People Are Turning To “Diamond Painting” As Their Quarantine Craft

Diamond painting is very similar to “paint by numbers.”

Now that we are all stuck indoors and looking for something to pass the time, we might want to include something that allows us to express our creative side. Arts and crafts projects can be found in great numbers on our social media feeds, but there are some that stand above the rest. This includes a unique trend of “diamond painting” that is gaining the attention it deserves.

Diamond painting is very similar to “paint by numbers” that we are so familiar with. Canvas comes with each set that is covered in letters and numbers and there are tiny gemstones that correspond to those letters and numbers. In order to create the diamond painting, you use the applicator tool and put the gemstones on the canvas.

Once you’re done, you will have a beautiful piece of art to display.

Over the past month, searches for “diamond painting kits” have increased by 90%. Zulily is one online retailer that has seen a phenomenal increase in interest for those unique kits.

“This is a great example of a meditative project,” Zulily’s brand program manager and trend expert, Savannah Scofield, told Shop TODAY. “Once you’re done, I always really find it fulfilling to hang that artwork on the wall. It brings some texture to your art as well.”

If you’re looking for something to do and would like some guidance for your creative outlet, you may just want to try diamond painting. There are plenty of kits on sale at Zulily now, but there are a few that may be worth considering more than others.

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1. Diamond Painting Beach By Numbers Kit

According to Amazon reviews, this one is one of the best available. One reviewer even said it was a “great introduction to diamond art.”

2. DiamondByZiping Diamond Painting Kit

You can choose this Etsy bestseller in a number of different sizes and make it as big or small as you want. It also offers the option of square or round diamonds.

3. Wizardi Blue Village Lake Afternoon Diamond Painting Kit

You may not be able to travel due to restrictions but you can still think about vacation while you are creating this Lakeside Village. It’s a great starter kit.

4. Wizardi Green Rainbow Butterfly Diamond Painting Kit

This offers all of the colors that you could possibly want in life.