More and more Millenials and Gen Z crafters are flocking to craft stores than ever! Throughout the last year and a half, therapeutic crafts and activities for beginners have been in high demand, from puzzles to learn-to-crochet kits and needle art! A trend on the rise for the younger generations has been diamond painting kits and paint-by-numbers kits. With their color coding and easy-to-navigate instructions, these kits are perfect for a little mindless crafting to distract anxious minds from the outside world for a little while.
Diamond painting has become a huge trend and we are here for it!
Alexandra Pauly, Associate Editor at Hypebae, says "the soothing project has been around for years, but only recently captured the attention of TikTok, where the #DiamondPainting hashtag boasts over 830 million views. Users chronicle the satisfying process of sticking tiny, multicolored jewels to a gridded canvas and zooming out on the finished result."
Diamond Dotz has these cute mini kits so you can try it out before committing to a big piece. After testing it ourselves with Up Up & Away Kit, we can confirm that it's so fun and relaxing! We would compare it to the satisfaction of completing a puzzle, minus the stressful part of missing your last piece (these kits make sure to give you lots of extra gems.)
If you're feeling like an extra challenge and want to get your kids into this craft, try out the new Camelot Dotz! There are a variety of licensed characters to choose from, like Marvel & DC comics, Harry Potter, and Star Wars!
They say the art of diamond painting is therapeutic but even just watching some of these short TikTok videos was mesmerizing and calming. We could watch these diamond painting TikToks all day! Even if you've never been on TikTok, dip your toes in the newer social platform by watching a few TikToks that we couldn't help but share below. Who knows, you might even like it there and find other trending craft hobbies too. Call it research!
Similar to diamond painting, paint by numbers has also seen a huge spike in popularity. Caroline Biggs, at MarthaStewart.com, wrote "therapists say they can help reduce stress and anxiety. No surprise then that Dayna Isom Johnson, Trend Expert at Etsy, says there has been a 539-percent increase in searches for paint-by-number kits, compared to this time last year."
Not everyone is a painter, and with paint-by-number kits, you don't have to be to create a beautiful piece of hand painted artwork for your home!
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