You need :
- A board of the width of your mattress or a little more. (Here we used a board of 65 inches by 20 inches for a queen size mattress)
- An old duvet
- Red fabric
- Black buttons (shank buttons)
- A solid thread
- Two little boards to make feet
- Four screws
- A drill
- A stapler
- A needle
Staple and verify that it is stretched out well, that there are no folds.
The staples mustn't be thicker than the board, otherwise they would poke through.
Do the same with the red fabric, so everything is hidden.
The needle is homemade too, it's an umbrella rib, sharpened so that it pricks.
It's easier with two people.
For that, measure the height from the floor to the top of your mattress, add to it 6 inches at least to be able to fix feet to the back of the headboard.
For the choice of boards, choose rather fine boards to get your headboard as close to the wall as possible.
Then attached them with screws (2 by boards at least).
Check on the screws, they mustn't be too thick, to not exceed of the board.