Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY pom pom headboard

Aside from the usual busyness of the semester, I've still had my nest (also known as my apartment) on my mind.  Whether it's because of the cold weather, my lack of free time, or because I am a self-proclaimed homebody, all I want to do these days is decorate my apartment.  One project that's been on my to-do list for a good long while is a DIY headboard.  There's just something about a headboard that screams "I make your bedroom look warm and inviting and pulled together!" 

Since I live on the third story of an old house, my bedroom has some charmingly slanted ceilings that make a large, traditionally-shaped headboard completely impossible.  I also wanted to do something somewhat temporary (since I am only renting) and cheap (since I am not only a poor student, but also somewhat of a starving artist after all.)  Enter my brilliant idea: tissue paper pom poms.  They're inexpensive, simple to make, easy to install, and the perfect project to work on while watching the Bachelor (did you really think I'd forgotten about that show?)  There are probably an infinite number of hanging arrangements to play around with, which made it an ideal headboard option for my space.  Once I had made all of my pom poms, I just arranged them how I wanted (which was apparently in the shape of a triangle) and hung them with thumbtacks, and admired my handiwork.

To see how I made my pom poms, continue after the jump...