How To: Make Your Own Upholstered Cornices for Cheap!

created at: 09/28/2011

It’s no secret: custom window treatments are EXPENSIVE.  Excessively so, it seems.  That’s why I flipped my lid when I spotted this tutorial for making your own DIY cornices (those fancy box-like things at the top) for about $15 a piece.  Yes, fifteen dollars.  


created at: 09/28/2011

It’s almost unbelievable, but I’ve seen the tutorial and the photos and the cost break-down… and I can tell you this is for real!  Erin from Domestic Adventure created these cheerful yellow cornices for a new nursery (now finished – check out the big reveal right here).  We love the final outcome!

But, back to those cornices.  To make your own, you will need:

  • pine boards or plywood
  • L-brackets
  • batting
  • fabric

When you’re ready, check out Erin’s post for tips and tricks to making your own DIY cornices!