June 08, 2019
You can say that I've been bitten by the leather bug because I am all about these leather projects. This is my second leather project of the week and I am in love.
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I don't usually do headboards but I am so glad I decided to tackle this fun DIY because Im so satisfied with the way it came out. The best part was that this Leather Woven Headboard was only $80. Now you can't beat that.
Last week I made a DIY Leather Woven Bench and it was the inspiration for this headboard and I'm not going to lie, I have a few other projects in mind with the same kind of technique. The measurements for this headboard are for a Queen Headboard, but you can add on or take away from the wooden frame to make it whatever size you'd like. Now let's get into it.
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- 4 - 2x2s @ 6ft
Green Vinyl Fabric (4 Yards)
Ryobi 70 Piece Impact Driving Kit
Pocket Hole Screws
Kreg Right Angle Clamp
Be sure to check out the how-to video before reading through the steps.
The first step for the DIY Leather Woven Headboard was to first assemble the frame. I used four 2x2s to assemble the bed frame along with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.To assist with the assembly, I used my Kreg Right Angle Clamp to get those pocket holes in. To make the headboard a little more sturdy, I decided to add corner braces to the four sides of the headboard.To help me drill in the corner braces, I used a Philip head bit from my Ryobi 70 Piece Impact Driving Kit. It includes impact rated bits with hex shank for impact drivers and drills and includes a magnetic screw guide, nut drivers and socket adaptors.I also like that the case is a tough modular case for easy removal and storage. When the assembled frame is finished it should look similar to this.
I first began marking the lines on my vinyl fabric by using a 2x2 and a fine point sharpie. If you want to make your leather strips bigger just make sure you mark them evenly.Once the strips were marked, I began cutting the fabric strips using my craft scissors. Any good pair of scissors should work here. The vinyl fabric was really easy to cut through.
Then I begin attaching the leather strips, one by one, to one side of the bed frame. I attached the strips using my Staple Gun and used one of the corner braces as a way to measure the spacing between the leather strips.Once one side is secured down, pull the leather strip to the other side with a good snug and secure it down into place with your Staple Gun. It should look like this when you're done.Once one full side was secured down, I began securing down the leather strips on the top of the headboard, using my staple gunOnce the top leather strips are secured down on the DIY leather headboard, you can begin weaving the leather strips through the secured strips, alternating each weave one by one. As you can see, this was the fun part because I was having way too much fun.
After weaving all the way down, you will need to secure the leather strips to the headboard with your staple gun and cut off any extra fabric to give it a nice clean look.Once you attach the strips, your DIY headboard is finished! and it looks pretty darn good.I can't be any happier with how this DIY Leather Woven Headboard turned out. I am now questioning whether or not I need one for my bedroom and let's not forget that this headboard was only $80. Now that takes the cake. Let's take another look at how it came out.I am so glad I opted to go with the green, instead of the regular brown color, it gives this space so much contrast, and the green looks lovely against that natural wood.The weave pattern is just out of this world. I hope you enjoyed this project and I can't wait to see you try it out.
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