A few weeks back, I posted about this tufted headboard and gave you my thoughts about how to make it yourself.
A couple of days later, I got an email from one of my readers, Lissa. She told me that she had made a tufted headboard for her son's twin bed that was easy and lightweight. I thought her idea was brilliant and I asked her permission to share her project and photos with you.
Rather than using a large (and heavy) piece of plywood as the base, like I suggested, she used a large (and lightweight) painter's canvas. Brilliant! You can find painter's canvas in all sizes at your craft or art supply store. They rarely go on sale so make sure you have a coupon handy.
The other supplies you'll need are:
~buttons that you can cover (for the front)
~regular buttons (for the back)
~strong sewing or upholstery needle
To do this, first you cover your painter's canvas with the batting and secure to the frame using the staple gun. The thicker your batting, the deeper your tufts will be. Once the batting is secure, cover the whole thing with your fabric using the same technique.
Next you want to cover your buttons using the same fabric. You can find covered button kits at any craft or fabric store.
Next you want to begin tufting. Click here to read my explanation of the technique.
Lissa says that you need to take note of the location of the frame in your canvas before you decide where to put your buttons. Makes sense to me.
That's all there is to it! I love that the end result is so lightweight and easy to hang. You could do a larger one by either using one large canvas or nailing two smaller ones together. If you would like to read Lissa's post on the subject, click here. Thanks Lissa!