Diamond painting is such a fun and therapeutic craft to take on, and we especially think it works well for festive designs thanks to its glittery nature. If you have never tried diamond painting before and would like to find out more about this craft, we have this fabulous guide to diamond painting, which will tell you everything you need to know.

In short, diamond painting is placing small resin gems on a pre-printed design. The gems correlate with the numbers on the design. It's just like paint by numbers but with diamonds instead of paint.

Thanks to the repetitive nature of this craft it is often described as therapeutic and relaxing, as it doesn't require too much concentration. This makes it a good after-work or school craft to start winding down from any stresses of the day.

In our list, you'll find a variety of Christmas-themed designs to choose from, from traditional Santa designs to cute modern characters. Whatever your style you'll find something here to get stuck into!

Main image: Disney diamond painting kit, Disney diamond painting kit, Hobbycraft, £9.75

21 Christmas diamond painting kits

1. Gnome Christmas diamond painting kit

With bright colours and cute festive gnomes, this diamond painting kit will be a real treat to complete. You can choose from two different designs, one featuring a pair of gnomes and a cute robin, and the other a single gnome and a sweet bird.

In the kit, you'll find pre-sorted gems labelled with the corresponding code to the printed canvas. There will be drills in the kit too so that you can stick your diamonds to the canvas. Once you finish this mindful project it will look beautiful hanging on your wall amongst the Christmas decor (and we're sure it'll add a sparkle).

Christmas diamond painting - gnomes

2. Snowman Christmas diamond painting kit

Paint the festive snowman with this beautiful diamond painting kit. In the scene, you'll paint a sweet snow-covered cabin, a frosted tree and of course the snowman, complete with a chunky knitted scarf.

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Within the kit, you'll find everything you need to complete the picture, including a pre-printed canvas, sorting tray and much more. With plenty of positive buyer reviews, we think this one is a strong choice for your first (or next) diamond painting kit.

Christmas diamond painting - snowman

3. Owl Christmas diamond painting card kit

Diamond painting with a twist! Not only do you get the fun of creating a beautiful picture from diamonds, but you'll be left with a beautiful greetings card for a special someone at Christmas.

The design is a beautiful barn owl perched upon a holly tree. Although this kit might look detailed it will actually only take between 1-2 hours to complete, so if you wanted to make several that could be easily done. The kit contains everything you need plus some handy extras like an envelope and crystal storage bags.

Christmas diamond painting - owl

4. Christmas cabin diamond painting kit

Are you looking for a mega project? This detailed kit is not one for the faint-hearted. It contains a multitude of gem colours to create this vibrant painting. Although this project might take some time longer than others on this list, the outcome will certainly be worth it.

The glow of a traditional wooden cabin surrounded by snow and drenched in the warm glow of the setting sun. This design just screams cosy.

Christmas diamond painting - cabin

5. Skiing gnome greetings card

This adorable diamond painting kit is the perfect way to get the kids involved. Suitable for ages 6 and above, it will be a lovely introduction to the world of diamond painting.

Printed with the design, this greetings card design is simple to complete and should only take a few hours. You'll find everything you need in the kit!

Christmas diamond painting - gnome

6. Cute bunnies crystal diamond painting kit

Create this glittering scene featuring a pair of adorable bunnies sitting in the snow. The diamond painting is only on parts of the card, such as the bunnies, the trees and the berries. The background is a printed snowy scene, which means the card will only take about 1 hour to complete.

Christmas diamond painting - bunny

7. Rudolph diamond painting kit

Create this dazzling diamond painting of Rudolph the rednosed reindeer! This simple design is ideal for those who want a speedy project or for kids wanting to give it a try. All you need to do is pick the gems up and place them on the specially designed colour-printed fabric.

Christmas diamond painting - bunny

8. Christmas diamond painting kit - puppy

What's more adorable than a sleepy puppy? Paint this beautifully cute pup in diamonds and make it into a special Christmas card for someone you love. Made up of both a painted background and gems, the design will be quick to make.

The kit contains all you need, and you can decide whether you'd like to frame it as a picture or make it into a greetings card.

Buy the Christmas diamond painting kit, £4.99, Etsy

Christmas diamond painting - puppy

9. DIY cottage scene diamond painting kit

Diamond paint this beautifully traditional Christmas scene complete with a wooden cabin, snowman and Christmas tree. This design comes in a variety of sizes and you can choose from round or square diamonds depending on the style you are going for.

