How to Create a Stenciled Monogram Valance
Dress up your windows by adding a custom monogrammed valance made from a precut pine plank, ready-made drapery panel, art supplies and paint.
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- precut planks of 1x10-inch pine
- drapery panel or fabric by the yard
- measuring tape
- clear acetate alternative
- cutting mat
- scratch paper
- retractable utility knife
- spray paint in a flat finish or fabric paint
- stencil brush
- 2-inch wood screws
- roll of batting
- staple gun
- fabric steamer
Use measuring tape to determine proper measurements above window for installing valance. Jot measurements down on notepad using pencil. Tip: An excellent valance height for windows in rooms with 8 to 10-foot ceilings is 10 inches with a depth of 6 inches.
Create Valance Box
Referring to measurements taken with pencil and notepad, have 1-by-10-inch pine plank cut to size at local home improvement store. Using drill and 2-inch wood screws, assemble precut planks of pine into a three-sided box.
Unfurl batting out along flat, level surface. Next, place valance box along the top, then cut to size using scissors.
Sal Matteo creates his vibrantly colored sculpture with paper shapes and swirls.