There are certain moments in Diamond Painting where time seems to stand still. At Paint With Diamonds, we call these "Oh Sh*t" moments.
It's when you see your fur baby jumping with reckless abandon over to your exposed Diamond Painting Kit.
Or the horrifying moment when you discover your toddler used your storage container as a rattle.
Or the eternity from when your elbow hits your diamond tray to when the diamonds are in a pile on the floor.
If you've ever had an "Oh Sh*t" moment, you know the feeling. I'm sorry. Countless crafters in the Paint With Diamonds Support Group can relate. Here are some of our favorite Diamond Painting messes, mix-ups, and mishaps that are sure to give you some solid schadenfreude! 😉
7. Excitable Puppy Creates Diamond Fireworks
"I’m trying to keep telling myself 'I love my dog, I love my fiancé' but after months of telling him not to call the dogs when I’m working he still does it," says Lynsey Murguia. "My dog jumped right in the middle of my drills and it was like fireworks. This is just what I could pick up (and it’s 8 different colors 😩)
6. Confused Cats Cause Chaos
Sometimes, cats feel like more trouble than they're worth. "Contemplating how much I love my cats... 😑" says Natalia Lynn after discovering the chaos caused by her fur babies.
"My cat decided she wanted to play on my table today. I wanted to cry" says Vic Makemson. Maybe cats are just severely misunderstood? I'm sure their intentions are good...right? Right?
5. Toddlers And Diamond Paintings Don't Mix
"Note to self, don’t leave diamonds in a place where a 2 year old can dump the box upside down, send help 😫😓" says Sarah Ford. To be honest Sarah, your young'n was probably going to find those diamonds wherever you put them!
"My two year old son found my plastic tub storage bin under my bed. 😔" says Julie Enns Hansen. They don't call it the "Terrible 2s" for nothing!
"Grandson (3) was super quiet during nap time. Found him in his older sister's (11) bedroom with all of these poured out on her bed," says Anne Goemmer-Karr. "This is from a 30x40 picture which was stored on the top shelf of a bookshelf. Can we say 'climber?' Guess who will be sorting them?"
4. Just Another Manic Monday
"Well I won't be finishing this project. I bought it as a present and this is what I came home to," says Allie Thomas. "Why must Mondays be horrible?"
3. Putting Diamonds Where They Don't Belong
"Just realized colors are switched on canvas...so picking off diamonds one by one. 😭😭😭" says Andrea Jones. This one is so relatable! Sometimes your head is just somewhere else.
Once everything is properly sorted, everything falls into place and looks beautiful! But if pulling out each diamond sounds more tedious than it's worth, consider submitting a claim for our Free Oh Sh*t Insurance.
2. Paper In Places It Doesn't Belong
Linda Gillum asks desperately, "Help!!! What can I use to get this off?? 😭😭" If you're like Linda and find yourself in this situation, don't lose hope! Grab some baby wipes and start wiping the affected area.
The Baby Wipe Method also works for any other type of dirt or debris on your canvas - from dog fur to dust. If you don't have baby wipes, makeup wipes work as well. And don't worry, neither removes the stickiness!
1. Misplaced Elbows And Restless Knees
"Tell me I’m not the only one to do something this dumb 😭" asks Clare Clark. DEFINITELY NOT, Clare judging by the over 500+ people who liked your post. 'Oh Sh*t' moments can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time!
"Right after I finished sorting them for my brand new project ... Bam I lose half of them 😭🤯🤐" says Christie Violet. It always happens at the worst possible moment, right?!
PRO TIP: When the worst happens, grab some pantyhose and your vacuum cleaner and get to work! Especially helpful if you want to recover diamonds that fell in a carpet.
What's Your Worst "Oh Sh*t" Moment In Diamond Painting?
Cat walk over an exposed area? 2-year-old mix up all your diamonds? Share your story with the fine folks in the Paint With Diamonds Facebook Support Group and you may be featured in our next blog post!
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