When I was at Creativation last month, I was given a few boxes of Diamond Art craft kits. I had seen several completed Diamond Art kits on the show floor, and I was excited to try the kits out for myself. Today, I am walking you through my first experience with Diamond Art from Leisure Arts and answer a few questions you might have about these kits.
What Is a Diamond Art Craft Kit?
Start a dazzling craft with Diamond Art by Leisure Arts, powered by Diamond Dotz! Paint with beautiful 13 faceted diamonds onto high-quality color printed fabric, fashioning your own shimmering tapestry to decorate your wall, adhere to a canvas bag, pillow or more! It’s like color by number, but with diamonds!
That’s how the Leisure Arts website describes these new kits, and it’s a pretty good description. Obviously, the gems are plastic, not diamonds, but you get the idea.
How Do Diamond Art Craft Kids Work?
This is a slightly longer video than you may be used to on my YouTube channel because I walk you through my whole experience with the gold heart kit. If you would like to see what these kits are like before you buy, and get some handy tips for using the kit, you’ll want to watch! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more creative videos like this.
How Difficult is the Kit?
My beginner level kit took me about two to two-and-a-half hours to complete by myself. I assume the intermediate and advanced kits would take longer to finish. I worked on my kit a little bit at a time, kind of like you might sit down to work on a jigsaw puzzle. That is my best comparison for this kit. It’s a fun, but manageable, task, and you feel very satisfied when it is finished!
Who Would Like These Kits?
I think these kits would be great for non-crafters since all the tools you need to complete the project are included in the kit. I think it’s age-appropriate for middle school students on up. Younger grade-school aged kids can enjoy it under the supervision of an adult. Dealing with the gem chart and all the tiny pieces could be frustrating for them alone. Because there are tiny pieces, this is obviously not recommended for very young kids.
Is This Only a One-Person Project?
One person can complete the kit alone, but it would also be a fun project to do with friends or family. You can buy extra trays and styluses so that more than one person can work on the kit at a time. This could be a fun rainy day project for your family, something to work on while you chat with your girlfriends, or a collaborative classroom project.
I hope this got you interested in trying a Diamond Art kit! I haven’t decided yet what to do with my finished project. Should I frame it or make it into a pillow? Let me know in the comments!
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