The Vacuum Cleaner + Pantyhose Trick (Diamond Painting Pro Tip)

April 01, 2020 1 min read 24 Comments

All it takes is one wrong move.

One twitch of the wrist. One misplaced forearm, and you see your diamonds plummeting to the floor almost in slow motion. 

Diamond Painting Spill

So, is all hope lost? Fear not, because on this week's Diamond Painting Pro Tips we're going to give you a simple hack for when you have an "Oh Sh*t" moment. 

LIFE HACK: The Vacuum - Diamond - Pantyhose Trick 

This one's pretty self explanatory, but an absolute life-saver once you have to go though this process yourself. 

Step 1: Grab a spare pair of pantyhose.

Alternatively, you can also use a regular old pair of leggings. Anything relatively sheer should work. 

Step 2: Place the pantyhose over the hose extension of a standard vacuum cleaner. 

Step 3: Suck up your fallen diamonds. 

Note - careful not to accidentally turn the vacuum off before your diamonds are placed strategically over a trash bin (if they're all mixed up) or your desk if you want to use them later. 

Oh - and be careful if your vacuum also happens to pick up any stray fur baby hairs 🐕🤣

Did You Have An "Oh Sh*t" Moment? 

If you're a PWD customer, take advantage of our "Oh Sh*t Insurance" policy that comes 100% free with every order! When you order from PWD, rest assured that we've got your back 😉

So what did you think of our nifty vacuum trick? Any experience with this one? Let us know in the comments down below!


24 Responses

Patricia Fedele
Patricia Fedele

April 17, 2020

Some times I just spill them on the table on purpose They are easier to get a hold on.

Joy
Joy

April 17, 2020

If there isn’t a whole lot of spilled diamonds the wax that comes in the kit picks them up pretty good also.

Rosalie
Rosalie

April 04, 2020

When I had that oh sh*t moment I just got on the carpet and picked them (fortunately diamonds were all black) up by hand and tweezers. The hardest part was getting back up off the floor by I’m old!,

Rebekah
Rebekah

April 04, 2020

Press and seal.

Brenda Edwards
Brenda Edwards

April 04, 2020

After reading about the lady storing her diamonds in the film containers, I thought I would also share empty pharmacy bottles also work great as well as some of the colors especially on the larger pictures will have a lot of diamonds, too many for the small storage containers you can purchase.

Mema
Mema

April 02, 2020

Very good 😁

Victoria Paris
Victoria Paris

April 02, 2020

this is good but who the heck wears or owns pantyhose anymore?

Mary Alleger
Mary Alleger

April 02, 2020

Very good idea. I have a small shark bagless vacuum I keep in my craft room and vacuum them up and sort them out of the cup.

Carol
Carol

April 02, 2020

I have to tell you watching the video of all those diamonds pouring onto the floor made me physically ill. Thank God I haven’t had that problem YET The most I have spilled was from my little green boat that holds my diamonds. Hopefully I won’t have to use the vacuum but thanks for heads up

Karen
Karen

April 02, 2020

Really awesome idea for that moment we all dread!!!! Thank you!!!!

Bernice Weinstein
Bernice Weinstein

April 02, 2020

I use double sided tape that you can wind around a rolling pin. Or will wind regular tape around upper part of my fingers with sticky side out.

Bernice Weinstein
Bernice Weinstein

April 04, 2020

I use double sided tape that you can wind around a rolling pin. Or will wind regular tape around upper part of my fingers with sticky side out.

Raymond DeMunck
Raymond DeMunck

April 02, 2020

I store my Diamonds in film containers that I have collected. They work a lot better than plastic bags. And it’s easier to to put the Diamonds in them than bags. I haven’t bought any camera film in years, so I don’t know if they are still available.

carol or Johnson
carol or Johnson

April 02, 2020

Great Idea, Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Rose
Rose

April 01, 2020

Thanks, I happen to pick them up with a link roller. I usually drop a few, but it’s good to know that. I’ll have to try that next time.
Thank You.

jane Starr
jane Starr

April 02, 2020

What a great idea, I have found myself sitting on the floor trying to pick them up by hand, I won’t have to do that anymore…LOL! Thank you for the trick!

Joan Braunberger
Joan Braunberger

April 02, 2020

I have used my hand held vacuum since day 1 as I’m always accidentally dropping some on the rug. So at the end of a session I do a quick vac and then empty the tiny bin and voila there’re my resins ready to go the next day. Another quick trick for just a few are the gel pads used for beading. A quick pass picks up the waywards.

Lorrie Cunningham
Lorrie Cunningham

April 02, 2020

I love the tip. With the Oh s@@t insurance you want the packing # that I did not keep. I need four colors for my nativity scene.

Sandy
Sandy

April 02, 2020

My Oh, Sh*t! moment resulted in the majority of my navy dots dumping onto my multi-colored carpet. Nothing can be found that drops on this awful carpet. Since I just moved here replacing it isn’t an option yet. Not to worry…I got my lint roller and rolled it over the area where the dots dropped. Even though I couldn’t see them, my trusty lint roller picked them up and I was able to flick them off the roller and back into the tray with my fingernail. Several passes of the roller and no more were being picked up, so I knew I hand them all. Now a lint roller lives in my dots bag!

Linda Dunker
Linda Dunker

April 02, 2020

Great idea. Wish I would have known it earlier but I’m sure it’s bound to happen again.

Sharon Knisely
Sharon Knisely

April 02, 2020

I’ve had this moment twice! I have a cement porch covered with fake grass. I take my diamond painting outside and use a t.v. tray to work on. I stood up to do something, bumped the tray and …well you know the rest. This tip would have come in handy then. Instead I’m crawling around on the floor trying to find diamonds! Urrrggg! I’m still finding them! Thank you so much for this tip! <3

Carolyn Catlett
Carolyn Catlett

April 02, 2020

Very easy fix for a problem to could be a disaster and you don’t have to wait for replacement supply. 😊

Patti
Patti

April 02, 2020

Great idea! I have cat hair on my floors so I would have to pick those out but definitely will remember this trick. Thanks.

Joy Clewett
Joy Clewett

April 02, 2020

What a great idea

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