DIY ruffled fabric headboard tutorial

There is a new and very cozy trend in budget bedroom decor and that is curtained headboards. Such a headboard is comfortable, very soft, it is pleasant to the touch and to lean on, and you can easily adapt it to your bedroom – it can be made of any fabric, curtain and even a carpet. The good thing is, even if your bed doesn’t have a wooden headboard, you can get a trendy one. There are different designs, sizes and fabric textures you can try, take a look at my mom’s idea below!

For a while you might have thought that today’s post was about our master bath. Alright 🙂 Actually, it’s about my mom’s ruffled headboard, which was inspired by this from Country Living Magazine:

DIY ruffled curtain headboard tutorial

Here’s how she did it:

She cut 6 pieces of 7 inch strips to balance out the ruffle part and then sewed the bottom edge with a scallop pattern.

Then she marked in the pad where each strip should be sewn. (Psst.. we sneaked in to take this picture at around 6am while Princess Two was still asleep.)

Here’s a close-up of the stitches at the bottom of each ruffle.

And another. Now let’s get to the big picture, shall we?

The ruffled headboard looks so feminine and sexy, adding some much-needed softness to her bedroom. To your right is the $10 flea market dresser that has transformed it from drab to fabulous. On the left is her $4.49 goodwill junk, which we originally planned to be her TV console but ended up being her nightstand.

I really like looking at it from this perspective because it really gives off a girly-girly look.

This project looks so adorable and snuggly that I plan to recreate it in another bedroom.

Here is a breakdown of our expenses:
Fabric at $2.79 per yard x 5 = $13.95
Curtain rod on sale for $15.19
The total amount is $29.14

So for only $29.14 we have a unique and beautiful headboard that will add drama to my mom’s bedroom wall.

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