6 Awesome DIY Diamond Painting Storage Hacks

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Imagine this. You've got thousands of diamonds all carefully laid out on the table, and you're super ready to begin your latest and greatest kit.


There's only one problem: none of your containers have lids! Surprise, your dog just jumped up onto your workstation, and now your diamonds are EVERYWHERE.


There's gotta be a better way! We dug into submissions from our Paint With Diamonds Facebook community to find the absolute best DIY Diamond Painting Storage hacks that'll take your new obsession to the next level!


1. Use A K-Cup Spinner To Hold Your Diamonds.  

Coffee addict? Then you probably have one of these wonderful K-Cup Organizing spinners lying around! PWD fan Carrie Frazier created a diamond holder out of a K-Cup holder! How innovative. Thanks for the tip Carrie!!!

In case you need to buy one, Amazon's got them for about $14.99. 

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2. Medicine Boxes Are Also Handy To Sort Your Gems. 

"I use medicine boxes. Works awesome! I'd be afraid of that getting knocked over and a lid coming off. Trust me dumping the diamonds all over a carpeted floor is NOT fun!"

Andria Mary Classen hits the nail on the head with this pro organizing tip!  

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3. Empty Out An Egg Carton And Sort Your Rhinestones! 

This diamond storage tip comes to you over easy! Use an old egg carton to sort your labeled bags of diamonds for later use.

When you're ready to use a specific color, simply empty out a number of beads into your organizing tray and put the rest back in the egg carton. Shoutout to Niña Conklin for the pro tip!

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4. Go For Tupperware Containers If You Have Loads Of One Color. 

Did you just get a painting with a massive amount of one color? Are you swimming in 310s right now and not sure what to do withy yourself? 

"I have 38,916 drills in 195 bags. So not fun. I had to put it in a rubbermaid bowl just to have them fit." Awesome tip, Jessica Bolinger!

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5. Get Lazy And Splurge On Amazon Prime. 

Okay, so this one isn't so much "DIY," but it certainly gets the job done well! Bead storage trays like this awesome Elizabeth Ward 45-Piece Storage Set ($17.01 on Amazon) can keep the more obsessive compulsive among us happy. 

DP enthusiast Kathy Oakley says, "Since this is permanent storage, I used my label maker. The labels that come with the system go on the bottom of the containers so it is hard to see at a glance.

6 Awesome DIY Diamond Painting Storage Hacks 

6. Use The "DIY Diamond Dry Cleaning" 

You know how all of those clothes at the dry cleaner's are always hung up, labeled, and sorted meticulously? Let's apply the same organizing approach to your diamonds!

As Nathalie Gazaille puts it, "This is my new storage for left over drills... Hanger, pins, mini-bags, stickers (you find in 1$ stores!)... I hang 200 mini-bags! Very cheap to have this storage."

6 Awesome DIY Diamond Painting Storage Hacks

Have an awesome DIY storage tip? Leave it in the comments below! And don't forget to share this post with your fellow die-hard Paint With Diamonds fans!


  • Kathy Thompson.

    I too usectge tower method. I love it. Works GREAT. I am looking for the easiest, best way to store xtra diamond drills. Im getting quite the collection of extra’s.

  • Alexandra Santos

    I bought at Menards a container that it’s normally used to storage nails/screws. It’ a clear plastic container with 24 little boxes for
    $ 4.99, I write the color # with a marker.

  • Cindi Bush

    I buy little (2×3) zip bags at Michael’s. I buy embroidery storage rings and dmc number labels from Joannes. I have 2 rings for square and 2 for round. I hang them on the side of a cabinet with push pins. Takes up very little space

  • Thea

    Yes D you can. I have done so. Sometimes the color shades are a perfect match and sometimes they are not. You just need to check for yourself.

  • Leslie Forrest

    I’m a new addict🤗. I’ve done quite a few and want to know if I should save the leftover diamonds – do far I’ve bagged them for each picture but should I combine and save by the number – or throw them out?

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