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So... I haven't posted in a while. Well, more like 5 months. But, I was busy. I am finally going to attempt to make some sort of bedroom or something and I'm starting with a bed! 

Materials:
Cardboard (Pasta boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
Dowel
Paint
Sponge
Fabric
Picture
Sorry, this was a "make-it-up-as-I-go" kind of project so I don't have all the materials in the picture


Instructions:


Step 1: Cut a rectangle shape out of your cardboard. This is going to be the size of your bed. Mine was 5.5 cm by 7.5 cm.
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Step 2: Cut a sponge the same size
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Step 3:
Grab your fabric and wrap it around the sponge and cardboard. For extra support I sandwiched the sponge between two layers of cardboard. You may need a few layers of fabric.
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This is about how thick I finished up with at the end:
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Step 4: Onto the head and foot boards. We'll start with head boards. I traced out 3 identical shapes. This is to get a good thickness.
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Step 5:
Glue 'em together. 
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Step 6: Same thing for foot boards — here's a size comparison between the length of foot board and head board.
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Step 7: Replicate and glue together
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Here is the glued together foot and head boards
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Step 8: Cut out dowels the same length as the mattress
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Step 9: Glue the dowels to the head and foot boards. I would suggest that you painted the head and foot boards before you glue the dowels to them
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Step 10: Glue short dowels to the sides of the head and board and foot board if you want. You can see this in the above picture.

Paint paint paint paint. Paint the entire thing whatever color you want and decorate it however you want and make it look beautifully  uniquely  you! 
I will have a tutorial for how to make a pillow later this week :)
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Comments

RKL♥
03/05/2016 9:23pm

So cute!

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Erin A
03/08/2016 7:59pm

Thank you!

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Leilanie
09/12/2016 8:56am

Hey Erin, just wanted to comment :D BTW U have such a creative mind ~ Leilanie S.

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Erin
09/12/2016 9:17am

Thank you so much :D

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Paula Masland
07/10/2017 12:18pm

Your tutorial is very easy to follow. And the template is so easy. Making me unafraid to give it a try. Thank you!

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