Need new ideas for DIY headboards, but don’t want to spend an obscene amount of money? I know you may be wondering how, you’re not a carpenter. Your headboard doesn’t have to be a board! Don’t worry about not taking that wood shop class in high school. I have a simple, fun and creative way that will only cost about $20-$25 depending on how creative your ideas for headboards are. This will not only save money on DIY headboards but also give a unique redesign to your bedroom.
Measure how big or small your headboard will be. Double the measurement and add about six inches more just in case. With that extra fabric you can create your initials on the headboard. The fabric will be stuffed and wrapped neatly to create the headboard.
Start with your favorite fabric. Make a decision based on the season you are in. You can always change the fabric as many times as you like. For example, if it’s spring, a nice silk or lace fabric would be nice. For winter, try suede or leather.
Choose a color to compliment your room or bedding. You can be creative and let your artistic side come out when creating DIY headboards. Not only do you not have to stick with one color but you can add images once you have made a decision on these first two steps.
Get your stuff for your stuffing. Just like the fabric the stuffing (otherwise called Fiberfill) is not expensive either. You can order the stuffing and fabric online at Walmart.com or to a local fabric store. You want to get enough to pack the fabric like a big, fluffy pillow.
Secure the new headboard. Lay the fabric out on a hard surface and place the desired amount of fiberfill in the middle. Remember you measured enough to wrap the stuffing in the fabric. Use a hot glue gun, staples or sticky adhesive to close the edges on the back. Cut off any excessive fabric and put to the side. Make two slits in the top two corners of the headboard. I suggest also slitting the two bottom corners to take some weight off the top. The slits should be at least one inch thick to put the hooks through so that it won’t tear.
Affix the DIY headboard above your bed. To give the illusion of traditional headboards the bottom of the headboard should be about five inches above the bed. This way your pillows will cover up the space in between. I’ve found that Command Strips are great way to hang the headboard. Put the Command Strips hooks in slits. Take the top adhesive strips off first to position the headboard straight on the wall and then follow with the bottom two.
Now that your headboard is affixed, you can add decorations. Take your ideas for headboards to the next level. You can add buttons to make mini pillows, add pictures or anything your mind can fathom.