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Colorful Bohemian Headboard
Make this headboard with unexpected materials like clothespins and liquid dye!

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  • How to make a bed headboard. Colorful Boho Headboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    Unwrap your clothespins
    Pull off the spring in the center of each one
    Prepare your Sunshine Orange Rit Liquid Dye in a large bowl with hot water
    Soak 300 clothespins in the Sunshine Orange Dye for about 30 minutes

  • How to make a bed headboard. Colorful Boho Headboard - Step 2
    Step 2

    Dye the other 100 clothespins in Golden Yellow Rit Liquid Dye
    Place the clothespins on newspaper to dry after 30 minutes
    Dye all of the 300 joiner biscuits in Apple Green Rit Liquid Dye
    Let them set for 30 minutes and then dry them on newspaper

  • How to make a bed headboard. Colorful Boho Headboard - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark the center of your plywood on the 6" wide side
    Create the shape of the headboard with large sheets of newspaper
    Cut and trace it on the plywood

  • How to make a bed headboard. Colorful Boho Headboard - Step 4
    Step 4

    Carefully cut out the headboard shape and sand the edges
    Paint the headboard in the colors you chose
    *We used Serene Blue for the top and Innocence Pink for the center on this design

  • Step 5

    Watch the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a bed headboard. Colorful Boho Headboard - Step 6
    Step 6

    Arrange your dyed clothespins and joiner biscuits in your design
    *Play around with them until you get it just right
    Carefully glue each piece down with either E-6000 Glue OR wood glue and let dry

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Thanks meg! It was tons of work, and it turned out even crazier than we thought it would, but Danielle loves it!
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meg s.
meg s. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 97 projects
I love this one! great job!
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Thanks Meg....It's super crazy, but we loved using the odd bits and pieces to make something interesting.
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