DIY, window treatments

DIY: No Sew Box Pleat Valance

  1. Can you come over to my home an help me with my valance? 😉 Yours looks fantastic!!

  2. love em! a woman after my own heart. never buy it, always make it 🙂

  3. Kate Collins says:

    Awesome! Great instructions as well. I hope I get around to trying this out.

  4. Good ole Heat and Bond. Is this going in the baby girls room?

    Mr, Goodwill Hunting

  5. Lynett says:

    Another fantastic idea! Love it!

  6. Love the tutorial but I need to ask…..what is mounting board? Is it wood? Foam core? I haven’t heard of it so I want to be sure I am buying the right materials.

    Thank you,

    • effortless says:

      It’s just a piece of wood from home depot that is then wrapped in fabric.

      The length depends on the window, but the width is 3″ and the the thickness is 1/2″.

      The measuring is the really annoying part. Once all of the pieces are cut and you are just using the iron hem tape and the stapler it’s pretty painless and a really pretty result.

  7. Great — just when I decided on making a pelmet for my daughter’s window…you go and show us this genius project! Think it would be a bear to tackle this with a patterned fabric?

    • effortless says:

      Jon actually thought it might be easier to do it with a pattern. It would be helpful for making your folds for your hem lines.

  8. Great job! love the orange and pink color combination!

  9. yancey says:

    Beautiful. I’ve been looking for a way to hide the tops of my mini blinds without resorting to curtains. Thanks for the info.

  10. Ashley says:

    Beautiful, Camila! Question: If I wanted to add curtain panels under the valence, would there be any reason not to use a simple curtain rod? Would it interfere with the DIY valance?

  11. This is ab-fab! I was imagining something just like this, only needed to see the photos to visualize how it would work. Oh, and to convince my boyfriend that it’s not a crazy idea. 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Julia Walsh says:

    $44!! That’s amazing. They look fantastic.

  13. Suz says:

    love it I too have been looking for a simple way to make a valence. could you just add an inch or two to the width so you would have space to add curtain rod for sheers to be hung

  14. Amanda says:

    Is there a specific reason why you go through the trouble of creating a mounting board? Wouldn’t it be easier to use a regular piece of wood or even a primed piece from Home Depot if I wanted it white? Not seeing the purpose in the step…am I missing something?

  15. Love this. I just posted the picture (and credited it to you) linked it to your tutorial. Might be trying this out this week. Thanks!

  16. Jen says:

    Thanks for this brilliant tutorial! Followed your instructions to make one for my foyer and it’s looks awesome!

  17. Paula Asinofsky says:

    Would there happen to be a video to follow? I am trying to follow the pictures and I don’t see when the brackets should be added to the board. It looks like the brackets are added before stapling.

    Any help is appreciated!

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