COMPLETE LIST OF PAINT BY NUMBER COMPANIES COMPILED INTO ONE CONVENIENT LIST!
First let me start by saying "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
I don't know about you, but for me, 2020 went by in a flash. Unfortunately for most of us, it wasn't our best year. The beginning of 2020 was when we all learned of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak in China, and it was all downhill from there. In a short period of time, the virus covered the globe like a wave of destruction. Countries implemented lock-down and quarantines, with most of us going into isolation for the first time in our lives.
In February, I had to resign from a job that I loved as the manager of the Custom Framing Department at Michael's Arts & Crafts. I had been struggling for almost a year with some major health issues, so the resignation was devastating to me. I didn't want to leave my work-friends, customers and the job I felt like I was perfect for. I felt like I was leaving my "niche" behind.
I joined Farmasi Beauty as a Beauty Influencer in February, and I started making YouTube videos on makeup and skincare again after a long hiatus. I had more time on my hands than usual, so I decided to start recording more hobby-related videos for paint by numbers and diamond painting. That was when things "exploded"!
With "stay-at-home orders" in place in most countries, we all needed an outlet...something to keep us from the grips of depression, anxiety and stress. None of us were accustomed to being locked away from family, friends and the rest of the world. Simple hobbies seemed to become "life savers" for most of us. I know it saved me.
After searching for reputable companies to purchase my paint by numbers and diamond paintings, I ran across many amazing, legitimate companies to buy from...but I also ran across companies who were using the pandemic to scam consumers. That was when I made the decision to start a "Legit or Scam" series for paint by number shopping sites. I made it my goal to test companies and inform the public on who they could trust. This is when my relationships began to flourish with some of the most reputable companies, and I built long-term rapport.
I also recorded videos for each company individually, where I do an unboxing, first impression, review and swatch the paints. I am a huge believer in "keeping it real" with my viewers, so I am pretty candid when it comes to these videos. You can find at least one video (if not more) for each company I have mentioned. You can find those videos in my Paint by Number Youtube playlist.
Now that is where this video comes in...the consolidated list for 2020 for all of the companies I tried and reviewed for the entire year. This series started with a very short list of companies, but now we have a wonderful group of trusted shopping sites to order from. Here is the video, for those who don't want to read all of this post. Below you will find the links to the stores I discuss in my video:
Here is the complete list of sites with promo codes for the companies that have provided me with one.
"LEGIT" SHOPPING SITES:
• Aana Banana PROMO CODE: MELANIE
• Craft-Ease PROMO CODE: MEL-20
• FGNormal PROMO CODE: Melanie10%OFF
• Kimily (on Amazon)
• Kronictron (on Amazon)
• Norgeson (this company will not be selling online for the year 2021, but they will have other retailers selling their products)
• Opalberry (on Amazon)
• Schipper (on Amazon) (also see my Amazon Influencer Store links below to shop in your country)
• Winnie’s Picks PROMO CODE: MELANIE5
QUESTIONABLE WEBSITES (PURCHASE WITH CAUTION):
Here are my *NEW* Amazon Influencer stores where you can shop for some of the products and stores that I love!
** SHOP AMAZON INFLUENCER US **
** SHOP AMAZON INFLUENCER UK **
** SHOP AMAZON INFLUENCER CA **
** Disclaimer: Some of the shopping links provided are affiliate links, which allow me to make a small commission on your purchases through the link. The purchase of these products helps me to continue to bring you videos. I will not ever recommend anything to you that I do not use myself! **
** AMAZON US ARTS, CRAFTS & SEWING ** (anything you purchase in this category):
** TOOLS I USED IN MY PBN VIDEOS **
** Melanie B's Digital-Printable-Reusable Swatch Guide: https://www.melaniegilstrap.com/product-page/printable-reusable-paint-swatch-guide
** Faber Castell : Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot & Brush Holder: Blue https://amzn.to/3chPPS4
** Faber Castell : Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot & Brush Holder: Lime https://amzn.to/2RO85sR
** Faber Castell : Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot & Brush Holder: Red/Orange https://amzn.to/2FYsPeM
** Tamiya Metal Stirrer: https://amzn.to/3pWQZJ9 or https://amzn.to/33rHd8z
** Farmasi SensiWipes: https://www.farmasius.com/melaniegilstrap/product/farmasi-sensi-wipes-makeup-cleaning-wipes/12130
** Detail Paint Brush Set- 5 Sizes with Triangular Handle for Detailing $11.99 https://amzn.to/2ZQ44ck
** Paint Puck: https://amzn.to/35ASvqL
** Meal Prep Containers Pack of 50: https://amzn.to/30BwHJl
** Liquitex Flow-Aid: https://amzn.to/2ZJJvwt
** PBN Log: https://www.melaniegilstrap.com/pbn
** DP Log: https://www.melaniegilstrap.com/pbn
In addition to all of the things I mentioned above, I also started a new Patreon Creator account. This is a place where you get personal attention, exclusive videos and content and much more, depending on the membership you select. Learn more about how to join me on Patreon!
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Thank you for joining me, and I hope you find this list helpful for your paint-by-number shopping endeavors!