How to Make a Cozy Reversible DIY Pillow Headboard

Looking for a quick and easy way to cozy up your bedroom decor? This DIY pillow headboard project is just what you need!

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a DIY newbie, you'll love how simple and budget-friendly this project is.

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1. Gather Your Materials

The first step in creating your DIY pillow headboard is to gather all the materials you'll need. Head to your local thrift store to find some inexpensive flat sheets in colors or patterns that complement your bedroom decor.

You'll also need foam padding to give your headboard some structure, as well as fabric ties or ribbons to secure it to your bed frame.

Sew your thrifted sheets together

2. Sew Your Sheets Together

Once you have your materials, it's time to start sewing! Lay out your two thrifted flat sheets and trim them to the desired size for your headboard.

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Then, use a sewing machine or needle and thread to stitch the two sheets together along the edges, leaving a 2 to 3-foot opening at the bottom. This will allow you to insert the foam padding later on.

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Once done, iron out your headboard cover.

Insert foam padding for comfort and support

3. Insert the Foam Padding

Next, fold a piece of foam padding to fit inside the opening you left in the sheets.

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The foam will provide support and comfort.

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Once the foam is inserted, fold the sheets over the foam to create the pillow-like shape of your headboard.

Secure fabric ties with a hot glue gun

4. Secure the Ties

Attach your DIY foam headboard to your bed frame using ribbon or fabric ties.

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Use a hot glue gun to secure the fabric ties to either side of the headboard.

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Then, tie both ends of the ties in cute bows to add a decorative touch to your headboard.

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Once your headboard backrest pillow is complete, place it over your existing headboard.

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The best part? It's reversible, so you can switch up the look whenever you want!

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Experiment with different colors and patterns to find the perfect style for your space.

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So why wait? Grab your materials and get started on this simple yet impactful project today!

Frequently asked questions
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  • Susan Hughes Susan Hughes on Apr 25, 2024
    Are you meant to still be able to see the slatted headboard? I thought it was a cover?
  • Shi7079970 Shi7079970 5 days ago
    Can you do this if you don't have a headboard
  • Daw84758464 Daw84758464 3 days ago
    How can it be reversible if you glue the ties to the headboard?!
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  • DELLA BYAS DELLA BYAS on May 07, 2024
    I love the ideal! I might try it. Is the foam only on the front side or did you cut a big piece to cover front and back of headboard?
  • R Denice R Denice 5 days ago
    Just couple of tweaks on the plan and you'd have a terrific pet bed.