Depending on the width and length of the Stikwood you choose, you'll measure the individual pieces to be the same width as the Malm headboard (66 1/8 ") for each row and mark with a pen on the back of the piece of wood.
In this instance, I left two pieces of Stikwood the original length for every row and cut one smaller piece (4 1/4 ").
Then I alternated the placement of the small piece so vary every row would be different, and peeled the backing off and pressed them firmly on the face of the headboard.
Because the Stikwood is made from real reclaimed wood, not all of the pieces fit quite the same. The best way to make sure everything lines up correctly is to test each row before peeling the adhesive backing off of the wood and placing it.
You can always lightly sand rough parts of the wood to make sure pillows won't snag the surface if need be.
The sharpie comes in handy if you'd like to have a more dimensional look by not making every single piece fit flush against each other.
You can use the sharpie to color in a little line (as seen in the large tutorial photo) and then leave a small gap in between the two pieces.
Once the entire headboard is covered, spray the polyurethane over the entire surface and let dry. This will keep the color of the wood from rubbing off onto pillows, and then you're all set!