Colorful Bohemian Headboard

Make this headboard with unexpected supplies like clothespins, joiner biscuits and Rit liquid dye! Create any pattern you want using all the colors that match your space OR keep it wood grain and stain it all the same color, it’s up to you. Clothespins and joiner biscuits are readily available and inexpensive and give dimension to all of your wood projects.

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$0 or Free
30 Minutes
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Unwrap your clothespins
    Pull off the spring in the center of each one
    Prepare your Sunshine Orange Rit Liquid Dye in a large bowl with hot water
    Soak 300 clothespins in the Sunshine Orange Dye for about 30 minutes

  • Step 2

    Dye the other 100 clothespins in Golden Yellow Rit Liquid Dye
    Place the clothespins on newspaper to dry after 30 minutes
    Dye all of the 300 joiner biscuits in Apple Green Rit Liquid Dye
    Let them set for 30 minutes and then dry them on newspaper

  • Step 3

    Mark the center of your plywood on the 6″ wide side
    Create the shape of the headboard with large sheets of newspaper
    Cut and trace it on the plywood

  • Step 4

    Carefully cut out the headboard shape and sand the edges
    Paint the headboard in the colors you chose
    *We used Serene Blue for the top and Innocence Pink for the center on this design

  • Step 5

    Arrange your dyed clothespins and joiner biscuits in your design
    *Play around with them until you get it just right
    Carefully glue each piece down with either E-6000 Glue OR wood glue and let dry

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