Who says a headboard has to be a board? These alternatives to traditional headboards are totally do-able by just about anyone.
This vanity-mirror turned headboard really blew my socks off. A GREAT reuse of a furniture has-been.
The picture below might look like an iron headboard, but it's really paint. Particularly sweet for a little girl's room, no?
This one just might be my favorite: squares with a polycarbonate sheet covering them and twinkle lights behind. I am a sucker for twinkle lights!
To read about how all these headboards (and others) came together, follow this link to diyideas.com.