DIY Geometric Wall Art on Canvas

This DIY geometric wall art was incredibly simple to make. The final result is stunning and perfect for any space.

I have discovered a love for DIY geometric wall art. It can be abstract and colorful and I can actually make it myself! I enjoy actual art too, but for a gal on a budget with a lot of blank wall space, you can’t beat DIY. As I mentioned last week I was inspired to make some art for my upstairs hall after seeing this creation by Sherry @ Young House Love.

DIY Geometric Wall Art


  • Painting canvas
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Foam craft brushes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

How to Create DIY Geometric Wall Art

Use a ruler and a pencil and made vertical lines on a canvas. I also used the ruler as a spacer to determine how wide I wanted my stripes. It was simplest to make them as wide as the ruler.

After I drew my vertical lines, I used a square box to create points. I scattered the points randomly across the canvas, Some pointed up and others pointed down.

When I was finished, my canvas looked like this:

At first, I attempted to freehand the painting. I used a tiny paintbrush to outline the arrows. Then I used a small foam brush to fill them in. But it did not work out. The paint bled over and the lines were not crisp.

So on to Plan B, painter’s tape! You can see here where my untaped lines were really wonky and messy.

I placed tape along every third stripe. Then I taped off the points and edges on those stripes. Remove the tape as soon as you finish painting. If the paint dries, then it may peel off with the tape!

Wait for all of the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next stripe. Tape every third stripe, one over from where you started. Then tape the points and edges for those stripes. Continue this process until every arrow and stripe is painted.

The only drawback to taping was that it took a much longer time. I had to wait several hours for all of the paint to dry before painting the next series of arrows.

But the result was worth it! The lines are crisp! And this art is so much fun!

My DIY geometric wall art is currently hanging on the wall between the office and guest room. I’m planning on painting that hall gray, eventually, and the chair that I’m painting navy will be across from where the painting hangs.

My hope is that this will help tie everything together and just take up the big empty wall space in general 😉

I’m pretty much in love with this piece, but what do you think?

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    1. It took me a few days after work, but I made the mistake of not starting with tape. It should only take a few hours of work (plus paint drying time) if you start it with tape 🙂

  1. Your painting came out great! Love the colours that you used, and that geometric pattern is really cool 🙂 Definitely much easier to paint straight lines with tape, even though it takes more time. DIY art is fun!

  2. Awesome job, Ashley! I think it looks so good! I love geometric art too…and it’s even better that we can create it on our own!

  3. You did a great job on the painting! The painters tape makes all the difference. I have a hard time being patient too. I think this piece will do a great job of pulling all your colors together.

  4. It looks great! I really love the colors you picked. It looks similar to Sherry’s but not the same, which makes it even better!

  5. I agree with the folks above — really nice job and good use of color. But the wall still looks pretty bare. Even though your art work is big, the wall is a lot bigger! I’d suggest that you either find/make some more art to put on the wall with it (which might involve moving it), or put some furniture under it — a narrow table or a bookcase or something to fill in the space. Right now it looks kind of lonely up there!

    1. Thanks Judy! That hall is definitely still a work in progress (we just moved in 2 months ago). I was thinking of flanking it with some black and white prints or some smaller art on either side. Later this week I’ll be sharing another project for up there too so stay tuned! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. This looks great! We have a lot of empty wall space that needs to be filled…. this would be a great way to do it. I love the colors you picked, and I think it looks great on that wall.

    I just found your blog and just started following. Keep up the good work!

  7. Now this looks easy! Maybe some patience and time but simple in method. I cannot commit to an art piece for me to do and I think this might have to be one! Thanks for sharing!

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