I have been wanting to make some cornice boards for
me AG ever since I finished her room last April! And....almost a year later, I finally carved out some time and made a pair! They were easy, cheap, and quick to do.
I saw some on Pinterest that involved carpentry...uh, that would be a big fat NO for me.
The Styrofoam came from Lowe's and it's a little less that $10.00 a sheet. (If you ever need to move a flat screen TV, it's great for protecting the screen--I know first hand!)
DUCT TAPE!?! Yep! Trust me, the end result is pretty sturdy and you can't even tell they are made of styrofoam and duct tape.
I used a staple gun to attach the batting and fabric to the Styrofoam.
Also, I tried to line the edges of my boards with bias tape, but it was too tedious and temperamental. I opted to remove it and keep it simple.
I must add, the obsessive-side of me used the leftover fabric to cover the backs of the boards. Now they look finished from the outside looking in.
I read a few different ways to attach the cornice to the wall. I decided to use a small nail and tack the side of the board to the window frame...easy enough.