Styrofoam Window Cornices?

I want to make window Cornices using Styrofoam. Could someone tell me how to do it?



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By Janean (Guest Post)
March 10, 20050 found this helpful

I have seen this done on HGTV, though I haven't done it myself. Actually, I had forgotten about it until I read this. I might try it too! Just simply get the foam the length you need and two more pieces for the sides. Glue the three pieces together. Then just simply wrap the material around in the pattern you prefer. This should be easily mounted. They also showed doing it with padding used for quilting. That was very pretty. Hope this helped.

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By Erica (Guest Post)
February 2, 20060 found this helpful

Hi There,

I'm not sure if you have already made your styrofoam cornice because it has been awhile since you posted this message but I thought I'd let you know. I tried to make styrofoam cornices myself a couple of months ago and could not get them to look as nice as the professional cornices I had seen before. I then found pre-molded cornices on the internet and bought one and I LOVE it! I'm actually planning on buying more because they were so easy to decorate with fabric!


I didn' have to use any batting and because of the way the styrofoam was molded it looked like a professional had made it. One of the nicest things about it too was that I got to decorate it with my own fabric but I didn't have to do any sewing because you just tuck the fabric in the special slots they have in the front and back. I found them on a website called ( I just thought this might help you if you are still looking for information on how to make them yourself.

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By Monica (Guest Post)
January 7, 20070 found this helpful

Are you sure thats the website? Nothing comes up for me. Im looking just what you mentioned. Hope you can help

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By Karen (Guest Post)
July 28, 20080 found this helpful

I have made styrofoam cornices using the large sheets of insulation styrofoam from Home Depot. You can use any of them as long as they are about 1" or more thick. I cut the front and sides to make the cornice shape and attach them with hot glue and pins. Glue a strip of green foam 2-3 inches shorter than the cornice all the way across the center of the styrofoam including the sides.


Over this attach a doubled piece of batting pinning this to the back top and bottom, allow 4-6 inches for wrapping around to the back. Finally stretch the fabric around the padded shape, starting in the middle top and bottom and working to the ends. Then I attach the covered cornice to the 1'x3' wood that will be suspended by L brackets from the wall. These can be embellished with braid or fringe, they are light and look beautiful!

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By Bernice (Guest Post)
February 11, 20090 found this helpful

I don't understand the part about the wood or the foam. Can you provide more details?

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June 6, 20090 found this helpful

QVC has two 40" cornices for 32.00 38.00 with shipping.
Ebay has them for 13.00 plus 15.00 shipping.


They are great, I did one in 15 minutes.
www.windowbonnets also has them, more costly.

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June 6, 20090 found this helpful Video showing how to make the cornices by windowbonnets. Video showing much easier and less expensive method.

See front of my first project in prior feedback. This is the back of the same project. Simple tuck sides in down center back of unit.

The difference between them is qvc's lay flat, whereas windowbonnets have sides. qvc's did the trick for me.


Also headboards are available at

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June 6, 20090 found this helpful

Here is a picture of the headboard, can be done in various fabrics.

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