DIY Headboards

Crafted headboards are very nice additions to your bedrooms. They not only add style but also let you wathc TV and read some text comfortably. But sometimes they may not fit your budget. If that is the case, you can try to do your own headboards.

best diy headboards

Below you can find a compilation of different diy headboards and learn how to make one that fits your needs.

A quick tutorial…

This project with help you make a full queen size headboard. You’ll need one piece of plywood that has been cut into one piece that is 56 by 29 inches and 3 pieces which are 29 by 18 ¾ of an inch each. In addition you’ll need one two by four that has been cut in half so each is 44 inches long. You’ll need one inch foam and quilt batting, enough to cover the three pieces of plywood that are cut to cover those 29 by 18 ¾ inch boards. You’ll also need 2 ½ yards of fabric. You’ll cut that to cover all of the boards with an extra 4 inches for folding. That will give you a 33 by 22 inch measurement. For hardware, you’ll need a staple gun, staples, a tape measure, a button cover kit, one inch and two inch screws, a hand drill with a screw gun attachment, glue gun, and if you want to adhere this to the wall you’ll need cleat brackets. We’re making legs for our head board so we can slide it into the bed frame. First you are going to cover each board in foam. You’ll lay the foam on top and then you’ll lay the batting on top of that. Then you are going to wrap the entire thing in another layer of batting. Staple the back and do this three times. Cover each board in fabric and stable the back. Make sure you make nice tidy corners. Take your three boards and lay them side by side face down. Then take your large 56 by 29 inch piece of plywood and place on top. Using one inch screws attach your large plywood board to the three boards. After securing the plywood to the fabric rectangles take your 44 inch two by fours and attach these twos as posts. You will need two inch screws. Take some extra fabric and cover your buttons. To place your fabric buttons measure the distance from the top of the headband and then side to side. Once you’ve marked six areas two on each board. Staple into the fabric to create the tufted. Then you’ll hot glue your button into place. And now your headboard is complete.

How to make an upholstered headboard

Here are the steps required to cover a wood headboard panel with batting and fabric. This video below will demonstrate how to staple a decorative fabric with batting to plump up the design and then make fabric buttons which will accent the headboard.

DIY Tufted Headboard Tutorial

In this video, we’ll show you how we made our own plush, pillowy, tufted headboard.

Wooden Headboards

Here is a quick video of how to build an headboard from pallet wood. It gives the room a nice rustic look, which wives love. It is an easy project that any skill level can accomplish. Hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what you might be able to build with some free pallet wood.

I don’t know about you, but there have been some amazing DIY Headboards I have seen across the web. I have been paying close attention because I am trying to decide which one I would like to make! Well you can also visit this page to see 10 DIY Headboards You Can Make in a DAY!

Now it is time to take action. Go and try your new headboard…

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