DIY tufted headboard can create drama in any bedroom, in addition to giving it an interesting texture and a focal point. Creating a headboard with inserted hair can be done at home for a fraction of the cost and provides the same feeling of luxury as that of a commercially sold headboard. Depending on the level of experience and patience, an inserted headboard can be created in a few hours.
DIY tufted headboard, determine the measurements of the header. Use a tape measure to measure the width of the bed frame or the mattress that will be used with the tufted headboard inserted, and then add 2 inches to the measured width, according to the apartment therapy. The height of the headboard is a personal preference, but it should be measured from the top of the mattress to your preferred height on the wall. Mark the width and height measurement with a carpenter’s pencil.
Create a grid for the buttons. The eyelets must be evenly spaced for a symmetrical pattern. Use a tape measure and a carpenter’s pencil to mark the place where it will be attached to each button. Place the foam on the MDF. Then for DIY tufted headboard, spray the foam with adhesive and place the batting upholstery on top, making sure it is taut to prevent any puckering. Turn the MDF over and attach the excess batting to the back using a staple gun.