In this post, I will show you how to make the perfect DIY headboard to warm up your décor as you settle in for winter! My, how this year has FLOWN! The holidays are approaching fast, and the cooler weather is settling in! With snow flurrying outside today, my thoughts are turning to the holidays and all the fun preparations I plan to make. I decided to start by sprucing up our guest bedroom since winter is a great time to catch a little extra shut-eye! At the holidays, we tend to host extra guests, too, so why shouldn’t we wow them with a beautiful place to rest?
This project is surprisingly simple and easy to make, and I can’t wait to show you how I did it! I love my DIY headboard so much; it has become the centerpiece of our guest room and it really ties everything together. I know it can do the same for you, so let’s dive right in!
For this project, you will need:
A scratch-and-dent hollow-core door (scratch-and-dent is key to keeping this DIY around 20 bucks!)
Thick textured material of your choice (for a full- or queen-sized headboard, 2 yards should work)
Pencil (or other marking utensil)
Nailhead tacks (about 20 for a full-to-queen-sized headboard)
Strong picture hangers with screws
Screwdriver or drill.
Saw (or a nice neighbor with a table saw!)
Start by measuring the space where you plan to hang the headboard. Once you have decided on length, (mine is about 44 inches and is appropriate for a full-size bed), cut off the excess amount of door.
Lay material out and place your newly-shortened door on the back side. Cut material to size, leaving enough material to wrap around the back of the door with plenty of room for stapling down.
Now, wrap your door neatly -remembering to pull the material tight- and staple as you go.
Flip your door over and space out the nail heads the way you like them (plan this out first, or the last ones might be a little wonky). Using a piece of scrap cloth as a buffer between your hammer and the tack head, hammer your nailhead tacks into place!
Take a quick moment to decide exactly how you want to hang your beautiful creation, then attach the hangers to the back, ensuring you have a good amount of distance from the top and the sides for weight distribution!
How about that? You just made a gorgeous new headboard!
I absolutely love my DIY headboard and hope you found this helpful and inspiring! I would LOVE to see your creations, too, and would be thrilled if you would share this post with your friends! Sweet dreams!
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