Create a brand new headboard customized with your favorite saying.

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Want even more reason to look forward to sleep?

Create a lightbox headboard and make your bedroom décor pop. You can choose your own message—anything from “sleep under the stars” to “goodnight moon”—to make your headboard unlike any other. And when someone asks where you found it? You can proudly say you built it yourself.

What You’ll Learn:

This project is a big one—but so is the payoff!

You’ll finish the class with a cool, quality piece of furniture.

In this lesson, Earl & Jan will show you how to:

  1. Prepare, build and paint your frame
  2. Create your own vintage-inspired lettering
  3. Install the lights, frame and lettering
  4. End up with your own headboard, built from scratch!

What You’ll Need

  • Paint
  • Acrylic sheet 48" x 24"
  • White board 48" x 24"
  • Pine 1" x 4" x 6" (4)
  • Tongue ash 47”
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Poly Project Pockets
  • FRP boards (4)
  • Vinyl lettering
  • Miter box & saw
  • Drill
  • Paper cutter
  • Hammer & mallet
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • C-clamp
  • Screwdriver
  • Hole saw
  • Jigsaw blades
  • 1 1/2" Finishing nails
  • Tape measure
  • Drill set
  • Self-tapping screws
  • Safety glasses
  • Pencil
  • Jigsaw
  • 2 all in one Fluorescent Lights (17")

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Your Instructor


We’re Earl Einarson and Jan Halvarson, a husband & wife design team and co-founders of an internationally praised blog called Poppytalk. Join us for adventures in design and DIY—and find out how to make your cozy home even cozier. Watch our profile here!


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What currency are the courses in?
All courses are in US Dollars.
What if I have a question about the course?
Let us know at [email protected]!