Make a chic cane headboard in a matter of hours

I recently did a series of mini IKEA hacks. The first one is a cane headboard and it only takes a few hours to make.

cane headboard DIY IKEA hack

Below is a list of materials and a few brief steps. It is very easy and looks gorgeous in the bedroom.


DIY cane headboard

Step 1

When working with cane webbing it needs to be wet, so you can fold it.


Soak the entire webbing in water for at least 30 minutes.

If you don’t have a bathtub that is big enough, you can do one end at a time. After soaking, pat dry the cane with a towel so it is not too wet.

Step 2

Cut the cane webbing to fit the IVAR frame. Do ensure you have enough material to fold around the edges of the frame.

webbing DIY IKEA hack
Step 3

Use a staple gun to fasten the webbing onto the back of the frame. Pay special attention to the corners to get a neat tuck.

cane headboard DIY IKEA hack
Step 4

Hang up on your wall with screws.

cane headboard DIY IKEA hack

And admire your DIY cane headboard.

See the full tutorial on Caroline’s blog.

~ by Caroline

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