What to Do with Your Leftover Diamonds
Almost immediately after finishing their first diamond painting, Diamond Painting Australia craft lovers are stuck looking for ideas of what to do with their leftover diamonds. Do you find yourself in this very same predicament?
If so, you’re in luck because today’s article will be sharing five fun ideas that will put your leftover diamonds to good use. Let’s dig right in!
1. Create Your Own Custom Ornaments
If you can get your hands on a few clear baubles with pop-off tops, you’ve got yourself the perfect use for your leftover diamonds. This idea is a wonderful one because it is so simple, and the results are simply stunning. You can use said results as a fabulous addition to your Christmas tree or gift it to one of your friends or family members.
You can go about this in one of two ways:
- Remove the top off the clear bauble and pour in your diamonds. Feel free to use corresponding colors or mix them up. Et Voila!
- Grab your tools and decorate the outside of the bauble by using your leftover diamonds to create your own patterns, pictures or even a simple initial.
This is so simple that you can do it in just a couple of minutes. If you have children, you’ll appreciate that this is an idea that the whole family can get involved in.
2. Forget Bedazzling – Diamond-ify Your Belongings
Is the back of your smartphone looking a little dull? Are your shoes looking a little lifeless? Do the clothes in your wardrobe need a little sprucing up? Is your wallet crying out for a splash of personality? If you answered yes, good news: your leftover diamonds can solve all of the above.
Use your leftover diamonds to complete transform, well, pretty much anything. This idea is incredibly easy, doesn’t involve buying anything you don’t already own and promotes the idea of reusing different objects & items. Talk about a win-win.
3. Make Even More Art
Why not use your leftover diamonds to create even more art? It’s all but guaranteed that there are many different items and objects that are lying around your home or office that would benefit from a diamond facelift. Some of these items include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Photo frames
- Plant pots
- Scatter cushions
- Lamp shades
- Stationary holders
We just listed a few examples of items that are found in most households but remember that you are only limited by your imagination.
4. Mani Pedi, Anyone?
We know this one is a little out there, but who doesn’t love to get a little creative every now and then? This couldn’t be any simpler: just apply a coat of nail polish onto your fingernails or toenails and stick your leftover diamonds on while the polish is still wet.
The beauty of this specific leftover diamond idea is that it is incredibly unique and offers you plenty of creative freedom. You can go completely nuts in terms of color choices, styles and patterns. One thing is for sure—your nails will become a conversation starter!
5. Share the Love and Share Your Diamonds
If you aren’t feeling any of the four ideas we’ve shared with you so far or if you have so many leftover diamonds that you don’t know what to do with them, consider giving them away to someone who will benefit from them.
You could gift your leftover diamonds to a fellow crafter that is just getting started or someone who has shown interest in wanting to start. You could even donate them to your local school for its arts and crafts program.
This is a wonderful idea for three reasons. Firstly, you’re solving the problem of what to do with your leftover diamonds. Secondly, you’re sharing the diamond painting love with someone new. Thirdly, it’s a much better alternative to simply throwing them away. The environment will love you and your friend or local school will love you more.
Diamond Painting Australia fans adore the precision, focus and mental strength required to successfully craft a masterpiece. But once your painting is complete and it’s time to make use of your leftover diamonds, you can completely let loose & let your creative juices flow.
Diamond painting is just the gift that keeps on giving. Even when your diamond painting is finished and hanging proudly on your wall, the leftover diamonds can be used for all sorts of bonus crafts. Today’s article has proven this.
Whether you give something old new life by adorning it with a couple of strategically placed diamonds or create your own ornaments, we’re certain that you’ll get a lot out of the art of diamond painting.