+Linda Gardner
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a Headboard Makeover on the cheap!

DIY Headboard

Check out my faux stenciled headboard! I gave my headboard an easy makeover using vinyl to give the look of a stenciled headboard without the mess! {no taking bed apart, no wet paint, no sticky stencil….}

{read how I did the DIY headboard makeover here}
I have owned a Silhouette SD for about 1.5 years now. Davis gave it to me for our 5th anniversary. {thanks babe!} and let’s just say, it’s like my 3rd child… i heart my silhouette! {it’s sitting next to me as i write this} as a crafter, i use it ALL the time. for all types of different projects from scrapbooking to home decor to cutting templates to making cards.
it’s like a crafter’s righthand woman!
{sigh. i’m a bit obsessed with my Silhouette}
the Silhouette cuts through paper and vinyl, and soon with a new product, be able to cut another material. {more details to come soon!}
Now I have to show off my latest project with my Silhouette.
Check out my ridiculously *gorgeous* headboard! love love LOVE it! I cut the fab vinyl design with my beloved Silhouette using Silhouette’s Premium White Vinyl which has stronger adhesive for indoor and outdoor use than the regular vinyl.
I have been wanting to do this to put a vinyl design on my headboard for ages, but didn’t dare because I was worried the regular vinyl wouldn’t stick well or withstand a 2yr old’s little hands rubbing and scratching at it. BUT when Silhouette came out with the Premium Vinyl, I recently decided to give it a go….. and it works perfectly on my headboard! {yes, we put the Vinyl Design through strenuous testing, thanks to a very curious little 2 year old boy who lives here ;) and it passed with flying colors! The Premium Vinyl’s adhesive is definitely a lot stronger than the regular vinyl. And little man was not able to scratch or peal any of it off. PHEW.

{no i did not make the yellow flower pillows, although i wish i did! they are from Target. i may try replicating them sometime though.}
In case you want to see the headboard before the vinyl:

you’ll notice I am in the middle of redoing my Master Bedroom. {super excited about it! don’t ya love the gray and yellow with my black bed frame?} more details and pics to come in a different post. And yes, I have more projects planned for my master bedroom using my Silhouette.

reasons why i decided to go with a Silhouette versus other digital crafting tools:
  • any font you have on your computer {i have like 1,000 fonts!} can be cut with the Silhouette right out of the box. FREE! you don’t have to pay for any alphabetic cartridges.
  • you don’t have to buy any cartridges for that matter. {or worry about losing them. or little people ruining them. ahem.}
  • to get additional shapes and images, you simply download them at Silhouette’s online store for 99 cents each. no need to pay for unneeded designs!
  • create your own design and shapes.
For more details on how I cut the vinyl for the DIY headboard makeover, check out this post!
happy crafting,

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 2951
    Brittany says:

    Where did you get the yellow flower pillows? I love them!! Great job on the bed.

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    Deb says:

    I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

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    Deb says:

    Following you -

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    Deb says:

    Liked you on FB.

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    Deb says:

    Following you on twitter.

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    Deb says:

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

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    robert says:

    I would give this to my wife, who would LOVE to have one of these…and she would probably make some stencils to paint designs on pillows (she’s been eyeing that idea for a while now).

  8. 2958

    how may “pieces” is this print? I am planning on making alarge scripture verse for my wall but only have a 12 x 12 mat.. waiting for the 12 x 24 inch one but wondered how to make a continuous print with only a small mat?

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    Betty Baez says:

    Oh wow great Idea I’ve been wanting to replace my headboard because of its boring look, but now I think I will keep it and have myself a DIY project to spurse it up thanks!

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    Hi Linda!
    Love the headboard! Adore the pillows!! Did you make them?

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    rachel says:

    great idea!! stumbled upon it when i was on pinterist. love the yellow pillows. i was acctually wanting to do grey/silver and a couple shades of purple when i redo our bedroom. where did you get the shams and comforter at? seems everywhere i’ve looked they are all so pricey. thanks.! keep up the great post!! :)

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      Hi Rachel,
      I’m so glad you found me! Pinterest rocks, doesn’t it? I found the sham and comforter set at Target. I think it was on clearance. But yeah, I totally know what you mean! It shard to find reasonable sets. They can be really expensive! If you have any more questions, just let me know!
      happy crafting,

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    Heidi says:

    Was this design cut out of one continuous piece of vinyl? I have a Cameo and am wondering if there is a way to cut out of something bigger than 12×12 or if I have to cut large patterns like this individually and then piece together? Tips or tutorials you could share would be GREAT :)

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    mary says:

    Has anyone made or tried to make or seen directions for these terrific yellow flowers. I love the flatness of them. Love your decorating ideas and the headboard is great looking.

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    Megan Hamer says:

    This looks incredible! I’m somewhat new to your blog and am loving what I see so far! Those flower pillows are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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    Doris Cooley says:

    Love the pknk&blue rug! I’m going to make a green one for the bath room…good idea! How about terrycloth?


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