DIY Cardboard Window Valance

Ken Wingard is making a window valance using poster board, glue and fabric and the best part of this DIY is it will only cost you $5.


  • Poster Board
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric
  • Spray Glue

DIY Cardboard Window Valance - Home & Family


1. Measure width of window

2. Decide how tall you want the valance to be (make sure it’s tall enough to cover window

3. For the width measure how far the drape extends out and go beyond that by about 2”

4. Cut poster board into one 48” x 10” piece and two 8” x 10” pieces

5. Use hot glue to build, adding stability with triangle corners

6. The fabric should be a few inches longer than the board on all sides

(1/3rd yard of fabric should be plenty)

7. Spray glue the fabric onto the board

8. Hot glue around the edges and fold over

9. Hang valance onto the window

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