DIY Beautiful Painted Floating Frames

Painted Floating Frames Tutorial

Looking for a good DIY floating frames tutorial? You came to the right place!

In this blog post, I invited Lynn, a lovely blogger from

Today she is going to share with us exactly how to create these beautiful painted floating frames, in just a few steps!

Here are a few words from Lynn!

Hi everyone! My name is Lynn and my blog is over at I’m excited to do this post for Maya’s blog. 

I’m 24 years old living in BC, Canada. My blog is full of Home Décor/Styling, DIY Crafts, and Delicious Recipes! I love content creating and sharing different things through all my platforms. 

You can catch me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube! Come say hi when you’ve got a chance!

Note: Affiliate links may be used in this post. I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through my affiliate link. Read my full disclaimer here.

DIY painted floating frames

Need a New Year decor refresher but on a budget? I’ve got you! DIY Painted Floating Frames is so versatile and cheap. 

All the products to do this can be bought on Amazon, or your local art supplies store. 

The past few years, I’ve definitely been focused on intentional buying. I want to make sure that whatever I am bringing into my life has a purpose and will serve me for years to come. 

These frames are one way of doing this. I did a DIY Painted Frames IGTV video back in December and I was so excited to see that a lot of people tried this out.

DIY painted floating frames

Now, with the New Year in and all the Christmas decor out, I wanted to switch up my frame design. 

I have been loving the modern aesthetic going around Pinterest and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out and show you how easy this can be! 

Once you get tired of this design, you can easily clean the glass with soap and water and do something new. 

You can also opt-out of painting in general and just do a few nice pictures in them. I’ve got a mix of both in my home and it’s the most perfect balance!


Floating Frames – these are frames that have double glass so you can see entirely through them. 

They come in multiple different varieties such as gold, black, white, etc. 

My home is boho, white/beige so I’m going to be using a white frame today. 

Paint/Paint Pens – I find paint pens to be the easiest for me to use but if you feel more comfortable with a paintbrush and some acrylic paint that that’s fine too! 

I am using white today but you can use whatever color works. Just make sure to keep in mind that when you hang them on the wall that the paint will stick out. 

Paint Brushes – only if you’re using regular paint optional Wooden stick or skewer – I like to have a wooden skewer or angled stick handy to clean up any edges of my paint! 

Printed Design – only if you have inspiration that you’ve found online. If you’re doing free-hand then this is optional 

Paper Towel – for any paint messes 

Nails/Adhesive Hooks – to hang them up or if you’re just placing it upright on a table or shelf then it’s optional

DIY painted floating frames

Let's Make Some Floating Frames!

Step 1

Open your floating frames and clean the glass to make sure there’s no package residue or debris. 

Step 2

Prepare your paint or paint pen. If you’re using regular paint, have it set out in a glass bowl so it doesn’t dry out as fast and if you’re using a paint pen, make sure to shake it out and test out the amount of paint coming out on a paper towel or scrap paper. 

Step 3

If you are doing this free hand, make sure that you have your inspiration in front of you to copy. If you have the design printed, make sure you place the paper design under the glass and a paper towel to hold it in place. 

Step 4

Paint on the design and leave to dry for an hour. These dry pretty fast due to only having a thin layer of paint on glass. Make sure you’re doing this in a dry and cool place to avoid the paint bubbling or getting dirty. 

Step 5

Once your paint has fully dried, you can assemble the frame back together. 

Step 6

Pick a nice place to hang it. If you can put a nail through the wall, do so. if not and if you’re renting a place, make sure you get adhesive hooks and you can hang it this way.

DIY painted floating frames

There’s my steps on how to DIY Painted Floating Frames ! I hope you enjoyed reading this as I enjoyed writing it! 

Just a reminder, this is completely versatile and last a long time so you can get as creative as you want with it! 

I’ve had floating frames as home décor in my life for several years and they work with any home décor theme that you have. 

I’ve got through modern, boho, farmhouse and have altered it to fit the style of the rest of my décor. 

I’ll also link my IGTV video I did, if you’d like to watch it and see exactly how I did mine for Christmas! 

This ends my guest blog post, but I wanted to say that life can be as cozy and as happy as you make it to be! 

I’m determined to help everyone find this love for life and I hope you are one of them! 

Thank you again to Maya for collaborating with me and doing a guest post! She’s been so easy to work with even when I’m a slow replier haha. 

I love her blog and she creates the best pins! I can’t wait to see more from Maya this 2021. Hope you have a great week!

Where to Find Lynn:

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Welcome to Home Styling By Maya! Your place to decorate your life and celebrate in style!

As a 20-something-year-old girlie, I always look for something to decorate and a reason to celebrate!

And this is exactly what this blog is for!

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