This weekend LAS and I tackled a project that has been in the works for awhile: Our monogrammed headboard!! LAS had previously cut the wood to our preferred shape and sanded all the edges and I picked out the fabric and had it monogrammed.
Saturday we put it all together and I have to say it was even easier than I thought. First, rather than purchase cut foam from JoAnn's, I got a tip that an egg crate (typically used to add padding to your mattress) works just as well.
Supplies: headboard, spray adhesive, batting, foam (or egg crate), scissors, upholstery tacks, hammer
Step 1: Spray some spray adhesive on the wood and lay your foam down.
Step 2: Cover the foam with your batting
Step 3: Flip your headboard over and pull, wrap, and tack down the foam and batting with upholstery tacks on all sides ( Side note: we used upholstery tacks because the wood we used was too strong for staples, but if you use a standard plywood, I think you can use a staple gun).
Step 4: Sent your fabric and pull, wrap, and tack down on all four sides.
**Note: you'll probably want to trim the excess foam, batting, and fabric as you go.