Better Homes & Gardens have shown us how to make a modern patchwork-effect headboard using scraps of co-ordinating fabrics.
1. To make the headboard, cut 8-inch squares from stiff florist's foam and 1/4-inch plywood.
2. Cut 8-inch squares from quilt batting and place over foam squares.
3. Glue all layers with Styroglue.
4. Cut fabric into squares large enough to wrap the foam squares with at least a 1/2 -inch overlap on the back.
5. Staple fabric to the back with a staple gun. Cut a piece of 1/4-inch plywood a few inches wider than your mattress on both sides.
6. Line up the squares face down in your desired pattern and attach them to each other with heavy-duty tape.
7. Top them with the plywood, and drill wood screws at 8-inch intervals to secure all the layers.
8. Attach ring hooks to the back of the plywood to hang the headboard on the wall.
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