Kinkos and Dollar Tree stores are taking all of my money! Oh well, these projects are worth it.

This post will teach you how to create a unique headboard for those who want to add a little extra to their current one.


– Headboard(s)

– Glue- I used gorilla glue.

– Tiles- your choice of design and color. Remember you want them to be as long and wide as the headboard is. Measure carefully! I purchased a square for a decent price and style at Menards.

– Circular saw or hand saw- I rented a circular saw at a local tool shop. Menards has a variety of rentals as well.

– Sand paper- I used 1 sheet of 100 grit

– 2 FLAMELESS candles (Dollar stores have them)

– 2 candle holders- make sure they are the width of your bed posts

– If necessary, tile cutters


1. Clear area around the board you plan on sawing, or remove the headboard to safely saw. I would do the latter of the two.


2. Use the circular saw to remove the top half of the headboard. DO NOT USE THE SAW WITHOUT SUPERVISION IF YOU HAVE NOT USED ONE BEFORE/KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I will not be liable for any of your injuries while attempting this project 🙂 Make sure the top of the board is sawed flat.

3. Sand the top of the headboard until smooth.


4. ( If necessary, cut the tiles from the square) then lay the tiles on the headboard to make sure you have enough tiles & room on the headboard.


picture of tile square, sorry it’s so off center

5. Put a line of glue across the headboard

6. Place the tiles carefully across the headboard on the glue. Let the tiles dry on the headboard for at least an hour

8. Place a pin-sized amount (or more depending on the size of your posts) of gorilla glue at the ends of the headboard. Place the candle holders on the glue. Let the candle holders dry on the headboard for at least an hour.

9. Place the flameless candles in the candle holders.

10. Enjoy!


Have you done any projects like this before? Let me know! I would love to see what else is out there.

Thanks for reading,


Twitter –> @Inpower Coach


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