Stationary Toppers and Fabric-Covered Cornices

Create the illusion of added height with this window treatment project.

Want a bigger window on the world? You can make it look that way with cornices. And for extra elegance, add stationary toppers.

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Materials and Tools:

tension rods
fabric
lining
measuring tape
tassels
fusible interfacing
iron
hot-glue gun and glue
decorative trim
1x6-inch board
miter saw
staple gun
¼-inch luan plywood
drill
circular saw
hammer
nails
quilt batting
L-brackets
sewing machine
sewing needle
thread

Steps:

1. To make the stationary toppers, iron fusible interfacing to the back side of the decorative fabric. Cut the topper to the exact size needed plus an additional 3 inches to fold over at the top for the rod pocket. Use a straight stitch to secure the pocket in place.

2. Use hot glue and decorative trim to finish the edges, and then hand-stitch a tassel to the center point. Hang each topper in place using a tension rod.

3. To make a fabric-covered cornice, use a miter saw to cut three pieces of 1x6 to the necessary dimensions to build a three-sided frame. Cut the front face out of luan plywood with a circular saw. Attach the frame pieces with nails after drilling pilot holes.

4. Cover the frame with quilt batting to add some cushion, and staple it to the inside. Staple the decorative fabric over the batting, being sure to pull it taut first.

5. Staple the lining on the inside to cover the rough edges. Secure L-brackets to the wall and attach the cornice.

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