It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if you're anything like me you have a TON of leftover diamonds lying around. Get inspired by these wonderful DIY Christmas diamond creations submitted by members of our Facebook Support Group! We've compiled our favorite entries below.

7. Red Solo Cup Gum-Ball Machines

 Jeanna Hoppes-Carl‎

One day, Jeanna Hoppes-Carl‎ looked at her red Solo cups and leftover diamonds and had a brilliant idea for some vibrant DIY ornaments 🎄 Isn't it just the cutest little gum-ball machine?

6. Transparent DIY Custom Ornaments  

Cindy Presley‎

Some say Cindy Presley‎ is the queen of DIY Diamond Christmas Ornaments - we'd agree! While you may think the inside is completely filled with drills, it's actually Miniwax coating the inside! 

Cindy Presley Custom Ornament 2

5. DIY Diamond Puppy Ornament 

Adrea Foster‎

If you have a pup, you know they're part of the family! So of course they deserve a place on the tree too. Adrea Foster‎ created this adorable ornament for her doggy named Emily.

4. Wooden Ornaments With Diamond Flair

Deb Ornelas Campbell‎

Deb Ornelas Campbell‎ created these delightful little Christmas figures by simply decorating wooden craft ornaments with leftover diamonds. Great creativity, Deb!

3. DIY Diamond Christmas Stockings

Amanda Lynn Coley‎

Amanda Lynn Coley‎ decided to Krazy Glue her leftover diamonds onto her husband's Christmas stocking. Brilliant idea Amanda, hopefully the gifts inside were just as amazing!

2. The "2021" (Aka "The Grinch")

Beth Wiener‎

Maybe you have no time for Christmas cheer after this ridiculous year we've had. In that case, follow Beth Wiener‎'s cathartic approach to leftover diamond disposal!

"I know a lot of you save your leftovers but not me...I take great pleasure in putting them into one tray and then trashing them. It’s part of my 'I’m done with this one' celebration 😊" 

1. DIY Decorative Christmas Presents

JerrieLynn Kind

JerrieLynn Kind used her leftover drills to create a stunning Christmas present for her niece. All you need is some double-sided tape, shellac, "$1.99 and a couple hours." Love all the blue hues JerrieLynn! 

Danielle Wilkinson

Not to be outdone, Danielle Wilkinson put together this magnificently artistic letter "E" for one of her relatives this year. Just grab a wooden letter from your local craft store and get creative!

Cheryl A Katz

Cheryl A Katz shows us her spin on this delightful DIY gift with a custom "T." 

Renee Patton

Renee Patton put together this splendid lemon-lime "R" using her leftover A/B drills. 

Spread Some Christmas Cheer (Or Not) With Leftover Diamonds 

Which idea is your favorite? Have you done your own DIY Christmas project with leftover diamonds? Let us know in the comments down below, or submit your photo in our Facebook Support Group! 


  • Shirley said:

    Pleas tell me what kind of glue I need have lots of drills pleasepp

    January 04, 2023

  • Sherry Trofimuk said:

    Save all my drills in bags with dmc # not symbol number. Black dmc 310 but on four different art pieces are 4, 5, 6, and 7.
    So all leftovers go in DMC tag # 310

    January 04, 2023

  • Rochelle said:


    July 13, 2022

  • Betsy said:

    I melt some and put them into moulds to make some new colourful toys. Or I use as decorations in clear bulbs for my Christmas tree decorations.

    June 09, 2022

  • Joann said:

    What type of glue do you use?

    April 04, 2022

  • Patty said:

    I have seen mason jars with painted dots on beautiful mandala motifs. I think the same thing could be done with leftover diamonds, as long as you capfuls find a gluing agent that works on glass!!


    April 04, 2022

  • Jen said:

    Great ideas I keep all my left overs

    April 04, 2022

  • Theresa Redgrave said:

    For Styrofoam balls I would use Eileens tacky glue. I believe they have a Styrofoam glue.

    April 04, 2022

  • Myriam said:

    I had no idea that with leftovers coups be Made other stuff. I just bought two double tapes tape..I was wondering What to use on cards so the Stones would gluren. I heard you can but Some canvas natural and then cut out the model and like that the dp Stones Will stick… I am going to trui Some iDeal. Thx for Sharing 👍🙋🏻‍♀️

    February 01, 2022

  • Marcy said:

    I have been doing Diamond painting since February 2021 and am absolutely addicted! I use Washi tape around the edges of the picture, however when the artwork is ready for sealing, I peel off the tape, but the sticking glue from it stays on the canvas. Is there anything I can use remove the remnants from the tape?

