Hello there! It’s Carmel from Our Fifth House, and I’m back today with another ridiculously easy diy project.
It’s true, all you really need to complete this simple window valance is a hot glue gun……and just a few other things like a tape measure and fabric scissors. The fabric trim is optional, but it hides the unfinished edges so I say definitely use some. It adds interest and you can use any trim you like, even grosgrain ribbon would work perfectly!
Start by measuring the inside top of your window. Mine was exactly 23 inches. Then figure out how long you want your valance to hang and cut your fabric. I doubled the length on mine, so that I could fold the fabric over – doubling it to give it some weight so that it would hang better.
Then you’ll want to iron out any wrinkles and use a hot glue gun to attach the trim around the edges. The trim will hide your unfinished fabric edges making it completely unnecessary to hem them – yes, this is basically a lazy do-it-yourselfer’s dream project. 😉
Now that your valance is done, you’ll need to attach it to a piece of trim moulding in order to hang it up in the window. Hot glue the trim to the top back side of your valance.
Then grab a couple of screws. How many you’ll need will depend on the size of your window.
Then holding the moulding in your hand, fold up so that it fits flush inside the window and screw it to the inside top of the frame.
That’s it! This is one of the easiest ways to dress a window.
I’m currently working on finishing up a few details in my kids bathroom and this valance was the perfect way to add a bit more interest to the space. I plan to use some frosted window paper for privacy, so I only needed the window treatment for looks not function.
My hot glue gun is my bff. It is by far the most used, most well loved craft/diy tool I own!
I found this magnetic memo board with hooks in the trash 3 years ago and made it over in black and red to go with our then color scheme. I have shared before that I changed the entire first floor color scheme last year. Before I had a light aqua on the walls with lots of black furniture and red for a pop color. I have loved that pallet for 7 years and it was time for a change. I was wanting to switch everything to light and airy. So I painted the walls a pale gray and kept a lot of the aqua color (I can’t get that color out of my system!) and then brought in pops of yellow.