Danyele Hazel Atkins used her leftover drills to make a jewelry box for her mom's birthday. I bet she loved it!

4. Use Your Imagination

Kath Tuck created this gorgeous romantic display with pressed cardboard and double-sided sticky tape. "Very time consuming, but so worth it." 

When it comes to creating your own art with spare drills, the sky is the limit! Consider using foam boards, cardboard, or other craft supplies to create your own blinged-out displays. Cheryl Katz decorated a plain old wooden "T" from the local craft shop to create a stunning result. 

3. Put A Unique Spin On Stained Glass Art

Kassie Essen is putting a beautiful spin on stained glass art by using her leftover drills to color in her dragon. Such a fun spin on stained glass!

2. Bling Out Your Wardrobe 

Janelle Scott added some color to her daughter's white shoes with a rainbow of different colors. It came out beautifully!

Pro Tip: If you do decide to decorate your shoes or other clothing with diamonds, make sure you use exceptionally strong glue. Otherwise you run the risk of diamonds flying off all over! 

1. Give Yourself A Manicure 

Samantha Boehm decided to accent her nails with different shades of blue diamonds. "All I did was paint my nails black top coat put the diamonds on while top coat was wet the two more top coats."

Beki Goulding opted for green over blue. "I found a use for my left over drills from a special shape project."

If you want to join in the conversation, don't forget to join the official Paint With Diamonds Facebook Support Group

What do YOU do with your spare drills? Tell us in the comments below! Bonus points for pictures 😀


47 Responses

cheryl Reynolds
cheryl Reynolds

January 16, 2020

Can you buy plain canvas for making your own pictures or can you purchase a picture but don,t get diamonds , as I have thousands of left over diamonds and want to use them up Cheers Cheryl.

Judy
Judy

January 16, 2020

My husband uses molding from the hardware store. I stain or paint it to match the picture, then use some gold or silver highlight rouge . Then seal it with gloss.

Louise
Louise

January 16, 2020

What do you use for adhesive. Saw question asked several times but not the answer

Linda G Shangraw
Linda G Shangraw

December 03, 2019

Would you have frames for50x 65

Judy Rollins
Judy Rollins

November 26, 2019

I use left over dots on handmade cards to add some bling…

Penni Schneider
Penni Schneider

November 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing. I cIan’t throw them away. Lol I am going to try making resin coasters with mine.

Emma Bohan
Emma Bohan

November 20, 2019

I love these ideas. I have about 3000 from all my dimond dots. So this super helpful .

Jackie Jacquard
Jackie Jacquard

November 20, 2019

Thank you love these ideas. Now I know to do with the leftovers.

Henriette Christenson
Henriette Christenson

November 20, 2019

You suggest a lot of good ideas using the leftover drills.

cheryl Reynolds
cheryl Reynolds

November 20, 2019

great ideas I was just about to send out an email to find out what to do with left over diamonds thanks heaps would like to see more ideas soon cheers Cheryl

Joanne Barnes
Joanne Barnes

November 20, 2019

I hope drills are not going to be the next big thing polluting our waters. I commend you for these suggestions. Can you advise as to what we would use for an adhesive for some of these projects please. Thanks

shirley mae merculieff
shirley mae merculieff

November 20, 2019

does anyone sell plain diamond painting paper?

Cheri Pysson
Cheri Pysson

November 20, 2019

Wow, how would have ever guess. Brilliant!!!!!💖

Mandy Waters
Mandy Waters

November 20, 2019

Fantastic ideas. Love the Cross. What do you use to stick the diamonds on?

Fran
Fran

November 20, 2019

Great ideas on left over diamond painting where can I find more to do

Linda Kelly
Linda Kelly

November 20, 2019

Excellent Ideas. Never thought of this. I have a lot of diamond left from the many diamond arts I have finished

Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson

November 20, 2019

With all my extra dimonds, ive seperated them in plastic baggies or containers. So they are all neatly saved by colour. This will help in future projects and craft uses for spasific colours i want to use or mix together 😁
Happy crafting everyone
Amy

Sandra Osell
Sandra Osell

November 20, 2019

Brilliant ideas. Will so use my spares. Thank you

Barbara Crawford
Barbara Crawford

November 20, 2019

Love all the stuff with left over drills…. I am still saving mine incase I don’t get everything i need…. I have 3 more huge pictures to go and maybe i might have enough… Thank you for sharing the pics, their great.

susan cline
susan cline

November 20, 2019

thanks

Sherri Brungraber
Sherri Brungraber

November 20, 2019

I made my own find the items jar. Found a decent sized jar, put all my extra diamonds in, and added a super ball, a toy frog, a paper clip, a marble, a button, a barbie shoe, a penny, a thumb tack, a Bobbie pin, a wooden peg , a toy spoon, a piece of felt, and a foam letter in it. My grand kids spin it around for hours looking for all the items.

