How DIY Cornice Kits Work

1. Assemble!!!

Applying glue to the cornice kit

Assemble the pieces of the cornice kit using a low temperature glue gun and dual temperature sticks.  With the option of having us cut your cornice kit to size, your kit is ready to assemble when it arrives.  Simply apply a liberal amount of glue and align the front of the cornice kit.  Hold the pieces for 30 to 45 seconds while the glue cools and dries!

2. Decorate!!!

tucking the material into the tuck groove

Decorate the assembled cornice kit using the fabric of your choice.  Simply pick any fabric from any fabric store to create the custom look that matches your decor!  The material is simply tucked in the tuck grooves with the supplied tuck tool.  Since the fabric is tucked in, you can change the fabric as often as you change your decor!


sliding the bracket into the groove without an end cap so you can see where the bracket is inserted

Hang the decorated cornice kit at the desired height with our one of a kind bracket system. There is no need to find the stud since the cornice is so lightweight.  Each kit comes with enough brackets and hardware to be spaced every 24" to 32".  Simply slide the bracket into the back tuck grooves for hassle free installation!

How To order

48" starter kit.

Start with a 48" Starter Kit

Measure your window and add desired clearance on the left and right of the window.

Start with a 48" starter kit based on the style you like.  This kit includes 2 end caps, 3 - 16" pieces, 2 brackets, tuck tool, mounting hardware, and instruction sheet.

2 piece extension

Add 16" or 32" Extension Kits To Reach Your Desired Window Width

If your window is wider that 48" you will need to add enough 16" or 32" extension kits for your desired width.  Each 32" kit comes with a bracket and hardware.  The 16" kit does not come with brackets or hardware.

assembled cornice kit


Verify you have ordered enough kits and pieces for all of your windows. 

EX.  An 80" window would need...

1 ea 48" Starter Kit and 1 ea 32" Extension kit

Call 623-349-0374 with any questions

Frequently asked questions

Parts of a DIY Cornice Kit

Terms / Parts of the DIY Cornice Kit

end cap - the pieces on the left and right side that are against the wall also known as returns

drop height - height of the cornice measured from top to bottom

width - the measurement from left to right or right to left of the cornice as it hangs - does not include the end caps

bracket - metal part that holds cornice to wall

hardware - screws and anchors that hold bracket to wall

tuck tool - tool used to tuck fabric into tuck grooves

What happened to the Brandenburg and Tudor style cornice kit?

They have been discontinued, however we still have some in our warehouse.  Call for pricing information.

How can I order brackets and end caps?

Call us at 623-349-0374 to order brackets and end caps.

Current Deals

Current specials are located at the top of the page in the banner.  Enter the coupon code when you check out.

Applying glue to cornice kit by using a low temp glue gun.

How do I determine how much fabric I need?

To determine the required fabric simply add 27" to the width of the window.  

example...  40" window... 40" plus 27" equals 67" of fabric

if you added more clearance per side than the 1" or 2" then you will need to add more to 

accommodate this measurement.

Should I use batting?

Batting is not recommended as it makes the cornice lose the sharp and crisp corners and edges.  It also adds weight requiring more brackets.  Batting makes the whole process complicated.

How is my order shipped to me?

Your order is shipped in the correct number of 16" pieces for the face of the cornice to reach your window width, end caps to match the bracket size, and all hardware required to mount the cornice to the wall.  

How are the cornice pieces held together?

The cornice pieces are held together using a low temperature glue gun and dual temperature glue sticks.

How far apart are the brackets spaced?

The brackets on the 15" and 16" drop height kits are spaced every 24" and for the 12" and smaller drop height kits they are spaced every 32".  There should always be a bracket on both ends within 4" of the end caps.


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