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!


444 comments


  • tina

    Leave a couple diamonds from the previous color in case you missed one or two. You discover mistakes as you go. Turn your canvas slightly sideways to see if all diamonds are facing upwards.


  • Debbie

    @Rebecca, to use the pen: pull back plastic cover on the red sticky square that is in the kit. Then stick the point of the pen into the sticky square. Now just put the pen over the diamond and it will stick to the pen until you put it onto the sticky canvas


  • Gloria

    I have found it easy to use ice cubes trays, empty the diamonds into the cubes, not too many, then keep a list of the colours to go by.


  • RENEE L PLANT

    Simply cut your top sheet into quarters and pull them off one at a time and it will completely unroll without any other effort. Also I line my bags of diamonds up in the box it came in by cutting off the top and using a piece of that to put where I took the bag from, easy to put back.


  • Becky Webb Horten

    Need a solution for popping diamonds. I dont have the patient to sit and clip them to make them fit better. When I pay good $$ for these I dont understand why this cant be stopped. I have tried double sided tape, glue and few other things but none really help. I have one framed and the framing cost me over $80.00 and now there is a diamond that has popped off behind glass, how do I fix that?


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