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Make a simple tufted headboard
Create a modern simple headboard for a bed using painter's canvas drop cloth, cover buttons, scrap wood and a few other simple items.

Posted by BarryBelcher from Atlanta, Georgia, United States • Published See BarryBelcher's 41 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Build the frame of the headboard to the desired size bed. This headboard I made to fit a queen size bed. (68" Wide x 60" Tall) Cut 2 -2x4 boards to the length of 60" and 3 boards at 68".

  • Step 2

    Using a hand drill attach boards together at desired head board size.

  • Step 3

    Next, cut and staple cardboard to the shape of the headboard area. (Use an old big enough box that you can breakdown that will fit the size entirely)

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 4
    Step 4

    Spray adhesive to cardboard front side and adhere cotton batting to the size of the cardboard.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stretch drop cloth canvas over batting and tightly staple to the back of the headboard.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make buttons with canvas cloth using button covers.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 7
    Step 7

    Measure or eye button placement and then thread button through front of headboard and tie thread tightly to the back of the cardboard giving a slight tufted look.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pull all buttons through the cover staple the back with more fabric to hide the backside.

  • How to make a bed headboard. Easy Tufted Headboard - Step 9
    Step 9

    Drill holes through the bottom legs of headboard that match to the bed frame. Lastly attach bottom legs to a metal bed frame using bolts.

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