That "snap" as you pop your very last diamond into place.
That "crackle" as you roll a pin over your completed Diamond Art.
That "pop" as you finally get off the couch after Diamond Painting for hours 🤣
Diamond Painting is a super satisfying craft, as any addict can tell you. But what exactly makes it so satisfying? We scoured thousands of posts in our Paint With Diamonds Support Group to find our favorite "oddly satisfying" moments in Diamond Painting!
7. Pouring out the exact number of drills you need for that section
"When you randomly pour out the exact number of drills you need for that section 👌😂" says Carla Redford. We couldn't agree more, it almost feels like divine intervention! After your 4th, 7th, or 12th kit, it begins to feel more intuitive!
6. Mixing up your leftover diamonds
"I cannot wait to do something creative with these. I find it so satisfying to mix the colors when I finish up" says Wendy Daiker. It's so cathartic to make your very own diamond confetti! There are countless fun things to do with leftover diamonds, so get creative!
"I know I will get shunned by some, but this gives me tons of pleasure to look at all the leftover colors. I’m going to use them to cover wooden letters of my name! It’ll look so beautiful" - Holly Marie.
5. Sorting & organizing your diamonds
If you're not the type of person to appreciate chaos, take Lizzy Hash's approach. "This. Is. So. Satisfying. 😍 #OCDAtItsFinest." It's oddly satisfying to see the colors all sorted this way!
Sue Meehan asks, "Anyone find the sorting and organizing as much fun as the actual craft? 😁" I know I do, Sue!
4. Applying pressure to pop diamonds into place
If you like popping bubble wrap, you'll probably love popping diamonds into place! After you've finished a Diamond Painting, take a rolling pin and go over it while applying pressure. You'll hear a supremely satisfying "snap," crackle," and "pop" as you go back and forth!
Sarah Smith asks, "Is it just me or does anyone else find it extremely satisfying when you run your fingers over freshly laid drills and find ones that aren’t locked in yet and pop them back down?"
If you plan on displaying your diamond painting kit, check out How To Seal Your Finished Diamond Painting!
3. Using the multi-placer tool
When you get tired of the diamond-by-diamond approach, flip your pen over and start placing 3 or 5 diamonds at a time! The perfectly aligned rows are so satisfying to watch come together.
Marilou Abruscato says, "I love my 3 placer tool! It is great for larger areas." Where do you stand on the issue - do you prefer to go one-by-one, or use the multi-placer tool for your Diamond Painting Kits? Let us know in the comments!
2. Filling in a "Checkerboard" pattern
If you prefer to place diamonds one by one, the "Checkerboard Pattern" may be for you! In Diamond Painting, "checkerboarding" refers to the process of filling in every other square in an area with a large block of the same color, then going back and filling in the empty squares.
"So satisfying #TeamTweezers" says Dawn Mattei, who enjoys that satisfying "SNAP" that you get when you fill in all the blanks. Plus, things go much faster and your rows are way more lined up. This method is ideal for all you tweezer lovers out there.
"So much checkerboard. It's so satisfying to look at for some reason" says Codie Marie Samuelson. We couldn't agree more!
If you're dealing with a lot of the same color, mix things up for yourself! With Diamond Painting, there are a million ways to get creative. Robyn McMillan took it one step further and started making little "plots."
"The song 'Paint it Black' comes to mind when I work on this DP. I adopt a grid approach rather than the Checkerboard approach. Each grid is 100 diamonds and they are very satisfying to fill."
1. Putting in the LAST diamond
This one doesn't really need an explanation. If you've ever done a Diamond Painting Kit, you know there's no better feeling than putting that very last diamond where it belongs.
"How satisfying is putting in that last drill?" asks Vicki G. Olson. VERY, in our humble opinion. After so many hours of carefully applying thousands of tiny diamonds, there are few better feelings in the world!
What's Your Most Satisfying Diamond Painting Moment?
Did we miss an oddly satisfying moment in Diamond Painting? Let us know in the comments, or join our Facebook Support Group to become part of the family and submit your own!