what to do with leftover diamond painting beads?
10 ways to reuse your leftover diamond painting beads
Congratulations! You've just finished your diamond painting project! If you're a lover of diamond painting, like us at Figured'Art, you probably have a some surplus of diamond beads left over from your kit. Rather than letting them gather dust in a corner, there are numerous inventive alternatives for using these small shining gems. So, let's get started!
MAKE YOUR OWN MASTERPIECE
If you have enough extra diamonds, you can use them to make your own truly unique masterpiece. Add the diamonds to a blank canvas and use your creativity to create a one-of-a-kind pattern. You may also use a magazine photo and embellish it with colored diamonds. This creates a striking impact! If you prefer to stick to a specific design, you can also cover a printed drawing with diamonds.
DECORATE DAY-TO-DAY OBJECTS
Decorating everyday objects with diamond beads is a fun and creative DIY project. Decorate jewelry boxes, water bottles, notebooks, glasses cases, and other items with your extra diamonds. The diamonds will lend a sparkle to these one-of-a-kind things created by you! Clean the object with a gentle cloth to eliminate any dirt or dust before starting to glue the diamonds onto it. Before beginning to attach the diamonds, make sure the piece is completely dry. Before placing the diamonds, design the pattern you wish to make on your object with a pencil or marker. Once all of the diamonds are secured, allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours.
Resin diamonds can be used to make gleaming jewelry. If you have extra diamonds, you can build earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings with them. Select a jewelry base to create a one-of-a-kind design or to add diamonds to existing jewelry. Before you begin, make sure the base is clean and dry.
ADD PERSONALIZATION AND BLING TO YOUR WARDROBE
Add diamond beads from your diamond painting kit to your apparel to make it your own! Add diamonds to denim jackets, backpacks, shoes, and even caps with fabric adhesive. Customizing garments with diamond painting beads will give your ensembles a one-of-a-kind and glittering appearance. The diamonds will add a touch of glitz to a plain garment, transforming it into a sophisticated and unique fashion statement.
PERSONALIZE YOUR FLOWER POTS AND VASES
Diamond painting beads can also be used to make sparkling household decorations. Applying the remaining diamonds to your décor objects such as vases and flower pots will be an amazing method to add a touch of brightness, whether you want to customize current decorative pieces or create something new.
CUSTOMISE YOUR PHOTO FRAMES
Add your remaining diamonds to your photo frames to make them unique! Simply glue the diamonds to the photo frame's edges, or make a more complex pattern by sticking diamonds to the entire surface of the frame. You may also use your beads to turn plain coasters into dazzling things! Make an unique pattern by adding diamonds to cork, wood, or ceramic coasters. Make matching coasters for each member of your family or as gifts for your friends.
CREATE PERSONALIZED INVITATIONS AND GREETING CARDS
The remaining diamonds from your diamond painting kit can be used to make unique and sparkling party decorations or to personalize greeting cards and invites. Stick diamonds onto paper or cardstock to make original and glittering creations. This is a simple and inexpensive way to make eye-catching cards and invites.
MAKE YOUR OWN HANDMADE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
What a brilliant idea to use the leftover diamond painting beads to make unique and sparkling Christmas decorations! Here's a set of decorations you can make with your family to get ready for the holidays:
- Balls for Christmas: Fill clear Christmas balls from a craft or decoration store with colored diamonds. You may also make patterns by gluing diamond beads to each ball, or you can use a single color for a more consistent look.
- Garlands: Make a garland out of different colored cords or ribbons. Glue diamonds to the ribbons to make them sparkle. You can make a regular pattern or mix diamond colors and sizes for a more random appearance.
- Pendants for Christmas trees: Purchase wooden or cardboard Christmas tree pendants and display them.
- Diamonds can be used to embellish paper or cardboard window ornaments. Glue the diamonds to the front of the ornaments in a pattern or to make an image. For a more festive appearance, add glitter or beads.
- Wreaths: Use the diamond beads to embellish a pine branch or wood Christmas wreath. Glue the diamonds on the branches or wood, producing a pattern or a picture.
CREATE YOUR OWN PHONE CASE OR OTHER TECH ITEMS
Diamond painting beads are also useful for personalizing phone cases, computer cases, purses, and keychains. To make distinctive and glittering designs, stick them on the surface with strong adhesive or fabric glue. Diamonds can also be added to wireless headphones to add a bit of glitz.
All of these options will help you make excellent use of the remaining diamond painting beads! There are numerous ways to use your remaining diamond painting beads to add a touch of shine to your house, whether it's to customize current decorative pieces or to create something new. So, let your imagination run wild and make something one-of-a-kind and sparkling for your home or to give as a gift!
GIVE YOUR BEADS AWAY!
And, if you're truly addicted to diamond painting and have more beads than you need, why not donate the extras to organizations in need of art supplies for creative workshops or DIY projects? Beads may be used to produce works of art by schools, leisure centers, senior groups, or charitable organizations to sell and raise revenue for their activities... Why not conduct a good action in addition to emptying your bead drawer?