|Styrofoam Window Cornice|
Another great treatment for any window is a cornice. This is an upholstered stiff board that covers the top portion of the window often placed over a blind or draperies. A cornice can stand alone as well for those of you who prefer minimalist window treatments.
2. Next, join sides to the front by butting the side end to the back of the cornice front panel. Place glue on three wood picks, and insert into 12" edge of side piece. Using thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun, join side to front. Repeat with second side. Let dry completely.
3. If using quilt batting, cut 36" x 12" piece of batting. Glue to front of cornice.
4. Cut fabric strip measuring 54" x 28". Press fabric, if needed. Center and pin fabric to cornice front; pins are temporary and help hold fabric in place during assembly. Carefully wrap fabric around cornice frame, neatly folding at the corners and wrapping fabric onto the back. After cornice is covered, glue fabric in place. If any of the cornice frame is uncovered, cover with fabric scrap. If using pins to help hold fabric in place on the reverse side, dip pins in glue first, for better hold. Let glue dry.
5. Attach angle brackets to wall to line up with the inside of each side panel of the cornice. Slide cornice around them and pin in place using "u" pins.
Matt and I had the opportunity to make one of these when we taped our first season of “around the house with Matt & Shari” and we believe this is a wonderful treatment for apartments because it is inexpensive and easy to make!