When you see the cutest headboard but the price tag is not in the budget, you diy. Or maybe you simply enjoy crafting. Well in my case it was a little bit of both. This was my first time making a headboard and it wasn’t pretty at first. I highly recommend not using cardboard!! Perhaps it was the type of velvet I had. Or my cardboard wasn’t strong enough but it was a complete mess. I started out measuring and cutting the foam and cardboard. Laid the fabric over and stretched it to the back. I stapled the velvet to the cardboard and voila you have headboard! Days passes, I noticed it was caving in and had to deconstruct. I scoured the internet for all the tips & tricks and adventured out for round two.
Supplies: plywood, velvet fabric, 2 rolls of foam, 4 screws, staple gun, drill, and a hammer.
So let me teach you from my mistakes. Once you have your foam and and plywood to size MAKE your mounting holes. To do this drill 4 holes in each corner of the plywood. PLEASE do not wait till the end as I did. From here align the piece of plywood where it will be hung. Drill screws in wall that match the holes on the plywood.
I am just saving you from headaches later. As I waited till the end to do any drilling. Let me tell you, it wasn’t pretty! I had to drill through fabric…. um worst mistake ever. The fabric got stuck and as well as the foam. Smh. You’ll then
You’ll then want to layer the velvet,foam, and plywood upside down so you’ll be able to see the backside.
Fold the side pieces of fabric in and staple. Do the same with the top and bottom pieces. You’ll want to make sure you’re pulling the fabric tight but not too tight where it’s making a dent in the foam around the boarders.
If you can, try to avoid covering your mounting holes. If you can’t, no worries just poke/cut a hole through your fabric.
And voila you’re DONE!! now let’s get to hanging that bad boy up. Drop your screws in your pre-made holes on the wall. Do not screw all the way in, leave some room. Then just hang your headboard into each screw. It sounds like a lot of work but I promise if you do what I say and not what I did it’ll go way faster!! Happy crafting friends.
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