A few years ago, before Pinterest had made it's way into my life, I actually got decorating magazines in the mail each month. One such mag was Better Homes and Gardens. At the time, I was re-decorating my daughter's room from preschooler to "big girl". I wanted to do something different and fun, and had seen in BHG the coolest headboard that I knew for sure I could create. It was so easy and not expensive. You can see the original post here. Of course, being me, I had to do things slightly different to cut down on both time and cost. *These directions are for a twin bed.here
Cut 16, 10in x 13in pieces of 4 different patterned fabrics
Cut 16, 7.5in x 10in pieces of quilt batting
Place a piece of batting on a piece of wood, then cover with a piece of fabric. Using a staple gun (I didn't have one so I used a desk stapler), wrap the fabric and staple to the back of the wood. Once all 16 wood pieces are wrapped and stapled, place side by side in the design of your choosing. Using 6 strips of wood, like found here, connect using wood screws.
Once all the rectangles are connected and secure, turn over and admire your work. Hang using ring hooks.
What's great about this headboard is now that my daughter is over pink and black and wants a blue and green room, I can easily change out the fabric covers and recover using new, fresh fabrics of her liking. Also, this headboard not only looks good as an addition to a bed, but with a few minor tweaks would look great with pins, photos or or any other favorites attached!