Making a College Sweatshirt upholstered headboard is an easy weekend project you can make to transform and design your dorm room on a budget.
Use their favorite College Sweatshirt to make this simple upholstered headboard. If you like to collect College Sweatshirt from your alma mater, then you should have a huge headboard.
Try making this College Sweatshirt headboard with a themed in mind. Use all College Sweatshirt from your college, your sorority, you school, or all of the above.
You can complete this College Sweatshirt project in one day, for less than $50 plus the cost of your sweatshirts. The final cost will depend on how pricey your College Sweatshirt is. To save money making your headboard I recommend using a your own College Sweatshirt from your closets to cover the headboard.
To Make an Upholstered College Sweatshirt Head Board You Will Need:
MDF (3, 6, or 9 Pieces, sizes described below)
Flat L brackets
College Sweatshirt (lots!)
The first step is to cut your MDF to size. I recommend letting the professionals at the home improvement store make these cuts for you. They only charge 25 cents a cut!
My measurements are merely recommendations for a bed headboard. You can easily change the dimensions of this College Sweatshirt headboard for a twin, full, or king-sized bed based on the size of your College Sweatshirts.
Cut separate pieces of MDF to these specific measurements:
Measure how wide your College Sweatshirt is. Now measure how tall they are.
Now, have the MDF cut ot the largest square possible to hold the College Sweatshirt, but still allow for about 3 inches to overlap onto the back to attach it.
You need at least three of these, but you can make it as wide or as tall as you want.
Now, cut a piece of foam to fit each of the three or more pieces of MDF exactly. You can buy sheets of foam at any fabric store. To save time you can as them to cut it. You can also easily cut it at home using an electric knife.
Lay your pieces of MDF outside on a flat work surface. Spray each piece lightly with a strong adhesive spray. Lay the corresponding foam piece on the MDF and press it into place. The spray adhesive with hold it in place so it does not ever move.
Lay the College Sweatshirt face down on a clean flat work surface. You want the pattern you want to see laying down on the table.
Lay the corresponding piece of MDF and foam down on the back of the College Sweatshirt.
The foam should be touching the back of the College Sweatshirt. Start in the middle of each side. Pull the College Sweatshirt up and over the back of the MDF. Use a staple gun to attach it in place. If you are worried about damaging the College Sweatshirts you can use upholstery tacks.
Do the middle of each of the four sides first. Pull the Sweatshirt in taunt each time. Evenly work your way out from the center staples. Do the four corners last. To make them neat practice folding them over like you is wrapping a package. Once you have the right look staple the corner fabric into place.
Repeat this process on all of the pieces of the College Sweatshirt headboard.
Now, once all of your Sweatshirt pieces are covered you need to lay them face down on a clean work surface. Place three in a row or however many you need to be as wide as your specific bed. Line the squares up at the bottom of the headboard. This line should be straight, causing a straight line at the top of the dorm room headboard.
Use a metal flat bracket to attach each piece of the College Sweatshirt headboard together. Place one at the top and one at the bottom of every piece of the headboard. The left hole of the bracket should be on the left piece and the right hole of the bracket should be on the right piece. You can find these flat brackets where the L brackets are in the hardware store. Make a mark where each hole falls with a pencil. Pre drill the hole about ½ inch in. Lay the brackets back in place and screw them into place.
Screw in picture hanging hooks onto the left and right sides of the back of the upholstered dorm room headboard.
The hooks should be installed about four inches in from the left and right side of the headboard. They should be about 2 inches down from the top of this piece.
Install you screws into the wall and hang your upholstered dorm room headboard.