Monster Headboard Tutorial + Silhouette Giveaway

Decor · February 28, 2013

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

This next project is one that I’ve been wanting to make for the past year. I finally got my act together and decided to make it.

About a year and a half ago I found some super cute bedding for Gav’s bed… it’s monster theme. Gavin is my little monster so I thought the bedding was fitting and would be a perfect theme for a little boy’s room. Well, fast forward a few months and we found him a cute and affordable bed at Big Lots but it had no headboard, and that’s what I wanted to make. I knew I could whip up a cute and inexpensive headboard to match his bedding.

This project was seriously so stinkin’ easy to do, and cost me nothing because I had all the supplies on hand!! Even if you need to get the supplies, you can do it for about $15 – $20. Pretty cheap!


Here is how you can make this Monster Headboard Tutorial as well:


– Three 1 ft. x 2 ft. wood pieces (I get my wood at Home Depot or Lowe’s – it sells in 1 ft. x 4 ft. pieces for about $7 and we cut it in half)

– Spray Paint (two colors – one for underneath color, one for top color)

– Vinyl

– Silhouette

– Spray Polyurethane

– Sand Paper

– Xacto Knife


Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

1. Begin by spray painting your boards the color you want your monster to be. I did mine white. Do another layer if needed. Let dry completely.

2. I  designed my monster with the Silhouette. I bought the dingbat (DB Monsterlicious) from and used one of the monsters from it for my board. I was just sure to put in three parts so it could fit. Cut and peel your vinyl.

{And remember, your headboard doesn’t have to be a monster – it can be any fun image!!}

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

3. Add your vinyl to your boards in the three pieces. Make sure it is on well and then spray paint the top color. Do another coat if needed. Let dry completely.

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

4. Peel off the vinyl with an Xacto knife. Add a layer of Spray Polyurethane to seal the paint and give it a nice finish. Let dry completely.

5. Add teeth to the back of your boards to hang.

Hang and enjoy!!

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

I LOVE how it turned out. It seriously took me under two hours to make, and it adds the perfect touch to his bed and room.

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

Cute and Easy Monster Headboard. LOVE this! Tutorial on { }

Now, what’s even better than an easy, cute and cheap tutorial is being able to share with you guys an AWESOME promotion and GIVEAWAY from Silhouette.



Did you see all these great deals you can get starting today until March 8th?!

We’re talking about $70 off of the Silhouette Portrait and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and almost $80 off the Silhouette CAMEO, which is what I have and LOVE!!

If you want to take advantage of this awesome deal please go HERE and be sure to use CODE: LUNA at check out!!

Today, Silhouette is giving one lucky Lil’ Luna reader a Silhouette Portrait – SWEET!!!

SIlhouette Portrait Giveaway


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Giveaway ends next Thursday night at 11:59 PM. Winner will be emailed the following day and must claim their prize within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen.


And rememeber, to take advantage of those awesome deals go HERE, and use:


And, for more tutorials be sure to check out:

DIY Barn Door Headboard Tutorial on { } So cute and pretty easy!

DIY Barn Door Headboard

Beautiful Vintage Door Bench tutorial on { }. Such a great idea!

Vintage Door Bench

DIY Organizing Shelf perfect for the Pantry! Easy to make and hang on your wall!

DIY Pantry Organizer

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Amy K.

Super cute! When the title of the post popped up, I was totally picturing a really, really big headboard… I like the headboard with a monster on it better! =)


I love it! Your headboard makes me want to redo my kids rooms!

Dezi A

Way too cute! but in a boyish way of course. 🙂 Love it!!

Amanda Joy

This turned out completely awesome and perfect for a little boy!

Gina S.

That is so cute

Natalie Valentine

I can’t seem to get the link to work to use the discount code for a Silhouette.


So cute!

Cindy Brickley

I just love the headboard! Thank you for the giveaway, I have so been wanting a Silhoutte for a long time.


Wow! That IS SWEET! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Pick me! I really want one! 🙂
PS–Thank you for changing whatever it was that made your e-mails load so slowly! Today was the first time that it loaded right up! Thanks!


i LOVE this!! I’ve been trying to think if a cute bed idea for our youngest, This will be perfect with a car instead of a monster 🙂



Linda KaY Murphy

I just love this site for all of the wonderful ideas and fun stuff, and tutorials…..Thank You!


where did you get the bedding…

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