Procedure On How to Make a DIY Tufted Headboard?

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A tufted headboard not only brings glamour to your bedroom but it also gives comfort to your bed. The following highlights ways on How to Make a DIY Tufted Headboard

Tools Required

  • Scissors
  • Measure Tape
  • Iron
  • Utility Cutting knife
  • Staple gun (manual or electric)
  • 1/4 inch favorites
  • Drill (1/2 inch bit)
  • Black marker

Materials Needed

  • Half of the inch plywood
  • 3 inches thick foam
  • Quilter’s batting (fiberfill)
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Spray foam adhesive
  • Button-making set up
  • Upholstery needle and thread
  • Finishing nails


Measuring and cutting the plywood

It is recommended to cut your plywood at your local hardware store or lumber yard, but if you want you can trim it yourself. In that circumstance, you’ll need a circular saw or any other saw that you have available. Measure the width of your bed and add 2 inches. Then measure from the ground to the height you want your headboard to be and cut your plywood to these measurements.

Cutting the foam

Lay the foam on to the floor and lay the cut plywood on top. With the marker track the shape of the plywood on it and cut it with the utility knife or a pair of scissors. Don’t worry about cutting it properly because the batting will go over and smooth the edges.

Drilling the holes for the keys

Measure out and draw where you want the button-tufting to be. Is actually usually a square main grid pattern, evenly spaced. As the headboard is going to be position on the floor you simply need to do this to the top part that is going to be noticeable. Drill holes in the board where you put the marks.

Installing the foam to the plywood

Spray one aspect of the plywood with the spray adhesive and place the foam on top.

Placing the batting

Cut the batting in a way that there is enough extra batting on the sides to wrap around the foam and the particle board. Spray the adhesive on it am place the batting at the top. Run your hands over the batting pressing it against the foam to be sure it’s fixed evenly to the froth. Flip the plywood with the foam and playing baseball attached and lay it flat on the floor. Gently pull the batting and staple it to the back of the plywood. Staple first the top center then the bottom center. Do the same with the factors and then staple all over in between those four initial staples making sure it’s evenly stretched.

Covering the headboard with fabric

Iron the fabric to eliminate wrinkles. Lay down the fabric on the floor right side down and place the batted plywood on top in a manner that is centered on the cloth. Should your fabric has a pattern make sure the pattern is aligned uniformly with your board. Selection the fabric to the back of the plywood the same way you did the batting making sure to stretch tightly and evenly as you selection around the board. Trim the extra batting and fabric.
Covering the headboard with fabric

Placing the buttons

Cover the buttons with the fabric you want, following the instructions on the button-making kit. Dual thread the upholstery filling device and poke through the pre-drilled hole on the headboard from the again to the front, going out of some end of your thread hanging through the back. Tie the end of the thread to the completed nail on the back of the plywood in a way that it’s laying flat against the plywood. String the button and poke returning through the opening on the headboard. Pull the thread tight and connect it securely to the finish nail.

Securing the headboard set up

Since the headboard goes to the floor, all you need to do is place it behind your bed pushing it against the wall to secure the headboard firmly in place.

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