A Colorful Boho Headboard

on February 27, 2019

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Learn how to DIY your own colorful boho headboard using embroidery hoops and your favorite colors!

GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS?!? I made a headboard! Okay, well… not really, but I did make an “above the bed” decoration type thing and it makes me feel super coordinated.

Learn how to DIY your own colorful boho headboard using embroidery hoops and your favorite colors!

And before you ask, yes. That is a twin size bed. Yes I sleep in it – at nearly 32 years old – every night. No, I don’t share it, well, except with the cat, but she sleeps on top of me usually. Would I like a bigger bed? Yes. But this one suits my needs and my space just fine for now.

A Colorful Boho Headboard

The wall space above the bed is a weird thing. Headboards can get kinda pricey and, since I live in earthquake friendly California, I didn’t want to hang up anything heavy that could possibly fall on me and re-enact a scene from final destination or something. Yes, morbid things. MOVING ON! So… after nearly 6 years and many many iterations and color scheme changes and pinterest boards – I finally put something up. And really, I’m a bit in love!

For this headboard all I used were some different sized embroidery hoops and coordinating embroidery floss. And then some nails for hanging.

Colorful Boho Headboard

Cost: $20 or less
Time: 2 hours
Suggested listening: Bear Creek by Brandi Carlile

This technique is pretty simple and also a really cool way to use those embroidery hoops I planned on using for cross stitching – and never used. Go figure. 

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Simply separate the hoops, wrap, reassemble and hang.
embroidery floss - hoops - supplies

embroidery floss - hoops - supplies

A Colorful Boho Headboard - easy embroidery hoop art

You can’t really see it, but I also have a navy blue feature wall, and some teal/green IKEA bins to hold craft supplies, so thats where those colors came from. I’ve never been one for matchy-matching but I think it holds up without being too in your face.

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Colorful Boho Headboard

Colorful Boho Headboard

Learn how to DIY your own colorful boho headboard using embroidery hoops and your favorite colors!

Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy


  • Embroidery Hoops in various sizes
  • Coordinating Embroidery floss - 1 skein for every hoop and a few extra


  1. Separate your hoop and start wrapping embroidery floss around the inside hoop.
  2. This is also a fun time to experiment with different angles you may want to use or different wrapping styles.
  3. Once you’re happy with the look, hold it tightly on the edge while placing the outer hoop back on. Tighten the outer hoop and cut off the hanging ends. 
  4. Do this for as many hoops as you want to use. Quick note, the largest hoop took an extra skein of floss, so don’t be scared to more to get the effect you want.
  5. Once you’re done wrapping all of your hoops its time to hang them. I wish I had taken photos of this process, but it was kinda the same as hanging a gallery wall. 

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  • Reply Heather

    These are great! Such wonderful idea for changing space, thank you for sharing 🙂

    (I got a giggle out of the cat comment too! One of our boys, Milo, seems to think sleeping on our HIPS of all places is the perfect spot *facepalm*)

    February 28, 2019 at 4:53 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      OMG, Grampa (the cat) sleeps on my hips too! She gets all offended when I move or have to get up to pee and then stares at me until I stop moving again and she can jump back up. Cats are weird.

      February 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply DeeAnn

    I randomly found your page. I LOVE this idea! Yes, the space between the headboard and ceiling is a weird one! This is a great idea for those of us that like to change things up often!

    October 4, 2019 at 8:43 am
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