Wrap Your Window in Leather! DIY


Nothing like a little leather and nail head to update a classic like a valance box!  Some call this a cornice board, but what ever you call it, THIS IS SNAZZY!  It is crazy simple and a sleek addition to any living space.  Below you will find the easy steps to follow to make your own.

List of materials to build your window treatment-

  • (Front) 1 pine board 12″ wide, 1″ thick,  the length will be 4″ longer than your window
  • (Top) 1 pine board 6″ wide, 1″ thick,  the length will be 4″ longer than your window
  • (Ends) 2 Pine board 11″ wide, 1″ thick, 6″ long
  • Quilt badding
  • Leather or Faux Leather in the yardage necessary to cover the length of your board.  (my board was 9ft.  I used 4 yards of faux leather)
  • Nail Head or Nail Head Trimming in desired color
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Staples and Staples gun
  • Paint pen (optional)
Pine Boards
Valance Box Frame

Nail the top to the front.  Then nail the sides to either end.

Pine Board Frame Valance Box

Finished frame for the valance box

Cover the frame with the quilt batting.  Use the spray adhesive to hold the batting in place.

Repeat the same process with the leather

Trim the excess leather from the frame.  Staple the leather to the frame.

COOL TIP!!!-The last thing you want to do is catch a glimpse of a silver staple inside your box after you have installed this beautiful valance.  To avoid this, use a paint pen to color your staples and they quickly disappear!

To add your nail head

Mark a 2″ border around the edges of your board.  Use a small hammer to attach the nail head trim.  Apply a few inches at a time to ensure the trim stays level.

Can you believe it?  You just made a fantastic window treatment!!!

Box Valance Final

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We found this fantastic faux leather at JoAnne Fabrics!  (This is NOT a sponsored post)

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