DIY Tufted Farmhouse Headboard
I know you all are probably thinking ” you already shared this farmhouse headboard” yes, I did, but today I am sharing an update that was made to our farmhouse headboard along with why we decided to update it to a DIY Tufted Farmhouse Head Board in just a few simple steps, using drop cloth, recycled cardboard and a twin foam bed pad.
Here’s a few reasons why…
- Husband likes to sleep with arms above head, finger getting stuck between metal mesh
- sound of banging wire during the night
- wanting a softer feel and look to the headboard
- love the look of tufted headboards
I don’t know these sound like pretty good reasons, don’t you think?
Quick and Easy DIY Tufted Panels
- Craft Cover Button Kit
- Foam Pad
- Spray Adhesive
- upholstery needle
- Glue Gun/glue sticks
Note: This will all depend on what you will be using the tufted panels on, as you can see here these will be inserted in between the wood folding screen panels . These tufted panel can be easily made and placed on a piece of plywood to create your own tufted headboard or if your lucky enough to find a flat panel headboard at a local thrift shop, which is pretty easy to do.
How to make Tufted Panels from Recycled Cardboard, Foam Padding and Drop cloth
Here is what you will need:
- 8 cardboard pieces cut into 12 X 12 squares
- 8 cardboard pieces cut into 11 X 11 squares
- 8 foam pad pieces cut into 11 X 11 squares
- 8 drop cloth pieces cut into 11 1/2 X 11 1/2 inch squares
- 8 drop cloth pieces cut into 12 1/2 X 12 1/2 inch squares
- 8 Foam pieces cut into 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 squares
Using pre-cut pieces according to list above
- Take your 11 1/2 X 11 1/12 piece of foam and 11 x11 piece of cardboard
- spray adhesive on the cardboard
- center foam onto the adhesive cardboard piece
- let dry
- trim foam to edges of cardboard
Once you have completed all your pieces take your 11 1/2 X 11 1/2 pre-cut pieces of drop cloth, place your cardboard/foam piece, foam side down onto the back side of drop cloth and wrap the drop cloth around the cardboard as you would as if you would be wrapping a present.
You will do the same thing with the 12 x 12 pieces of cardboard and 12 1/2 x 12/1/2 pieces of drop cloth other than they will not have foam.
Tip: to find the center for button placement on the 11 x11 piece mark an “x”, from corner to corner on all corners creating an “x”
To make my own drop cloth buttons, I used a button kit following the directions on the package. Make 8 buttons. Use a large upholstery needle (this is where the marked “x” comes in handy) from the back poke a hole through all layers, sew your button in place pulling it taunt. You could use extra strong upholstery thread or what I like to use is dental floss.
Each DIY tufted panel was inserted in between each wood panel and glued into place.
I do have to say, I am so happy with how it turned out, not to mention, no more fingers getting stuck in headboard, plus we both are getting a good nights sleep!
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