    December 29, 2021

  • Pam Forester said:

    Love all of those crafts with leftover diamonds. I have a ton of them. I’m not that creative. I think the letter “C” and the gum ball ornaments are my faves.

    December 29, 2021

  • Sheryl Hunt said:

    I also have heaps of left over diamonds, and just love doing DA..what glue do you use to help them stick to other craft surfaces. Is craft glue good enough and then spray the finished product? Also, what spray do you use? I have asked these questions before, but did not get an answer exactly as to what glue. I have purchased many DA from you and very happy with your products. Would really appreciate your advice please so I can enjoy making some unique arts and crafts. I await your reply with appreciation thank you.

    December 29, 2021

  • Joan Gehr said:

    I put the extras in a beautiful liquor bottle that I decoupage with an art picture. Color layers look good. And when the jar is full. I’m Done. Kiddin. So kiddin. On # 23 now….

    December 29, 2021

  • Leslie Moore said:

    Use them as sparsely placed embellishments on cards; on earrings, pins, keychains;

    December 29, 2021

  • Dianne C Bates said:

    Wish I had seen this before I threw out my diamonds.

    December 29, 2021

  • Tammi Y said:

    Thank you for the ideas for the leftovers! Please keep them coming. I have enough that I can do full canvases

    December 29, 2021

  • Alesia Wemhoff said:

    I have been doing diamond painting for 2 year years and I have so many leftovers square and rounds. As i need ideas to use them, can you email me some ideas and also email me the glue or what kind of glue you use on your ideas that I can buy at hobby lobby and what the name of it is. what you used for the wood letters that you have on your website for examples

    November 26, 2021

  • RoseMarie Allison said:

    Wow I had no idea. I’ve been throwing them out .please let me know how to make these different things .thank you I need ideas.

    October 07, 2021

  • Lori said:

    I love the idea of ornaments. Will try that. Thanks for the ideas. ? Does everyone spray a clear coat on all the pictures they make?. I never thought of that and it would stop the fuzzies sticking.

    February 15, 2021

  • Vanessa R said:

    I am in love with DP ❤️ Started In November 2020. I have accumulated a nice pile of leftovers already ! Love these ideas…especially the little gumball machine. Thank you so much for the ideas!

    January 14, 2021

  • Chryl Sims said:

    I used some of my leftovers to outline the numbers I put on my new mailbox. People can now find my house a little easier.

    December 18, 2020

  • Patricia S Yarckow said:

    I used a flat, round bulb to make a fish bowl. Used diamonds in the bottom for aquarium gravel and then hung a goldfish on a string in the middle. Some sea weed painted on the sides and a few bubble (using dot painting tools) and voila! A fish bowl!

    December 16, 2020

  • Renee Bennett said:

    I have made the wooden letters, photo frames, and wooden jewelry boxes using left over drills. Just put 2 sided tape on the letters, and the frames and jewelry boxes. I got all my wooden pieces from Michaels. (There are so many to choose from) Use colors however you want, and seal with Modge Podge when complete. It will last forever.

    December 16, 2020

  • sharron coleman said:

    would styroform balls work and what would you use for glue

    December 16, 2020

  • Joan Thompson said:

    I was just wondering what everybody uses to keep the drills stuck to the wooden letters. This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you.

    December 16, 2020

  • Margaret Hasbrook said:

    I ,like the ideas for left over diamonds and would like more.

    December 16, 2020

  • Deanna Brazier said:

    4 xmas decorations i use heavy card stock for my decorations cut out use glue runner place diamonds on in yr design spray with a clear coat paint and good for a long time. Have fun

    December 16, 2020

  • Judy Erhardt said:

    Great ideas also other wood type picture’s from craft stores.

    December 16, 2020

  • Guylaine Perkins said:

    I have been doing diamond painting for 2 years and I have so many diamonds leftovers (squares and rounds).
    As I need idea to use them, can you email me some ideas. Thanks

    December 16, 2020

  • Linda L Grantom said:

    What a wonderful idea, I LOVE IT. I have a ton of leftover diamonds, so now I know what I’m gonna do with them. THANK YOU for the idea

    December 16, 2020

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