Diamond Painting Cover Minder: What Is It and How to Create One


July 08, 2023

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As a dedicated diamond painter, you understand the importance of having tools that serve a practical purpose and bring a sense of joy to your crafting experience. When you buy diamond painting kits, they come with the essentials for completing a project. However, that doesn't mean there aren't additional tools and accessories that can make the process both easier and more enjoyable. A diamond painting cover minder is such an accessory that fulfills both these requirements. 

Not only do diamond painting cover minders add a touch of personality to your project, but they also serve a valuable function by securely keeping your cover out of the way while you meticulously place your drills and inplace when storing an unfinished canvas. 

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And if you've ever wanted to create your own diamond painting cover minder, look no further! We've got you covered with a step-by-step process to help you make a unique cover minder using simple materials later in this post. Whether you opt for a vintage rhinestone earring, a cabochon or another small inspiring or fun object with a flat back, the only other supplies you need are a button, some magnets and a hot glue gun. Once you're done, you'll have a personalized cover minder that's ready to take your diamond painting experience to the next level. 

What Is a Diamond Painting Cover Minder?

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Diamond painting cover minders are a fun and useful accessory, made from objects such as pins, buttons, small figurines or cabochons, that have been turned into magnets to hold your work's cover in place. 

They add a touch of individuality to your project and serve a practical function by securely holding your protective cover in place and keeping it out of your way when applying drills. By securing the cover, cover minders also reduce the risk of diamond painting problems by keeping dust or pet hair out of the adhesive.

How to Create a Diamond Painting Cover Minder

Materials Needed:

  • An old earring (without the post), cabochon or whatever you would like to use to make your cover minder. Choose something small with a flat back.
  • Small button.
  • Two small, strong magnets
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1: Select Something to Make Your Cover Minder Out of

Choose a piece that will serve as the top part of your diamond minder, which will be visible when holding a cover in place. If you are using an earring, remove the post. 

Step 2: Add a Magnet 

Attach a strong magnet to the back of the earring or cabochon, etc., applying a drop of hot glue to the object's flat surface. Carefully place a magnet in the glue, ensuring it's securely attached. Hold the magnet in place long enough to let the glue cool and form a strong bond. 

Step 3: Create the Button Backing

Use a small button as the backing for your cover minder. Taking care to position the magnet so the two magnets attract each other, apply a small amount of hot glue to the back of the button. Attach the second magnet to the hot glue, holding the button in place for a few seconds until it sets.

Step 4: Assemble the Cover Minder

Bring the earring and the button with magnets attached close together, aligning them properly. The magnets will attract each other, creating a strong bond and holding the cover minder together.

Test the cover minder by separating the earring and the button. Place the top piece over the cover on the front side of your canvas and the button piece on the back. The magnets should stick together, firmly holding the cover piece.

Step 5: Make Additional Cover Minders

Repeat the steps above to create as many additional cover minders as you'd like. Having multiple minders makes keeping the cover in place easier and more secure. It's especially helpful if you are trying to cover all but a small area of the canvas, as you can use multiple minders to hold several cover pieces in place. 

Protect Your Diamond Painting Progress

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A diamond painting cover minder is a valuable tool that enhances your journey in multiple ways. These diamond painting accessories help protect your canvas from dust, debris and accidental spills by holding the cover in place between crafting sessions. Cover minders also keep the cover out of the way while you're working. 

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Embrace the world of diamond painting and make your creative journey even more enjoyable and hassle-free by incorporating a diamond painting cover minder and other helpful accessories. Happy diamond painting!

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