How to Make Your Own Valances

My Sister Scarlett has done some updating in her house in the last few months and when we came across these
 Window Valances from All Things Thrifty 
we knew this would be perfect in her home.
We followed the window valances tutorial and loved how it
 turned out.
1. Measure your window and see how much MDF 
board you will need.
2. Scarlett went to Home Depot with her measurements and 
they cut her board for her.
The windows were to long for just one piece of board so she had them cut an extra piece to add length.
3. To add the length she got these brackets…
Then used “L” brackets to connect the sides.
On the second valance we did we used the small brackets and they were a little better because they were a little tighter then the bigger ones… but both brackets worked great.
4. Scarlett picked up some wallpaper from Home Depot and we used Wallpaper Boarder Adhesive that we got from Walmart to adhere the wallpaper to the board.
(it was not exactly this product but you get the idea)

5. On the corners and sides we just hot glued the edges down.

6. After we let it dry it was time for the Trim… My handy Hubby  helped with this part…I will be honest.. it was a struggle to figure out the Mitered corners.. we went through a FEW pieces of trim but 
( Well…this video SAVED us)
We got the corner to look good and with the TINY crack we filled it with caulking.. and It was PERFECT!
Those Mitered Corners are not easy as they look!

7. To finish it off we spray painted the whole thing Ivory by Krylon.

This Valance is Awesome!!! It makes a BIG IMPACT!

With the Burlap Curtains I made… it looks like a Million Bucks
for VERY little money.

What I love about how easy this tutorial is that you could even 
add batting to the wood with glue and cover it with 
fabric for a padded valance!

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    July 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I want to make valances for my house. You guys did an awesome job!

    Now my question is.
    How do you mount them to the wall?

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    The Talley Family
    July 15, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I’m so excited, this is exactly what I need for my living room! Thank you soooo much for posting this!

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    Trish Atkinson
    July 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this, it is beautiful! I am in the process of trying to make my own; however, I am having the darnedest time attaching the molding. How did you do that, glue, nail (gun?) or both??


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    Classy Clutter
    July 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Hey Trish, we used a nail gun to add the molding. When you get done with yours please email us a picture we would love to feature you. Good luck! With love, Savannah

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    July 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I love the ruffles. very cute.


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    July 18, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Wow! That looks amazing, you did an outstanding job 🙂


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    Amy Jo
    July 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Wow! I clicked over from All Things Thrifty to check out your valance, but I have a feeling I’m going to like your blog. I didn’t realize that you used wallpaper on the valance! I love it the texture that it adds and the crown molding is pretty awesome. And I also didn’t realize that you put it over a sliding glass door. That would look so great in my house over our sliding door too! Great job, and thanks for the inspiration!

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    Comeca Jones
    July 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm


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    August 30, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I am so doing this for my house. Savannah and Mallory I didn’t realize how incredibly talented you guys are. I need you guys to come to my house and help me decorate. Thanks for the tutorial, but how did you mount it on the wall?

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    Cat Ray
    November 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    These are awesome! I have been looking for new

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