I have always loved the look of a window treatment with a cornice board. Thanks to tutorials on Pinterest I was able to create one for under $30.00 and it only took about two hours. ( I was babysitting my 2 month old grand-daughter at the same time ) Yes, I multi task well and a very content baby helps.
1/2 inch foam core board (2)
Quilt batting ( you will need more than 36X45 )
Fabric (1 1/2 yards)
Nail trim (Ebay buyer see below)
I measured my window and cut the front and sides from the foam board. You could use an exacto knife, I had my quilting rolling cutter thing to use. Doesn't matter if your edge is ragged, you end up covering with batting.
I hot glued the sides on and hubby nailed the sides while I held it tight. That was the only time I needed a second set of helping hands.
See the blue tape. That is where I had to seam my front board piece to make it long enough for the window. I hot glued some very flat lightweight boards to the other side to add stability. (think paint stir stick)
I then just cut fabric and batting slightly large than my board and stapled gunned to the back.
How to install? I would not be attaching mine to the wall. I already had a very sturdy curtain rod from a previous window treatment
that I couldn't get down. So guess what? It would be my frame for the cornice.
I hot glued ribbon loops to the back of the foam board and....
looped them over these! The foam board is super light weight and I just adjusted the clips to match where the ribbon loops were located and done. Five minute installation.
Before, with old metal curtain rod.
After - cornice board glam!
Room way before... during the three room switcheroo.
Guest bedroom ~ ready, done, love....