- 2 yards of fabric ($20)
- 2 yards of 6oz batting ($12)
- 6 buttons ($1)
- 1/2" thick plywood - 5'x3' (I had to buy the entire board at $18)
- 2 2x4s ($6)
- staple gun (borrowed a friends)
- screws ($2)
- long needle
Total cost: $59
Here is another great DIY website, explaining how to attached the board to your existing bed frame. There are plenty of different ways to do it, you could also attach it to the wall. But since I live in a rental, this isn't ideal. I enjoyed how easy this project was, how cheap compared to buying a board and what a great statement it makes in the room!
What do you think? Have you ever had an experience making a headboard, do share!