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20+ DIY Headboard Ideas

Headboards have been on my brain lately.  I already have one for our master bedroom and I made Elli one for her little twin sized bed.  I’d really like to make one for Connor and for the guest room.  Meh, Chloe doesn’t really need one, as she’s still in the nursery…..but soon.


But I love how they look……and they really don’t have to cost a lot.  I mean, you CAN spend a fortune if that’s how you roll, but I kinda like for things to look like they may have cost some money…..but ha, they don’t!


As I was browsing around online, I found really clever and unique ideas.  In case you’re on the same hunt, maybe these will help inspire you…  (And if you come across any others you love, leave me the link in the comment section.  I’d love to see more!)



So many ideas to choose from:






DIY Tufted Headboard by Thrifty Decor Chick




Barnwood Headboard by Design Sponge




Old Book Headboard by Design Every Day




Antique Headboard by I Love Decoration




Framed Tufted Headboard (from Old Dresser Mirror) by Make It and Love It (yep, that’s Elli’s headboard!))




Fireplace Mantel into a Headboard by Apartment Therapy




 DIY Love Headboard by House Tweaking




Fabric Headboard by All Things Thrifty




Pallet Headboard by Rice Designs




Faux Tiled Headboard by Sweet C’s Designs




Striped Headboard with Nailheads by Kerrisdale Designs Inc




Woven Wood Headboard by Little Bit Funky




Beach Oar Headboard by Bees Knees Bungalow




Pool Noodle Headboard by Spoonful




Tree Branch Headboard by Bright Bazaar Blog





Liam Bed Headboard by Cottage Haven Interiors





Wooden Cloud Headboard by La Factoria Plastica




DIY Tufted Headboard by The Idea Room




Chalkboard Paint Headboard by Desire To Inspire




Birdhouse Headboard by La Factoria Plastica





Soccer Net Headboard by Real Simple




Shutter Headboard by HGTV





Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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