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Sunday, September 27, 2009

How to Make a Fabric Covered Headboard:

How to Make a Fabric Covered Headboard:

Credit to Centsational Girl Blog. For original post click here


  1. Half inch plywood trimmed to fit wall.
  2. Fabric of choice
  3. Half inch foam to fit
  4. Batting to cover
  5. Decorative moulding of choice
  6. “D” ring hangers to mount on wall
  7. Paint of choice for decorative moulding

Tools: Staple gun, screwdriver, level, hammer, finish nails, miter box or saw.

supplies for headboard

Step One: Choose your decorative moulding from a home improvement store. Then have your home improvement store cut a piece of half inch plywood to fit your wall. My measurements for my Cal King bed were 74” wide x 36” tall. Make sure you subtract the width of your moulding from your final width and height measurement.

Step Two: Layer your half inch foam and batting on top of your plywood and if necessary, secure in place with a few staples on the very edge.

Tufting Tip: If you want to add tufted buttons to your headboard, then measure and drill holes in the back of your headboard with a drill bit, and follow the tufting tutorial I used here and here.

headboard layers

Step Three: Press your fabric to remove any wrinkles. Place your layered plywood headboard on top of the fabric. Pull taught, and staple every 8 inches.

staple every 6 inches

Turn your headboard over and make sure your fabric is aligned correctly. If so, then staple all around every 2 inches. Secure your corners as well. Trim excess fabric.

staple every 2 inches

staple corners

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