Bohemian Headboard

Your headboard can really create the entire mood of your bedroom. Why not have it be something you made yourself?
This Bohemian Headboard is simple to make and is truly a statement piece.

SUPPLIES

  • 64" bamboo (or wooden) rod
  • Varying colors of yarn/rope/string
  • Scissors
supplies.jpg

STEP 1-

Cut each of your colors into approximately 27" strands. The quickest way to do this is to hold one end of the string between your thumb and index finger, then wrap it around your elbow and back up between your fingers about 20-30 times. Cut all of the strands between your fingers at once, this will leave you with a handful of the 27" strands.

yarn arm wrap technique

yarn arm wrap technique

get a good amount of yarn for each color

get a good amount of yarn for each color

STEP 2-

Find center point of the bamboo (around 32"), select the color yarn you want and make two Lark's Head Knots on either side of the center point, then set the rest of the colors in place in order to get a general idea of your color palette. These colors may change (as you can see from my lay out to my final result) and that's totally fine.

Use around 4 strands or more of yarn together for the knots. If you use rope in the center, you'll only need one or two strands since it's thicker. Make several of these Lark's Head Knots in a couple of different yarns on each side of the center mark (even number on each side). Since the strand length is cut in half when you make these Lark's Head Knots and we want to increase the length going outward from the center, tie regular knots using 3-4 strands of your already cut yarn for the rest of the way.

The shorter strands use Lark's Head Knots, the longer strands use regular knots

The shorter strands use Lark's Head Knots, the longer strands use regular knots

STEP 3-

Make equal amounts of knots on each side so the color and yarn strand balance is even. Keep going until you have approximately 6" of bamboo rod on each side. Like I mentioned before, your yarn color may change as you make this headboard. As you can see, I decided to take out some colors I originally picked because I decided I wanted a less vibrant palette.

before final trimming

before final trimming

STEP 4-

At this point your yarn length will be all over the place. The center will be the shortest point, so from there, you can just eyeball how you want to cut the angles on each side. It helps to hang your piece on a wall at this point so you can step back from it and see how it looks. Simply take a pair of scissors, and cut from the shortest points in the center on each side down at an angle so that they mirror one another. You can do the same angled cut on the yarn as it gets closer to the ends as well. 

final with angled trim

final with angled trim

Once you have your desired trim on the yarn, you are finished! Now you can mount the headboard on the wall behind your bed and  have the boho bedroom of your dreams.

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