How to Make a Bed Head

  • 1-2 hours
  • 1-2
  • dependent on fabric choice

Products You'll Need

  • 2400 x 1200 x 18mm Plywood Sheet
  • Staples
  • Sandpaper - 120 grit
  • Leather-look Vinyl material
  • Selleys Kwik Grip - water based

Tools You'll Need

  • String
  • Pencil
  • Jigsaw
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Adhesive Spreader
  • Drop Sheet & Dust Brush
  • Staple Gun
  • Rag & Safety Glasses

This great little leather-look bedhead is the perfect weekend DIY project. Watch our video to see how to make your own!

Step 1 : Mark the Shape

We have chosen a curve, so use a pencil and string to mark out an even curve onto your ply.

Step 2 : Cut the Shape

Use a jigsaw to cut out the shape you’ve marked. Lightly sandpaper to smooth out any splintery edges.

Step 3 : Cut Fabric

We’ve chosen a leather-look vinyl. Lay your fabric across the ply and use scissors to cut the fabric to suit your shape, leaving about 50mm overhang.

Step 4 : Apply Adhesive to Both Surfaces

Dust off all surfaces. Apply adhesive to both surfaces evenly and let sit for 20 minutes, or until touch dry.

Step 5 : Apply Fabric to Ply

Lay both surfaces together and push down firmly to ensure you have good contact. We’ve also used a staple gun to secure the fabric overhang we allowed on the reverse.

Step 6 : Ready to Style!

Place behind the bed and style.

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Kyal's Tip

Selleys Kwik Grip is a contact adhesive designed for bonding large flat, close-fitting surfaces