DIY, window treatments

DIY: No Sew Box Pleat Valance

  1. Danielle.freshquince

    February 15th, 2011 at 9:13 am

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

  2. kristen f davis

    February 15th, 2011 at 9:59 am

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

  3. Kate Collins

    February 15th, 2011 at 10:21 am

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

  4. Mr. Goodwill Hunting

    February 15th, 2011 at 10:28 am

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

    Mr, Goodwill Hunting

  5. Lynett

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Another fantastic idea! Love it!

  6. CourtneyOutLoud

    February 15th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    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,

  7. effortless

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    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.

  8. cassie {hi sugarplum!}

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    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?

  9. effortless

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    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.

  10. Katie@ NoodleandBoof

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Great job! love the orange and pink color combination!

  11. yancey

    February 15th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

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

  12. Ashley

    February 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    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?

  13. Jane @ The Borrowed Abode

    February 16th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    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!

  14. Julia Walsh

    February 21st, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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

  15. Suz

    February 27th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    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

  16. Amanda

    January 24th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    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?

  17. Heather@craftcookorcardio

    April 1st, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    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!

  18. Jen

    March 24th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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

  19. effortless

    March 24th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Yay! Send me pictures!

  20. Paula Asinofsky

    September 3rd, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    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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