Christmas diamond painting - cottage

10. Large festive scene diamond painting kit

Now, this is a diamond painting! Coming in at a massive 90x60cm this project will definitely take you some time. It might be the perfect project to work on as a family, where you can all take a colour and create the picture together. T

his delightful kit by Diamond Dotz contains high-quality printed fabric, Diamond Dotz pre-sorted by shade, a craft tray, stylus, soft-grip, wax caddy and instructions! Everything you need to complete the painting.

Christmas diamond painting - large

11. Birdie Christmas diamond painting kit

Create this beautiful snowy scene featuring two beautiful birds perched upon a tree. This lovely project measures 30x30cm so will take you roughly 6-20 hours to complete. It is suitable for all levels, and ages 8 and up.

Christmas diamond painting - bird

12. Simple Christmas diamond painting kit

Featuring mini motifs this Christmas diamond painting kit is ideal for kids, each design is quick and easy to complete. Keeping kids' attention can be a challenge, but satisfyingly quick makes are always a winner.

Christmas diamond painting - kids

13. Diamond painting magnet

How adorable is this diamond painting magnet kit? Once you are finished you can simply pop on your fridge to admire it during the holidays. This cute design features a red Beetle with a Christmas tree atop its roof, the classic Christmas scene!

Christmas diamond painting - car

14. Santa Claus diamond painting kit

We had to include the big man himself! Painted in a magical snowy scene with his big bag of presents ready to deliver. The canvas is 30x40 cm so a medium-sized project that will take the crafter a good few hours to complete.

In the kit, you'll find everything you need to complete the painting. Once you're finished you'll just need to choose a lovely frame to hang up as part of your festive decor.

Christmas diamond painting - santa

15. Robin diamond painting kit

Diamond Art has a beautiful collection of high-quality diamond painting kits to get stuck into. You can of course find a tonne of Christmas-themed designs but also plenty of kits covering almost everything you can imagine!

This adorable design we've picked out features a classic robin in a beautiful snow scene. The fabulous thing about these kits is that they are available in a variety of sizes to suit your style. Don't forget the larger the diamond painting canvas, the more detail you'll see.

Christmas diamond painting - robin

16. Modern DIY diamond painting kit

Are you looking for a more modern diamond painting kit? We adore this chalkboard-style diamond painting created with darker background colours and bright sparkly text on top. The fab thing about Diamond Art is they have a current offer in place if you buy 3 diamond painting kits you'll get one for free!

Christmas diamond painting - modern

17. Diamond Dotz Rambling Bear painting kit

Another beautiful kit from Diamond Dotz! Celebrate the majestic brown bear with this charming diamond painting kit. You'll diamond paint the bear and the snowy trees behind him. The background is then a painted scene to make your diamonds pop!

Christmas diamond painting - bear

18. Disney diamond painting kit

Create three charming Disney diamond painting card kits. It includes a Crystal Art card set, Bambi card, Mickey and Minnie card, Winnie the Pooh card, three envelopes, a pick-up pen, a tray, jelly wax and a bag of crystals. These cards are so adorable and would make lovely Christmas cards for friends and family. Thanks to their small design each one will only take an hour or two.

Christmas diamond painting - disney

19. Pixar crystal art decorations

Make up these super cute double-sided hanging diamond painting decorations! The designs feature beloved Pixar characters including, Buzz, Woody, the alien from Toy Story, Mike Wazowski, Sulley Sullivan and Lightning Mcqueen.

Christmas diamond painting - pixar

20. Robin diamond painting kit

This very vibrant design is perfect for the festive crafter this season. In the kit you'll find contains a Self-Adhesive Canvas Stretched onto a wooden frame, 1 x Tray, 1 x Crystal Pick up Pen, 1 x Jelly Wax, Instructions and Coded Bags of Crystal to drill the entire canvas. This means your crystal artwork will be ready to hang!

Christmas diamond painting - robin

21. Christmas card diamond painting kit

At just 30cm squared this diamond painting card kit is perfect for somebody who might just want to get a taste of diamond painting. With a satisfyingly quick design, we're sure you'll get hooked. Once you're finished you can post it to your favourite person.

Christmas diamond painting - card

Christmas Diamond painting for any crafter

Diamond painting is suitable for almost anyone! It's simple, fun and comes in a variety of difficulty levels. Choose your favourite style and the amount of detail you want to create your perfect craft project.

Diamond painting for any occasion

Diamond painting has endless opportunities for you to get creative! Find your next project with our best diamond painting kits.


Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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