I’m literally so excited to blog about this headboard today. I made it with literally having no building skills and being 32 weeks pregnant. It took under two hours to make and it turned out so professional looking. It’s the easiest DIY upholstered headboard you will find on the internet. Promise.
I really wanted a headboard for our little girl, but I didn’t really want a wood headboard in her room and all the upholstered headboards on the net were over one hundred dollars. Our budget was like, ten dollars. (haha)
If you’re an avid DIYer, you will most likely already have everything you need for this project. All I had to purchase was the batting. It was1 7.49 at Walmart.
Shop List To Make The Easiest DIY Upholstered Headboard
-Batting ( we doubled ours over and we purchased the 90″ x 108″ size )
-Two 2x3x8’s ( Under 8 dollars )
-Drill + 8 2″ Screws or nail gun with 2″ Nails.
-Clamps ( you do not need these, but it will make it way easier for you to screw the wood together and get a tight, square fit )
-Fabric of Choice
I went onto the internet and it said that most twin mattresses are 38-39″ wide. So it said to add an additional 6″ onto that for a headboard. I picked 36″ for the height and 44″ for the width. Buuuuut, once the headboard was completely done, I found that having the extra overhang on the sides looked weird. So I flipped it to 44″ Height and 36″ Wide and it fits her bed perfectly.
Once you’ve cut your wood, you want to screw it together. I clamped my square because I wanted a super tight/sturdy fit and I wanted to make sure it was square too. I know this sounds confusing, but guys, if I can do it and while being so pregnant, so can you.
I need to apologize for the ugly garage photos. These were snapped on my iPhone and I was pretty focused on getting this headboard done before my daughter woke up from her nap.
Once completed, I brought inside to staple the batting on and the fabric. This is the easiest part. My one tip is to leave the corners last to staple. I also make sure that the batting and fabric is pulled very tight.
The next two photos will show how I doubled the batting over to give the headboard extra thickness and how I stapled it on. It’s pretty simple and this is aa1l self taught, so I’m by no means a pro.
Staple the fabric on – and you’re done. It’s that easy. The most important part of stapling fabric is to make sure the fa1bric is ironed, on straight and you make sure when stapling the last two sides that you pull on it very tight. There’s nothing worse than a saggy upholstery job.
Here’s how her headboard turned out. We put two medal hooks on the back to hand it on her wall.
I hope this DIY was super easy to follow. It has made a big impact in her room. Pretty awesome for 7 dollars.
As always, I’m so grateful for every single one of you who have grown this blog over the last years and who keep coming back to read. Thank you