Garden edging (wire or plastic)
Utility knife (plastic edging) or wire snips (wire edging)
Nails or cup hooks
Wish you could do new window treatments but can’t really squeeze it into the budget right now? Just moved and you’re wondering what kind of window treatments will look best? Well, curtains and drapes are choices you’ll make according to the furnishings and color scheme that you want. But when it comes to the cornices, look no further than your farm and garden store. You won’t believe how spectacular your windows – and the room – will look when you hang garden edging. Yes, you read correctly. Garden edging makes an unusual cornice, sure, but a gorgeous one.
Window cornices can be made from various materials. An old cornice might be heavy wood with thick upholstery on it. A lightweight version might still have cloth but be made from Styrofoam. But typical cornices are especially costly and that might not make sense to someone on a tight budget. With garden edging you can create a window cornice for a few bucks.
There are many different types of garden edging, including bricks, blocks, and wooden posts. So, clearly, some types of garden edging aren’t appropriate for use as a window cornice. When you shop at a home and garden store, or even a dollar-theme store, you can find cheap garden edging that will make a lovely cornice. The edging can be a wire type, or even plastic. The plastic garden edging often has a convincing wrought iron look – as long as you don’t look too closely at it. But it’s lightweight, easy to hang, and looks intriguing over curtains or drapes.
Follow the simple instructions to assemble the edging for the window. Wire edging is especially easy to hang because you can quickly bend and shape the pliable wire to make corners. But the edging features extensions on the bottom wires, used for sticking the edging into the ground. You can leave them but you could also cut them off with wire snips. To hang the edging, take the wire edge that will be going against the wall, and bend it inward. Hang it on nails or cup hooks.
Wire edging is nice in a room with a rustic or a country look but the fake wrought iron type is nice for a more elegant place. It can be painted gold, pink, blue, or another color, and then hung with nails or cup hooks. Use a utility knife to cut the plastic fencing to fit the window.
Shop at a home and garden store for a nice variety of garden edging or go to a store where most everything is under 20 bucks, and get a real deal on the edging. No matter what kind you use, you’ll create stunning window treatments, and you’ll spend just a few bucks on each window.