Batting and deep fried
Items you’ll need to make a covered headboard (with batting): fabric, foam, peg board (cheaper than plywood and it already has the whole to sew on the buttons), staple gun, buttons, hot glue gun (optional), yarn needle, yarn.
This stuff was so much cheaper than actual batting or foam. I got a twin bed one and it was perfect for my 53″ x 19″ headboard.
Sue me, I got excited and forgot to take pictures of the steps. First, IRON YOUR FABRIC. (: Then, lay it flat on the floor, cut your foam to fit headboard (I didn’t get two clean cuts out of the twin size I had to piece some parts together, so I put that inbetween the whole foam piece and the pegboard.
Start on the long side and start stapling. Then go to the opposite long side, make sure to pull the fabric tight as you staple this side.
Then continue on to the short sides. Pulling tight again.
The corners aren’t fun, but don’t worry, they don’t have to look pretty.
See, that looks pretty good. But, we’re not done yet.
These are the buttons. If you don’t have any to repurpose, you can always buy some from a craft store to cover.
You can skip this step if you’re buying brand new.
Here’s my buttons all hot glued and covered. (use the same fabric you covered your headboard in)
Don’t worry, they don’t have to look perfect (or professional for that matter).
This is where the yarn and yarn needle come into play. You’ll figure out where you want your buttons and tie a knot into the end of the yarn (just like you’re sewing a button on ). Then poke it through the peg board, batting and fabric. You’ll have to come back through to the pegboard again — This was not fun at all! Seriously, there was some cussing going on.
All three buttons in place on front — yarn sticking out the back.
I couldn’t figure out how to get them to stay pulled tight (to tuft), so I kneeled on the pegboard, then I used a safety pin and I wrapped the yarn around it. It worked pretty well. I’m not going for pretty or professional on the back. It’s all in how the front looks, my friends.
Pretty cute, huh?
Another angle so you can see the beautiful tufting. I can’t wait to mount this to the white headboard, it’s gonna look fabulous. You’ll see the whole bed when it’s all finished.