DIY Pelmet Box Tutorial

It’s Friday!
Who’s ready for the Weekend?
I sure am!
Earlier this week , I showed off the latest space in my home
 
My Favorite thing about this space is the Window.
And Today I am going to show you how I built the Pelmet Box!
 
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I was surprised how easy this was, and how cheap it was!
Overall I spent under $10 for the whole thing!
And I really had a lot of fun with it.
 
To start, I bought a piece of foam core poster board from Walmart
{they are about $1.50 a piece} and One board was perfect for my size window.
*When making your own, please take into account the size of your own window!
For Mine, one board was not the right length,
So I cut it in half horizontally with an Exacto Knife, to get the length I needed.
Then duct taped the two pieces together long ways.
Next, using a bowl from my kitchen, I traced my scallop shape
onto the edge of the board all the way across.
 
Then I cut it out using my Exacto knife.
Once I had it all cut out. Here is what it looked like:
Notice the Duct tape down the middle?  
don’t worry about that, it won’t even show once it is upholstered.
However, this piece was a little too long for my window
So I cut off one scallop piece from each end to build my sides.
Again I just duct taped them on.
Now that my “box” was built. 
I upholstered it by laying a thin sheet of batting across it and about 
a yard of fabric.
{OF COURSE! It is Polka Dot!}
To secure it, I used my trusty staple gun and and stapled the batting and fabric right
into the board.
Make sure you pull your fabric/batting tightly as you go.
Once you get to the scalloped edge, I did have to trim away some of the excess fabric,
to make sure I got a nice clean line.
 
To finish it off, I used black piping and hot glued it all the way around the edges.
{it really made the scalloped edge pop!}
 
Once it was all assembled I took a Curtain Rod, and Hot glued it right into the back of my box
{this particular curtain I bought at Lowes for $1.79!}
Here is what my box looks like from the back side once it was complete!
Lastly,
I simply hung it over my window using the hardware that came with the curtain rod.
 
If you ask me, it TOTALLY makes this space!
Here is where I am linking up this week!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

  1. Super cute, Kristy! I think I might need to make one of these for my office/craft room now. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks great in your space! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is so cute! I love it!

  4. What a great idea! I’m bookmarking this to use it someday!

  5. SQUEAL! I’m so glad you provided a tutorial for this! It’s exactly what i need for my bay window. Thank you thank you!! :)

  6. I think I might need to make 2 of these for my master bathroom!

  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Sep. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

  8. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

  9. LOVE IT!!! I am SOOOO doing this!!!!

  10. This is genius! I love it! So easy and budget friendly too.

  11. This is brilliant! I might just tackle this tomorrow! You rock!!!

    <3 Risa
    http://www.restlessrisa.blogspot.com

  12. Wow! This is a really great idea for all those windows in hard to dress areas. Very cool idea. Thank you for sharing!

  13. valarie says:

    GENIUS!!

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