DIY Window Cornice in under an Hour

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I made a beautiful window cornice for our laundry room window today in under an hour. The project was very easy to and I made it completely with left over materials we had in the house. We have needed privacy in the laundry room for a while and I decided a cornice would be perfect because it would look clean and nice and hide a cheap mini-blind beautifully. It would add some more color to the laundry room and would give us some much needed privacy. You never know when you have to iron something in a hurry :).

Supplies You’ll Need:

• Wood to fit window – I used extra scrap wood we had in the garage for the base. I chose some cedar 1×6 that we had leftover from our fence because they have rounded corners and are beefy so I wouldn’t need too much batting and they are 6 inches wide which is what I wanted my cornice to be.
• Fabric and Quilt Batting – I used scrap fabric and batting I had in my fabric bin to cover the cedar
• 2 L Brackets
• Other supplies you may already have:
a saw, a tape measure, screws, screw driver, scissors, staple gun and staples

With the exception of fabric and batting you can find all of these items at any hardware store.  You can even cut the wood there if you don’t have a saw at home.

To make:

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
1) measure window width

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
2) pick out fabric.. This is the fun part:)

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
3) cut 3 pieces of wood
• one the width of the window including trim
• 2 side pieces I made mine 2 1/2 inches long each

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
4) use 2 screws to attach the side boards to the outside of the long board

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
5) cut the batting to fit around cornice. I used quilting batting because I like how thin it is but you could use any cotton batting from a fabric store.

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
7) iron fabric to make sure there are no creases

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net

DIY Projects - How to make a window cornice - lehmanlane.net
8) lay fabric out just the way you like it and fold over fabric and batting and staple in place. Make sure the fabric is smooth and there are no ripples showing:).

9) hang cornice with L brackets and screws…you can simply nail this into the window molding

See easy peasy!!!!!  Stand back and think about how crafty you are 😉

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