How-to: Picture Frame Headboard

Create this fun DIY from the pages of HGTV Magazine.

Re-purposed picture frame as a twin headboard in kid's room.

Craft a Headboard from an Old Picture Frame

Photo By: David A. Land View original photo.

David A. Land

By: Mandi Gubler

From: HGTV Magazine

Materials Needed:

  • paint
  • paint brush
  • picture frame (39" x 59" works for twin bed)
  • 1/2-inch plywood (sized to fit inside frame)
  • batting
  • fabric
  • staple gun
  • hot glue
  • buttons

Step 1

Paint a 39-inch-by-50-inch frame and let dry.

Step 2

Wrap a ½-inch thick piece of plywood with batting and cover the front with fabric. Staple fabric taunt in back.

Step 3

Fit the plywood into the frame and mark spots for tufts, then staple each one and hot glue a button over each.

For the original step-by-step tutorial with pictures, visit

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