DIY Princess Bed Headboard And Footboard Project


This princess bed headboard and footboard project is a fun and easy way to make a sweet bed for your daughter. I call this a princess bed because it reminds of the exaggerated and sweet head and footboards found in Disney books, on cartoons with princess, and even in fairy tale drawings.

To make this simple princess headboard and footboard you will need to use a jig saw. Do these cuts alone, but your daughter can help you paint when any cutting is complete.

To Make a Princess Headboard and Footboard You Will Need:

  • Plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • String
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Sand Paper
  • Drill
  • Metal Bed Frame

To get started you want to measure how wide your bed is. In most cases this will be made for a twin bed, which is a great size for kids.

Now, you need two pieces of plywood , one for the headboard and one for the foot board.

Cut the headboard down to 4 feet tall and the foot board to 3 feet tall. This is a dramatic look, so they are a little tall, you of course can make them the height you wish.

Now, lay each piece of the princess bed flat on the floor. Cut a piece of twine that is half the height of the board. Pin it to the middle of the board. Te a pencil to the end. Use this to draw a half circle on the top of the board. Repeat on the foot board.

Now, take your yard stick. Measure out 6 inches from the left edge. Draw this vertical line. Repeat on the right side.

Now, cut out the lines using a jig saw. You will even dup with 2 faux pasts and a rounded top in the middle.

Repeat this process on the princess bed foot board.

Now, sand all cut edges. This is a step that needs to be completed so there are no splinters.

Now, prime out the whole headboard. Once the primer is dry you want to paint it out. I recommend a semi gloss paint or even a milk paint in a fun girly color.

Once the paint dries on the princess bed out can glue on some flat backed jewels to the headboard and foot board. Try to glue them on in a pattern that follows the arch in the middle of the headboard. This is a great way to add more color and some sparkle.

This princess bed also reminds me of a Goldilocks bed as well! You can simple screw the headboard and the footboard to your existing bed frame using the holes already into the metal frame!

The headboard can be screwed to the wall if needed. For you to be successful in this project, you need to use the right tools and equipment. To help you out, you can visit This website will provide you with the right equipment so the work will be easier.

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