The DIY Headboard Hanging Literally Anyone Can Make


The quickest way to make a bedroom feel incomplete is forgetting to utilize the space above your bed. I bounced back and forth a lot when I set up my new room. Did I want to hang a large photo? An art piece? A woven hanging? Ultimately, I found a gorgeous image on Pinterest that featured a simple plant stalk attached to a wooden dowel. 

I recreated it a bit for my own room by opting for a more whimsical looking garland of eucalyptus rather than the stiffer stalk. 

Guys, this is one of the cheapest, easiest and most loved DIY projects I've ever done. It takes 4 simple materials and 4 uber easy steps. Lets break it down:

What you'll need:

1. A wooden dowl. I bought mine for less than $2 at Hobby Lobby

2. A thin rope. Hemp or Jute work best, again can be found at Hobby Lobby.

3. A floral garland. You can use magnolia leaves, eucaplytus, whatever catches your eye. Plus, if you want to make things seasonal, you can switch it out as the year goes on! Check out Hobby Lobby's impressive selection here

4. A clear push pin or nail. for hanging


How to make it:

1. Secure your pushpin or nail in line with the center of your bed and about 6 inches below the ceiling.

2. Hang the rope on the nail and with dowel at desired heigh, tie a knot at each end of the dowel, about 2 inches in. Cut excess rope.


3. Arrange your garland by draping it over the dowl.


4. Sit back and enjoy your handy work! You may have to play around with it until its sitting at the right height on your wall, but just keep tweaking the rope length until it is!

Tah Dah!

DIYErin Gallagher