Fabric covered headboards are gaining popularity, and are easy to make yourself, even if you aren’t normally a crafty person. There are several great tutorials floating around on the Internet for fabric-covered headboards, and here are three of my favorite ones.
Aubrey & Lindsay’s Little House Blog: DIY Headboard Instructions
Aubrey and Lindsay started their Little House Blog when they bought their new home, and started renovating it. Their blog is a great source of do-it-yourself inspiration, and always makes me want to start tearing my house apart. One of my favorite projects on their website is the twin fabric headboard that they made for their baby’s nursery. The headboard itself is nothing fancy or over the top but what I love most about it is how they placed it; instead of placing the headboard at the head of the bed they placed it down one side of the bed making it a nice daybed/sitting area. Luckily for us, Lindsay has written a tutorial for us showing how she created it.
Lindsay’s tutorial is very straight forward, with excellent directions, and pictures that illustrate each step of the process. You can view Lindsay’s tutorial by visiting her blog.
Good Girl Gone Glad: Headboard Tutorial
When Jesse, who blogs at Good Girl Gone Glad, made fabric covered headboards for her twin daughter’s bed she was kind enough to create a tutorial for them. Her headboards are at the head of the bed as they are supposed to be, but they are still equally as lovely as the one that Lindsay made. Her tutorial is also very straight forward, and easy to follow with excellent step-by-step directions, and photos that clearly illustrated each step of the construction process.
You can view Jesse’s fabric covered headboard tutorial by visiting her blog, Good Girl Gone Glad.
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge: Padded Headboard Tutorial
Katie, who blogs at Food, Wine & Mod Podge, made a great fabric headboard using micro suede fabric, and what sits her headboard apart from the rest of them is the pleats she put on hers. It gives the headboard a really modern, and classic grown up twist. This headboard does require a sewing machine along with some sewing skills but other than that it is very simple to make. Katie’s tutorial is very thorough with step-by-step instructions and photos of each step.
You can view Katie’s Padded Headboard Tutorial by visiting her blog, Food, Wine, & Mod Podge.