Draven of Draven Made became inspired to make a tall tufted headboard like one she saw at West Elm and was able to pull it off for an astounding $11.84.
Depending on your resources, you may not be able to make one that inexpensively, but Draven guarantees that it can be under $50.
She shares a plethora of tips for saving money and thinking outside the box when it comes to batting and fabric so you can enjoy one of these beauties in your home too!
Some of my faves include:
Take from the inside of any old comforter. You could also buy a cheap one if necessary and not worry about spending too much.
Fabric for the face of the headboard
Draven mentions she used a fabric outlet nearby to find some discount material. Her other idea of finding discounted curtain material is a good one as you’re sure to have plenty of options.
Use a pegboard to keep your tufts even
This one is pretty nifty. A pegboard is the best way to “cheat” and ensure your tuft pattern is neat and completely uniform. Don’t try to eyeball it and don’t spend time measuring!
You can do this project entirely by yourself, but Draven admits that in the beginning it’s best to have a helper for stapling the fabric down initially, and then aligning the peg board just right.
From there, she describes the button sewing as everything from “fun” to ‘tricky”. In the end though, she advises to just take your time and have fun watching the headboard transform.
Draven was inspired by the Tall Grid Tufted Headboard from West Elm.
Draven shares how to make a tufted headboard for less than $50 at Draven Made. She has volumes of photos to where if she had any more, it might as well be a video. Good stuff!