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DIYs While SAH (Stuck at Home): Fabric Covered Headboard

Being cooped up in a house can lead a person to go crazy. Thankfully, we have a DIY project for you to keep you sane and make your home a little cuter!

When it comes to shopping for fabric, there is only one place to go for all your upholstery needs. The Fabric Company, known for its unique and plentiful supply of materials, wallpapers, and everything in between, has everything you need to get a little crafty this quarantine.

In this edition, we are going to teach you how to decorate your headboard with fabric.

DIY #5: Fabric Covered Headboard 

Freshening up your headboard is one of the easier ways to change a room. It can bring color to something dull and be a focal point for a bedroom. To get this project started, head to to pick out the fabric you want, then follow these steps.

Step 1: Measure the Headboard

Take your measuring tape and measure the width and height of the headboard. The measurements will determine how much fabric is needed.

If your old headboard has posts on the side, take a handsaw and saw off the top of the posts. Then lightly sand the raw wood until it's smooth, so the fabric doesn't snag on any rough patches.

Step 2: Cover the Headboard with Mattress Foam

Once you know the dimensions of the headboard (with or without posts), lay down a piece of mattress foam and set the headboard face down on top of it. Cut the foam in the shape of the headboard with room to fold it to the back. Hot glue the foam to the headboard all the way around.

Step 3: Cover the Headboard with Batting

After the mattress foam is is on, take the batting and lay it out on the ground. Place the headboard face down again on top of the batting. Cut the batting to be 6 inches out from the size of the headboard. Then starting with the top, begin pulling and hot gluing the batting to the headboard until the entire piece is secured.

Step 4: Cover the Headboard with Fabric

Now that you have a little cushion to your headboard, repeat the same process with your fabric. This time, when you cut it, make sure it has plenty of material on the outside to cover the entire headboard and sides. Instead of using glue, use a staple gun to secure the fabric to the headboard. Once completed, you can now admire your new headboard!



Hot glue gun & glue

Mattress Foam (look for a cheaper kind)



Staple gun & staples