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Tufted Headboard – An Straightforward Diy Project

A tufted headboard not only provides glamour to your bedroom but it also provides consolation to your bed. It’s a incredibly straightforward to do project that can be finished in an afternoon.



Measuring tape


Utility Knife

Staple gun (guide or electric powered)

one/4 inch staples

Drill (one/2 inch little bit)

Black marker


one/2 inch plywood

3 inches thick foam

Quilter’s batting (fiberfill)

Upholstery fabric

Spray foam adhesive

Button-earning package

Upholstery needle and thread

Ending nails


one. Measuring and reducing the plywood

I advise acquiring your plywood lower at your nearby components retail outlet or lumber yard, but if you want you can lower it on your own. In that circumstance you are going to need to have a circular observed or any other observed that you have available. Measure the width of your bed and include 2 inches. Then evaluate from the floor to the peak you want your headboard to be and lower your plywood to these measurements.

2. Slicing the foam

Lay the foam on the floor and lay the lower plywood on prime. With the marker trace the condition of the plywood on the foam and lower it with the utility knife or a pair of scissors. Don’t fear about reducing it completely simply because the batting will go above and smooth the edges.

3. Drilling the holes for the buttons

Measure out and mark where you want the button-tufting to be. It’s commonly a square grid sample, evenly spaced. Considering the fact that the head board is heading to be standing on the floor you just need to have to do this to the prime aspect that’s heading to be noticeable. Drill holes in the board where you placed the marks.

4. Mounting the foam to the plywood

Spray a single side of the plywood with the spray adhesive and area the foam on prime.

5. Inserting the batting

Slice the batting in a way that there is enough more batting on all sides to wrap around the foam and the plywood. Spray the adhesive on the foam am area the batting on prime. Run your palms above the batting pressing it against the foam to make confident it can be glued evenly to the foam. Flip the plywood with the foam and batting attached and lay it flat on the floor. Carefully pull the batting and staple it to the back again of the plywood. Staple to start with the prime heart then the base heart. Do the very same to the sides and then staple all above in concerning those people four preliminary staples earning confident it can be evenly stretched.

six. Covering the headboard with fabric

Iron the fabric to do away with wrinkles. Lay the fabric on the floor correct side down and area the batted plywood on prime in a way that is centered on the fabric. If your fabric has a sample make confident the sample is lined up evenly with your board. Staple the fabric to the back again of the plywood the very same way you did the batting earning confident to stretch tightly and evenly as you staple around the board. Trim the extra batting and fabric.

7. Inserting the buttons

Deal with the buttons with the fabric you want, next the guidance on the button-earning package. Double thread the upholstery needle and poke by the pre-drilled hole on the headboard from the back again to the entrance, leaving some stop of your thread hanging by the back again. Tie the stop of the thread to the complete nail on the back again of the plywood in a way that it can be laying flat against the plywood. String the button and poke back again by the hole on the headboard. Pull the thread tight and tie it securely to the complete nail.

Repeat this stage to all the buttons.

eight. Securing the headboard in area

Considering the fact that the headboard goes all the way to the floor, all you need to have to do is area it powering your bed pushing it against the wall to secure the headboard firmly in area.

There you have it — a fantastic cozy addition to your bedroom!