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Valances and Cornice Boards

See links to do-it-yourself projects for making valances and cornice boards for your home, and find easy window treatments and step-by-step instructions and photos.

Give Your Drapes Some Dash By Building a Padded Cornice
Learn how to build a padded cornice box to decorate the to of your window.

Give Your Curtains Some Class by Making a Window Valance
You can make a valance for your windows even if you don’t sew. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a window valance, with or without sewing.

Ways to Use Expensive Fabric on a Budget
So you’ve found a fabric you absolutely love… but it is just too expensive to use everywhere in your room. What to do? Buy less of it and use every inch wisely. Here’s how.

Get the Valance Just Right
You don't want a valance that's too narrow or too deep. Our Quick Tip will tell you how to determine just the right proportions for a window valance.

Installations Made Easy
Installing draperies is not a particularly difficult task. But sometimes, it becomes cumbersome and awkward. Read about a new tool that makes the job much easier.

Cornice Board Kit from Plaid Online
Create your own light weight window crown with this kit. Contains all parts including ready-to-mount brackets to fit windows up to 41" wide, or use two kits for windows up to 85" wide.

Cornice Board
Describes a lightweight fabric-covered cornice board kit, and tips for hanging cornice boards.

Everyday Decorator Projects
Instructions for making a simple window valance out of permanent ivy garland and berry picks.

How to Make an Upholstered Cornice Board
Instructions and photos to make an upholstered cornice from plywood.

KatieDid Designs
A selection of drapery and valance styles with prices for labor. You supply your own decorator fabric or Katie will look for something per your instructions. Get a custom look for a reasonable price!

Styrofoam Cornice Boards
Photo and instructions for making a lightweight cornice board out of styrofoam.

Valances from CountryPorch.com
See several pages of country valances made in plaid and gingham fabrics.

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