Sherri Brungraber
Sherri Brungraber

November 20, 2019

I made my own find the items jar. Found a decent sized jar, put all my extra diamonds in, and added a super ball, a toy frog, a paper clip, a marble, a button, a barbie shoe, a penny, a thumb tack, a Bobbie pin, a wooden peg , a toy spoon, a piece of felt, and a foam letter in it. My grand kids spin it around for hours looking for all the items.

Dorothy LaCombe
Dorothy LaCombe

November 20, 2019

Thank You! I’ve been decorating store bought Christmas cards with the extra beads, also making some pictures using counted cross stitch patterns. Every time I search for what to do with the extra beads all I get are ideas on how to store them. That’s not what I’m looking for, so this is wonderful.

Kim Riggen
Kim Riggen

November 20, 2019

love these ideas. hope you post more

Mary Jekanowski
Mary Jekanowski

November 20, 2019

Loved the ideas. Some great minds at work.

Margaret
Margaret

November 20, 2019

Could I purchase a bland sticky canvases?

Bobbie klaski
Bobbie klaski

November 20, 2019

Was trying to how to place on things. Double tape ID good but be expensive . So what glue do you think works the best.

Joy
Joy

November 20, 2019

What do I use to put on an object to adhere my diamonds to it?

PAmela
PAmela

November 20, 2019

Hi what a great idea I will do that with mine. thank u

Randi Davidson
Randi Davidson

November 20, 2019

This article really helps give some wonderful ideas. I now have something worthwhile to use my excess beads on. Thank you.

Renee Benett
Renee Benett

November 20, 2019

Decorated a Dollar store photo frame and small jewelry box.

DOYLE Sandra
DOYLE Sandra

November 20, 2019

Hi
Just wondering where you buy Glossy Accents embellishing glue please?

Christina Beard
Christina Beard

November 20, 2019

is so great I am sharing with a dear friend I got into paint with Diamonds.
I got into this because we have a monthly auction here in the village in New Mexico I live in. There were three boxes of access diamonds they had from an estate sale they were doing. The person kept the diamonds in little plastic sample cups. There were 400 sample cups in the boxes I won the bid on. Since then I have finished 12 of my own canvas’ and have been wondering what I am going to do with all the extras I have. these are great ideas. thank you so much

Lori Green
Lori Green

November 20, 2019

I’ve done plenty paint with diamonds. Trying to frame them I find tasking as the sizes of the picture are not the norm that I can find in stores. Also, professional frames are highly expensive. Are there any tips to framing from fellow drillers?

Karen
Karen

November 20, 2019

Love the different ways you can use your spare diamonds. I actually gave all my spares to my daughter for arts and craft.

Lucy
Lucy

November 20, 2019

Hi, the link for Paint with Diamonds Facebook Support Group is not working, when you click on it it takes you to Facebook but it says page not there or link is broken😞

Joann Sommers
Joann Sommers

November 20, 2019

super items cant wait 2 try

Mary Higby
Mary Higby

November 20, 2019

I have soooooooooooo many left overs. Thanks for the ideas.

Gigi
Gigi

November 20, 2019

Great and fun ideas!

Gigi
Gigi

November 20, 2019

Great and fun ideas!

Frances Friend
Frances Friend

November 20, 2019

Like all the ideals u all had for the leftovers and u could take and do the diamonds on the outside of the glass balls too

Frances Friend
Frances Friend

November 20, 2019

Like all the ideals u all had for the leftovers and u could take and do the diamonds on the outside of the glass balls too

Alice
Alice

November 20, 2019

Someone drew pic I put beads

Kathy YOung
Kathy YOung

November 20, 2019

I like to post a picture of my cat and dog paw prints that I did with my left over drills

Shannon Long
Shannon Long

November 20, 2019

I keep mine organized with numbers on small containers in case I need them in case of missing diamonds in a kit or if I end up spilling some.

Gaila Ozaki Perran
Gaila Ozaki Perran

November 20, 2019

THANK YOU for posting these ideas. I have tens of thousands of leftover diamonds and have been trying to think of something to do with them! Love it!!!!

Darlene Stanton
Darlene Stanton

November 20, 2019

That’s cool

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