Easy Cushion Headboard! by Kimberly Andrade - Musely
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Easy Cushion Headboard!

posted in DIY & Crafts
08/17/2015
  • I have created this exact headboard very easily and quickly. If you are interested in making a statement headboard, please continue to read the tip.
    I have created this exact headboard very easily and quickly. If you are interested in making a statement headboard, please continue to read the tip.
  • The materials you will need are...
    • Four to six 50.8 cm by 76.2 cm (20" by 30") foam board.
    • A meter stick or large ruler.
    • Quilt cotton batting or Stuffing.
    • Fabric of your choice.
    • Six to eight buttons.
    • Needle and thread or fishing wire.
    • Hot glue gun and or spray adhesive.
    • Large command strips.

  • These are the following steps to create the headboard.

    First, consider the size of your bed. A twin bed is usually a meter (39") long, a full or double is a meter and 37 cm (54") long, a queen is about a meter and 50 cm (60") long and a king is roughly around 2 meters (70") long. Those measurements will be the length of your headboard.

    Your headboard will be made of foam boards, which I found at the dollar store but you could find it at Walmart or target. The amount of foam board you will need depends on your bed size. The smaller the bed the less foam board you'll need.

  • The height of the headboard is the same height of the foam board, so 70.2cm (30") tall. The length depends on your bed size.

    For every headboard, a full size foam board will be in the middle.

    For example, I have a double or full bed so it's about a meter and 37cm (54") long. I know that the middle piece is a full size foam board, so about 50.8cm (20") long, so I just subjected 50.8cm (20") from the width of my bed which equals 86cm (34"). I then divided 86cm (34") by 2 because I knew I needed more foam board on either side of the middle foam board, that left me with three boards.

  • So that left me with one full size foam board in the middle and two boards that were 43cm (17") long.

    I wanted to strengthen my headboard so I did the opposite on the other side. I cut another 43cm (17") foam board for the middle and a full foam board on either side of that board.

    So in total I had three full size foam boards and three 43cm by 76.2 cm (17" by 30") foam boards.

    I glued a full foam board in-between a 43cm by 76.2cm (17" by 30") long board. Then glued the other three boards on top of those three boards.

  • These are the measurements I used for my full or double bed
    These are the measurements I used for my full or double bed
  • Now that the board is measured to your desired length, it's time to glue the cotton batting on the board. I used batting from a really old blanket I had, you could also buy batting in the sewing section of Walmart or target.

    I sprayed my headboard with spray adhesive and began layering the batting on each other.

    You could also wrap the edges of the batting around the board and hot glue the edges to the board.

    Once the batting is glued, the next step is gluing the fabric. The fabric I used is a fabric shower curtain that no one was using. You could also use window curtains or buy fabric.

  • You will used the same method when gluing the the batting. Stretch the fabric out, place the headboard batting side on the bottoms and place the headboard on top of the fabric. As your stretching the fabric over the board, make sure there isn't any wrinkles. Glue the edges of the fabric to the board with hot glue.

    You hustle decide to sew on some buttons. Depending on the size of the board, may influence the number of buttons you about. I used 8 buttons, 3 on the top row, 2 in the Middle Row and 3 for the bottom row. I bought a jar of regular buttons, needles and thread from the dollar store.

  • The buttons I bought didn't match my headboard, so I took some scrap fabric that was left over and glue them onto the button.

    I then use regular thread and sewed on the buttons through the headboard. You could also use fishing wire which will strengthen the hold.

    I didn't want my headboard to be flush with my wall so I took some extra foam board and cut them into long rectangles and glue them behind my headboard towards the top and either side and place the command strips on those rectangle pieces, I then followed the instructions and placed my headboard on my wall.

  • I used this video for reference and thought I should include it in this tip.

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