7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks You've Definitely Never Thought Of


7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

We LOVE diamond painting. There's absolutely nothing better than unboxing a new kit, prepping your canvas and tools, and spending countless hours putting diamonds to canvas to slowly reveal a masterpiece of your own making.

Fortunately, we're not alone in our addiction to this amazing new craft hobby! The passionate folks over at the official Paint With Diamonds Support Group are always sharing progress, tips, and tricks that make paint with diamonds lovers absolutely giddy! 

We've gone through hundreds of posts to find the best paint with diamonds tips and tricks. Read ahead for our favorites! 

7. Use egg cartons to organize your diamonds 

Raise chickens? Or did you just cook an omelette and use up all your eggs? Use the container to organize your diamonds! Courtesy of Niña Conklin. 

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

6. Tape or glue your diamonds next to their symbol on the canvas. 

Easily reference the diamonds you need at quick glance! Tip courtesy of Heidi Proctor and Angela Earley!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

5. Use a marker to put the number or symbol on each diamond bag.  

If egg cartons aren't your style, simply sort the diamonds into the plastic Ziploc bags included in your kit. Then write the corresponding number or symbol on the outside of the bag. Tip thanks to Kelsey Kelso Bjork!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

4. Use a cutting board as a flat surface for your canvas.

Can't find a good surface to use to complete your paint with diamonds? Just tape the canvas to a normal kitchen cutting board! Just wash it first ;). Thanks for the tip, Suzie Pini van Deurs!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

3. Use a multi-diamond applicator tool to speed up the process!

Don't be afraid to pick up more than one diamond at a time! Most of our kits come with a double-sided tool that lets you pick up one diamond at a time, or a bunch! Tip courtesy of Brooke Stubbs. 

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

2. Flatten your canvas by sleeping on it. Literally. 

This one comes straight from Ali King, who says, "put it between two pieces of cardboard. Put that under my mattress and sleep on it overnight. Works great! I do that once I'm done with it as well, just to make sure all the diamonds are fully adhered."

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

1. Stop static cling with dryer sheets. 

Isn't it annoying when your diamonds stick to everything BUT the canvas? PWD fan Ariel Rocha recommends cutting up a dryer sheet and placing  small pieces of it in whatever you are storing the gems in. Game changer!

7 Paint With Diamonds Tricks Youve Definitely Never Thought Of

Have an awesome tip that we missed? Leave it in the comments below! And don't forget to share this post with your fellow die-hard paint with diamonds fans!


579 comments


  • Tiffany Smith

    I love tip number 2, I never thought of that! Here’s a tip for framing; if your canvas is an irregular size try the customizable frames at Hobby Lobby :) In their framing section they have regular picture frames (they’re simple black metal frames, but you can always paint it later). The frames I’m talking about are sold in separate pieces, as in they sell each side section or edge of the frame separately instead of all put together. And they have each side available in multiple sizes along with multiple sizes of glass. Of course you can always leave the glass out, but I prefer to get a frame with glass to protect all the hard work I put into each canvas :)


  • Grace

    I can’t get the “drill” to work. I have about 5 different “multiple diamond 💎 holding” devices and can’t get any to work bid I get them in it (which is hard to get several in right, no gaps, then I can’t get them out. I end up having to pick them out. I asked someone who does these to show me and they can’t get hers or mine to work either. What is this user doing wrong. “User error “ I’m sure 😯


  • Mona

    I’ve finished a total of 17 and still going . I use a laptop desk that sits on my lap and it’s perfect fit for any size canvas.


  • Joyce Puttock

    I use weekly pill containers while I’m doing them out the numbers on the top easy to take off and I store the ones I haven’t used in small clip lock bags and put the numbers from the pill box on front of bag then I put a pic of the one I have done in the bag with the left over diamonds


  • Jane Ungelbach

    Store left over bags numerical in a container. If you need more for another project it will be right there by number. Also save empty bags file by number so can use for next project if necessary.


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