Headboards Are Expensive! 25 Versions You Can Totally DIY

Does the price of a new headboard make you cringe? Us too. So check out these easy-to-do, eye-catching DIY headboards from around the web (26 Photos)

Christine Petrozzo on May 14, 2013 at 6:30PM

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DIY Headboard Projects

Source: designsponge.com

Upholstered Otomi Headboard

Store-bought headboards are not only expensive, but they’re pretty plain, too. In addition to saving you a fortune, DIY headboards are completely customizable and can be made to suit any style. We scoured the Internet for those worthy of recognition and came up with 25 incredible headboards you can make at home. So clear your schedule, break out the tool kit and get ready to give your room some personality – it’s about time the headboard got a little attention!


Why we love it: Customize this upholstered headboard by making it any shape you want before choosing your favorite fabric.

What you need: wood; foam; batting; fabric; utility knife; scissors; staple gun; flush mount; spray adhesive

How to make it: Cut the wood into the shape you want. Place your foam on top of the headboard, trace it and cut it to size. Repeat this with the batting and fabric, leaving both 4-5 inches wider than the headboard. Spray the foam with adhesive to attach it to the board. First attach the batting, and then the foam, with a staple gun. (Make sure you iron and pull the fabric taught to eliminate any wrinkles.) Attach the headboard to your wall with flush mounts or stand it on the ground behind your bed.

For more detailed information, visit Design Sponge.

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