If you're as much of a Diamond Painting ADDICT as I am, odds are you have a ton of leftover diamonds just lying around taking up space. 

Why not put those excess gems to use and create something beautiful? Get inspired by these wonderful DIY diamond creations submitted by members of our Facebook Support Group! We've compiled our 10 favorite entries below.

10. Create Diamond Bottle Art

"Found these small [bottles] and layered the colors," says Ashley Renaud. Not only that, but they can also double as Christmas ornaments! Just put a little hook in the top (use cork if you can) and hang them from your tree 🎄

9. DIY Your Own Christmas Ornaments 

Speaking of Christmas, Stella Godinez created an entire Christmas tree's worth of Diamond Ornaments using her leftover drills. They really contrast well with the dark green of the tree!

If you'd rather someone else do the heavy lifting for you, head on over to Presley's Baubles and tell 'em Paint With Diamonds sent ya! 

8. Build A Diamond Pen Holder 

Ashley Cornelius used an old mason jar and leftover drills to create a gorgeous Diamond Pen Holder. Perfect if you have a lot of Diamond Pens piling up. 

7. Decorate A Religious Ornament 

Jennifer Wells decorated a cross using spare drills held on by Tacky Glue and sealed with Mod Podge. The end result is fantastic!  

6. Make Use Of Old Needlepoint Grids 

"Once I organized all my leftover diamonds, I found a needlepoint grid for a Christmas ornament," says Angie DeLuca. "Placed a piece of laminating paper upside down over grid paper and started counting."

"Once that was done I covered it all with Glossy Accents embellishing glue and when dry, cut away the excess laminating paper. Voila! Ready to be mounted on glitter paper so it can hang on the tree!"

5. Add Some Flair To Bland Decor 

Lynn Fierro used her spare drills to glitter up a gift. "I blinged out this trailer decor for my friend’s birthday. I want to make myself one now too. Love it! $8 at Michaels. I just used double stick tape."

Danyele Hazel Atkins used her leftover drills to make a jewelry box for her mom's birthday. I bet she loved it!

4. Use Your Imagination

Kath Tuck created this gorgeous romantic display with pressed cardboard and double-sided sticky tape. "Very time consuming, but so worth it." 

When it comes to creating your own art with spare drills, the sky is the limit! Consider using foam boards, cardboard, or other craft supplies to create your own blinged-out displays. Cheryl Katz decorated a plain old wooden "T" from the local craft shop to create a stunning result. 

3. Put A Unique Spin On Stained Glass Art

Kassie Essen is putting a beautiful spin on stained glass art by using her leftover drills to color in her dragon. Such a fun spin on stained glass!

2. Bling Out Your Wardrobe 

Janelle Scott added some color to her daughter's white shoes with a rainbow of different colors. It came out beautifully!

Pro Tip: If you do decide to decorate your shoes or other clothing with diamonds, make sure you use exceptionally strong glue. Otherwise you run the risk of diamonds flying off all over! 

1. Give Yourself A Manicure 

Samantha Boehm decided to accent her nails with different shades of blue diamonds. "All I did was paint my nails black top coat put the diamonds on while top coat was wet the two more top coats."

Beki Goulding opted for green over blue. "I found a use for my left over drills from a special shape project."

If you want to join in the conversation, don't forget to join the official Paint With Diamonds Facebook Support Group

What do YOU do with your spare drills? Tell us in the comments below! Bonus points for pictures 😀


  • PAmela said:

    Hi what a great idea I will do that with mine. thank u

    November 20, 2019

  • Randi Davidson said:

    This article really helps give some wonderful ideas. I now have something worthwhile to use my excess beads on. Thank you.

    November 20, 2019

  • Renee Benett said:

    Decorated a Dollar store photo frame and small jewelry box.

    November 20, 2019

  • DOYLE Sandra said:

    Just wondering where you buy Glossy Accents embellishing glue please?

    November 20, 2019

  • Christina Beard said:

    is so great I am sharing with a dear friend I got into paint with Diamonds.
    I got into this because we have a monthly auction here in the village in New Mexico I live in. There were three boxes of access diamonds they had from an estate sale they were doing. The person kept the diamonds in little plastic sample cups. There were 400 sample cups in the boxes I won the bid on. Since then I have finished 12 of my own canvas’ and have been wondering what I am going to do with all the extras I have. these are great ideas. thank you so much

    November 20, 2019

  • Lori Green said:

    I’ve done plenty paint with diamonds. Trying to frame them I find tasking as the sizes of the picture are not the norm that I can find in stores. Also, professional frames are highly expensive. Are there any tips to framing from fellow drillers?

    November 20, 2019

  • Karen said:

    Love the different ways you can use your spare diamonds. I actually gave all my spares to my daughter for arts and craft.

    November 20, 2019

  • Lucy said:

    Hi, the link for Paint with Diamonds Facebook Support Group is not working, when you click on it it takes you to Facebook but it says page not there or link is broken😞

    November 20, 2019

  • Joann Sommers said:

    super items cant wait 2 try

    November 20, 2019

  • Mary Higby said:

    I have soooooooooooo many left overs. Thanks for the ideas.

    November 20, 2019

  • Gigi said:

    Great and fun ideas!

    November 20, 2019

  • Gigi said:

    Great and fun ideas!

    November 20, 2019

  • Frances Friend said:

    Like all the ideals u all had for the leftovers and u could take and do the diamonds on the outside of the glass balls too

    November 20, 2019

  • Frances Friend said:

    Like all the ideals u all had for the leftovers and u could take and do the diamonds on the outside of the glass balls too

    November 20, 2019

  • Alice said:

    Someone drew pic I put beads

    November 20, 2019

  • Kathy YOung said:

    I like to post a picture of my cat and dog paw prints that I did with my left over drills

    November 20, 2019

  • Shannon Long said:

    I keep mine organized with numbers on small containers in case I need them in case of missing diamonds in a kit or if I end up spilling some.

    November 20, 2019

  • Gaila Ozaki Perran said:

    THANK YOU for posting these ideas. I have tens of thousands of leftover diamonds and have been trying to think of something to do with them! Love it!!!!

    November 20, 2019

  • Darlene Stanton said:

    That’s cool

    November 20, 2019

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