How to Make Crystal Art: A Dazzling Journey into Diamond Painting

Welcome to the captivating world of crystal art, a form of mosaic art that's both therapeutic and artistically fulfilling. At Coastal Craft Collective, we're thrilled to guide you through this sparkling journey of DIY crystal art.

What is Diamond Painting?

Diamond painting, a unique craft also known as crystal art, involves creating images with tiny, shimmering crystals. It's a delightful blend of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, allowing you to create dazzling artworks using color-coded diamonds. As such, crystal art is just as engaging for beginners, as it is for the more experienced crafters. 

How Does Crystal Art Work?

Crystal art involves applying numerous tiny crystals to a sticky, pre-printed canvas. Each crystal, meticulously placed, contributes to a vibrant piece of art. It's a process that's as rewarding as it is relaxing. 

What can I use to Make Crystal Art?

In short, anything with a canvas for the crystals to be adhered to. A great place to start would be to create bespoke cards or notebooks, as the designs will be smaller. However, if you’re feeling confident, think as far outside the box as possible! 

What can you Make with Crystal Art?

For beginners, if you’re looking for inspiration it’s best to start with a kit, and choose your pre-determined design. At Coastal Craft Collective, we offer a wide range of beautiful designs to help you on your journey. If you’re a crafting professional, or love a challenge, the possibilities are endless. 

Basic Tools Needed

Starting your crystal art journey requires a few key tools:

Crystal Art Kit

Much like cross-stitch, you can purchase kits which help you to build a specific design, an ideal place to start with Crystal art. At Coastal Craft Collective, we provide a variety of starting kits

Applicator Tool

Essential for accurately placing crystals. If you’re starting out with a kit, these should be included. 

Adhesive Wax

Adhesive wax ensures the crystals stick to the material. Again, any starter kit will have this included. 


Crystal art often requires a range of different coloured crystals, as such using a tray helps to keep crystals organised during your project. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare Your Workspace

Remember, crystal art is a process, so for the best results, get organised and find a quiet, comfortable spot with good lightning. 

Follow Instructions

If you’re using a kit, the instructions will guide you through the process using colour codes. If you are feeling more adventurous or have a particular design in mind, make sure you at least have something visual to glance at during the project. 

Enjoy the Process

Watch as your canvas transforms into a masterpiece. Take your time, but more importantly, enjoy the time to yourself (or with friends!). 

Visit Coastal Craft Collective Today

Whether you're creating something more personalised or just starting your journey into diamond painting, we've got you covered. Create stunning crystal art cards with Coastal Craft Collective’. We offer a range of designs, guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face and our kits come with everything included, to save you the hassle. 

Remember, crafting is not just about the end product; it's about the joy of creating. Join a community of craft enthusiasts at our workshops. Start your craft journey today and let your creativity shine!