Today I’m excited to share my Tufted Burlap Headboard! I have been wanting a tufted headboard for so long. To be honest, I’ve been wanting a tufted “anything” for a while. I have my eye on a gorgeous white tufted couch that definitely isn’t gonna happen until my 3 toddlers stop destroying my home. But one can dream.
Burlap, you say?? The hubby and I have been messing around with about 5 different DIY headboard ideas for a couple of years now. We were close to pulling several off. We even settled on a full wall treatment we liked. But lately, time & money is more of an issue with the holidays coming up. We all know how affordable and versatile and TIMELESS burlap is. So I decided to give it a shot!
Next, I ironed my burlap on the wool setting to get as many wrinkles out as I could. Then I unfolded it, laid it out and put the board on top. (see above)
Then I pulled as tight as possible to wrap the burlap around the board and staple to the back. At the corners I just pulled tightly and wrapped like a present before stapling.
Here comes the “Lazy Technique” for my tufting.
Like what I’m watching? I have been sooo addicted to Hart of Dixie lately. Late night crafting and my guilty pleasure shows are something I look forward to a little too much!! Oh “Zade”…have mercy.
Ok last part, the buttons. Even though I didn’t use the traditional tufting method, the buttons complete the look, right? So I had to figure something out. There are a few ways you can do this.
A. You can buy a package of buttons that allow you to add a cover to them & you can snap in the burlap.
B. You can cut circles out of cardboard and glue the burlap around them.
C. You can use buttons you may already have around the house (like I did), cut 2 layers of burlap in a circle shape and tightly wrap it around. Then glue in place. This part was a little tricky. It’s hard to not burn yourself. I would hold the button wrapped tightly, add a dollup of glue to the hole on the board and then quickly push the button in and hold in place for about 20-30 seconds. The tricky part is the edges may want to come undone once you let go and you burn yourself a little trying to tuck them back under and wipe off any excess glue. I wish I had a great secret for you all but I don’t! Beauty is pain I guess. If you have a great tip to not burn yourself with glue guns please share!! I am always falling victim!!
I mentioned above that I only bought 2 yards of burlap. I actually already had about 1/4 yard at home from a previous project and that’s what I used for my buttons. I would have them cut a second piece for this part.
If anything above sounded confusing, here is a picture of the button glued, just before I wrapped the burlap around. I chose to do 2 layers of burlap so that the orange color wouldn’t show through.
I forgot to snag a pic of the next part, but I had the hubby cut a 2×4 into two pieces and screw them into the back so it could stand up. I had the headboard set 20 inches off the floor and then we just shoved the bed up against the 2x4s and it stays in place nicely!
Last, in case you’re interested in this headboard style but don’t see yourself doing the work (even though it’s under an hour) or see yourself needing to save the money (over $100 in savings)…I did find a darling and affordable micro-suede tufted headboard on sale on Amazon.com for $160. Here’s the link: