Easy Cornice Tutorial Using Foam Board

By The Style Sisters - Sunday, November 30, 2014

Easy cornice tutorial using foam board

Materials:


- Foam insulation board from your local hardware store 3/4" thick to 1" thick

- duct tape (we used silver to match the back of the foam insulation)

- a curtain rod

- hot glue

- straight pins

- fabric

- quilting batting

Directions:

Measure your window with a 3-4 inch overhang on each side. Then determine the height from top of cornice to bottom as you desire. The cornices in the kids rooms were about 2 feet in height and the cornice in the basement room reveal was only 1 foot in height. If you have a blind in the window you probably want to make it a little larger to cover the hardware. Also, the higher you hang the cornice the larger the room feels.

I have moved the complete tutorial over to my new blog here 

https://karinskottage.com/2014/11/easy-cornice-tutorial-using-foam-board.html


I apologize for any inconvenience.

Foam board cornice tutorial
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Easy cornice tutorial using foam board


Batting for foam board cornice



Duct tape making foam board cornice
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Foam board cornice tutorial

Easy cornice tutorial using foam board


Basement window treatment

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8 Comments

  1. I love how you made this. It turned out great!
    ~Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House

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    1. Thank you Bonnie for stopping by and saying Hi! We had fun pulling this together!
      Karin

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  2. How did you hang the board if its made of Foam?

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    1. It has the curtain rod attached to the foam board... so you attach the brackets that come with the curtain rod to wall and hand the rod on the brackets.. just like you would if the foam board was not attached to the rod. The foam board is very light weight so it hangs nice.

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  3. This method is fantastic because I can use the existing brackets and rod and just glue the rod to the cornice! Another idea I have is to glue the rod to the cornice at the center of the cornice to raise the height of the cornice. Can't wait to try it out!! Thank you so much!

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  4. As beautiful as it looks in the room I think it's best to cover the whole thing in the fabric so someone looking in an open window can see the pretty fabric on the back. Otherwise it's ugly on the back with silver tape and styrofoam board words.

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  5. This is ingenious, I've just moved in a new home and want a look thats customized on real budget. Im going to use my cardboard moving boxes..will post

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