Who knew you could turn a ‘science fair’ tri-fold project board into a headboard?
Your son did his science fair project on corn (and it’s properties AFTER it passes through our system) so what do with the board afterward?
As much as you would love to keep these tri-fold masterpieces, and use them in your home décor, who wouldn’t love to see what happens to their corn after they eat it, you may need an alternate use.
TRUE STORY – When our kids were younger, we taped their art on our kitchen cabinets. The fridge was not going to possibly hold all the goodness these kids could produce. If the kids wanted something up on the cabinets they had to choose an item to take down. One day our oldest looked around and said, “Can’t we hang this up on our living room wall? We have a lot of space out there.” He did NOT want to remove a previous masterpiece. But truth be told, we didn’t have a lot of space unless we were going to go for a hoarder look. But he would have loved the idea of hanging his project boards in our living room. lol
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TRI-FOLD PROJECT BOARD HEADBOARD
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I saw this project, in a Facebook Group from Beth Day Miller, and I knew it would be a perfect way to reuse those boards. Plus, it’s such an inexpensive DIY project. Which is right up our alley (you can see why here).
Beth made these for her college daughter and her roommate…..BRILLIANT!!!!! Plus there is no sewing involved.How to make a headboard from tri-fold project boards.
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This is for two headboards as it was done for a college student and their roommate.
- 4 Tri-fold display boards
- Wood glue
- Scrap pieces of wood (4 long pieces per headboard, see image)
- Staple gun
- Fabric scissors
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DIY HEADBOARD INSTRUCTIONS
- Started with 4 tri-fold project boards (2 for each headboard). They glued 2 together using all-purpose wood glue to make it more sturdy; for the extra support, they added light-weight scrap pieces of wood to the back (see step 3).
- They drew out the desired shape using a string to make the desired arch and cut it out using a razor blade.
- The boards were then covered with batting to the desired thickness (1 med size bag covered both boards), attaching it with a staple gun.
- They aligned the fabric on the boards but felt this was the hardest step. “It was a little difficult to match up the patterns.” Once again attaching them with the staple gun. Some of the excess batting and material may need to be trimmed with scissors. (Approximately 4 yds was used for both boards.) *Tip – Having a nice pair of fabric scissors can make cutting evenly easier.
DIY HEADBOARD RESULTS
Now, don’t you think this tri-fold project board headboard deserves an A+?
You could really customize this with any fabric and shapes for any bedroom.
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