Home Decor

Make Your Own Floating Artwork

Lately, my décor style leans toward clean lines, geometric patterns, and predominantly monochromatic designs.  Naturally, as I was mulling over ideas for my powder room, I wanted something unique but also keeping in with my design style.

This piece of art fit the bill, and it was super easy to DIY.

Materials to Get Started

Float Frame

Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint

Geometric Design

Clear Transparency Film

8×10 or 11×14 Piece of Paper

Sharpie Paint Pen

How Long Did It Take?

Total time to complete everything took 1 hour (including paint drying time).

Total Cost



Floating Frame


Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint


Clear Transparency Film


Sharpie Paint Pen


Total Cost



Purchase a Floating Frame

I searched high and low for an 11”x14”, low budget, white floating frame. I quickly discovered that it was going to be pricey.  My local Michaels Stores had one for $16, not in white, but I knew I could make it work!

Black Float Frame, Belmont by Studio Décor®


Paint It White

If you are happy with the black frame, you can skip this step.  However, I wanted a white frame to contrast against my dark grey wall. 

I took apart the frame and set aside the glass.

I used Rust-Oleum Multi-Purpose Spray Paint (the one that bonds to plastic) to paint the frame white; one can is more than enough for this project.


Choose Your Image

I really wanted a geometric design for my art piece – but honestly, you can do any kind of line drawing.  Draw or sketch out your photo on an 8×10 or 11×14 piece of paper. Alternatively, you do have the option of finding an image online.


Trace Your Image

There are two ways of doing this:  You can either trace your image directly on the glass of your frame, or you can draw on clear transparency film – I chose to do the latter (I didn’t want to commit to the drawing, in case I wanted to change it up down the road).  

I placed my drawing underneath the transparency film and traced it with a Sharpie Paint Pen.  I chose to use the colour white, but Sharpie Paint Pens come in a variety of colours.  And for this project, you can go with either oil or water-based paint pens.


Assemble & Hang!

Once the paint is dry, carefully place the transparency paper between the two glasses.  This is not as easy as you’d think.  Glass shows fingerprints, dust, and smudges – the worst is when it’s in between the glass.  I had to clean the dust and fingerprints many, many times until I got it right. 

This was a fairly easy DIY, that probably took around 30 minutes to complete (not including the time for spray painting the frames white and letting it dry).  So I would definitely give it a try, as I get compliments on it all the time!


Hi, my name is Hamsha and I create DIY guides on home improvements, home decor, recipes, and more.

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