I’m super excited to share with you my DIY Modern Tufted Headboard tutorial today. I know there are probably 80 billion tufted headboard tutorials out there but this one is seriously ridiculously easy and it would be just plain mean not to share it. I created this headboard for my master bedroom makeover that we ended up using for our final round project for Creating with the Stars. You guys, it’s SO easy and you don’t need any expensive tools or anything.
You will need:
- sheet of plywood, large enough for your bed (mine is a queen size)
- enough batting to cover your wood piece of wood 3 times
- Fabric – get creative. My room had a ton going on so I wanted a very simple look. I used white suiting fabric.
- Upholstery Stapler and staples – You can get a hand one for around $12 at Walmart, Home Depot, etc. I used one that attaches to my air compressor.
- Covered Buttons kit
First, I needed to decide what shape I wanted my headboard to be. I ended up combining the look of the Belgrave and Portman.
I just freehanded the shape using some bowls and a laundry basket as a guide. It was a really technical process as you can tell. 😉 I drew the shape on with a sharpie and cut it out using a Jigsaw. I have this one from Home Depot. If you don’t have a jigsaw, this is a great one for your tool collection. It’s inexpensive and works awesome!
Next, lay out your wood piece on 3 sheets of batting. Then, staple it tightly around the perimeter.
Next, do the same thing with your fabric.
Now, you can be done here if you’d like but I wanted some simple tufting.
I used my stapler and simply stapled where I wanted the tufts. I think they’re about 8.5″ apart.
Finally, cover those bad boys with your fabric covered buttons and ta-da! Done!
Oh, you can either mount this on the wall or you can use some of your leftover plywood and make some legs for it. That’s what I did. It was so easy! I can’t wait to show you more of how this room came to be! I seriously love it so much! It is perfectly “me” in every way!
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