Is Diamond Painting Easy?

Posted by Lynn Hamilton on 13th Dec 2021

Yes. Diamond painting is very easy and fun to do.

Diamond painting is the latest craft to take over the art world.

Instead of a paint by number, where you carefully apply paints in order to make an image, or a cross stitch with thread, you glue tiny diamonds to an adhesive canvas in order to create a stunning piece of diamond art.

Ultimately, diamond painting is very easy to do, and doesn't require any special skills.

Need some additional diamond painting tips? All you need to do is look up diamond painting on YouTube to see children and adults showing off their skills as they reveal incredible works of art they made by applying small, sparkly crystals to a canvas.

Diamond art is suitable for everyone from adults to children over the age of three, making it a perfect craft for the whole family.

Diamond Painting Supplies

All you need are diamond painting kits for your crew in order to get started. Diamond painting kits include:

  • A sticky canvas
  • Tweezers
  • An applicator pen
  • A wax pad
  • A tray
  • Square diamonds or round diamonds

With a diamond painting kit, creating an incredible piece of art is easy. All you have to do is to get a tiny amount of wax on the pen, pick up a diamond with the wax, and then apply the correct color to its corresponding number.

To aid your enjoyment, there is an easy to use color chart on the side of every canvas, and the packages of diamonds are sorted by color and labeled to make figuring out which one you need easy.

If you're still not sure what to do, there are a number of diamond painting “how to” videos on YouTube, so you can see for yourself how it is done.

You can also see how long it takes, and what people think while working on them.

Many people report diamond painting as being therapeutic, and an outlet for stress during their busy lives.

When you have filled in all the diamonds on a canvas, the result is a beautiful piece of diamond artwork you can frame and hang in your home.

Thanks to the numbering system, you don't have to have any artistic skills at all to do a diamond painting, and they can be as simple or as complex as you like.

Some paintings are full diamond paintings and have thousands of diamonds to apply, while others are partial diamond paintings have just a few hundred.

What Size Diamond Painting?

If you've never tried diamond painting before and aren't sure if you like it, it's better to start with a smaller canvas.

It can take a surprisingly long time to fill even a medium sized canvas, and you may feel discouraged if you have worked diligently at your painting and still have so many more diamonds to go.

What Type of Diamond Painting?

There are kits available for almost every possible subject you can imagine, from cute unicorns for your kid, to a jaw dropping ocean scene.

There are even custom diamond painting kits available that allow you to use your own picture.


If you're looking for a simple activity that will entertain your entire family, diamond painting is the perfect craft.

It is simple enough that small children can do it, but engaging enough to keep adults interested.

Give diamond painting a try and see what you can create.