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How to Make Your Own Jewel-Toned Velvet Headboard

How to Make Your Own Jewel-Toned Velvet Headboard

Did you know that we spend approximately one-third of our lives sleeping? So don’t settle for any bed – you deserve a bed that’s not only stylish, but luxurious and on-trend, too.  We’re showing you how to level up your bedroom with this super fun jewel-toned velveted headboard. Let’s get started, shall we?


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How to Make Your Own Jewel-toned Velvet Headboard in a Few Steps

Materials Required: 

  • 6 to 8 pool noodles
  • 1 inch memory foam mattress topper
  • 75 inches of velvet fabric
  • 1 inch insulation foam board
  • Spray adhesive
  • Duct tape
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and heavy duty glue sticks
  • Measuring tape

Build Your Own Velvet Headboard with Pool Noodles

Step One: Time to Measure

Before you start, measure your bed’s width with your measuring tape. We’ll make this headboard for a queen-sized bed, which is 60 inches wide. After defining the width, you’ll need to decide how many pool noodle lines you’ll use and how tall you want the headboard.

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DIY Your Own Jewel-Toned Velvet Headboard

Step Two: Organize the Pool Noodles

Grab your pool noodles and tape two of them together using heavy-duty duck tape, creating a headboard border that’s shaped like a half-moon. You can decide how many pool noodles you’ll use based on the size of your bed (we used three pool noodles for our design).

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DIY Your Own Jewel-toned Velvet Headboard

Step Three: Cover the Noodles With Fabric

Cut long strips of fabric to cover the pool noodles. You can glue the fabric carefully using hot glue. I chose a beautiful velvet green fabric for my headboard.

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How to Make Your Own Velvet Headboard using Pool Noodles


Step Four: Cut the Insulation Foam Board

The next step is to cut the foam board in an arch shape (which you can draw with a stencil) – mine is about 60 inches wide. When you work with insulation foam boards, you can achieve a precise, mess-free cut by using an exacto knife with a new blade extended all the way out. Cut straight through and avoid cutting it using a sawing motion.

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Step Five: Cut the Memory Foam Mattress Topper 

Now that your insulation foam board is ready, use it as a mold and place the memory foam mattress topper on top of it. Draw the exact same half-moon shape into the mattress topper using your scissors or an exacto knife.

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How To DIY a Jewel-Toned Headboard

Step Six: Glue the Foam Board and Memory Foam Topper

Using your spray adhesive, glue the insulation foam board and the memory foam board together. Press them together in the corners and middle until they’re fully attached.

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How to Make your Own Jewel-Toned Velvet Headboard

Step Seven: Add the Fabric to the Half-Moon Base

Spray the foam mattress topper with adhesive glue and lay the velvet fabric on top of it. To finish, hot glue the edges of the fabric to the back of the base.

DIY your Own Velvet-Jewel Headboard


Step Eight: Glue the Noodles to the Base

The last step is to glue the pool noodles to the half-moon base with the hot glue gun. Once glued, hold the noodles together for a few seconds until they are completely attached to one another. To install it to the wall, you can use adhesive strips and hang the headboard behind the bed.

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How to DIY your own Velvet Headboard

And there you have it! Now you have your very own jewel-toned velvet headboard, which will elevate your bedroom in just a few simple steps.

Images courtesy of Maca Atencio



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