The perfect headboard for the little princess in your life. Isn’t this a darling and charming headboard? Not only does the plush cushioning make this a sturdy and perfect place to lean, but the headboard would look spectacular over a little girl’s twin size bed. It’s inexpensive and very easy to make. Here is a list of items you will need to complete the princess crown headboard:
1 large piece of thin, inexpensive wood (particle board works great, make sure its large enough to get the size headboard you would like)
a staple gun
batting (You can use any type you prefer and any thickness. I prefer the flat rolled stuff)
fabric (You will need enough to cover the front side and the edges. Using a stretchy fabric is easiest to work with)
jigsaw or something to cut the wood
hot glue gun
You will need something to securely mount the headboard to the wall. You can find many options at local hardware stores.
Step 1 – Decide how big you want the headboard to be. Draw a crown shape on the wood the size you want the headboard.
Step 2 – Cut out the crown using the jigsaw
Step 3 – Use the hot glue gun to adhere batting to the crown cut out. Then cut off all extra batting. I make sure there is no extra batting hanging over the sides of the wood.
Step 4 – Lay fabric on top of the batting. Cut fabric to the shape of the crown but leave extra fabric around the edges. If you leave too much fabric you can always cut the extra off when you’re done stapling. Carefully flip the crown over (fabric and all). Use the staple gun to staple fabric to the board (You want the staples to be on the back not the front). Make sure you always pull the fabric tight to make sure you don’t have wrinkles in your finished product.
Step 5 – Securely mount it to the wall. Hardware stores have many items available for mounting headboards. Choose the one you like best.
For added detail you could add stuff the points of the crown. You could add feathers, jewels, sparkly balls… whatever your heart desires. You could also apply some sort of trim or ribbon along the edge of the crown. Be creative make it your own. Instructions and photo via.