DIY Photo Stocking Hooks (with Walmart Photo!)

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks | A Fun and Creative Way to Hang your Christmas Stockings!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks | A Fun and Creative Way to Hang your Christmas Stockings!

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, it’s time to shift Christmas crafting and preparations into high gear! I’ve been a busy elf behind the scenes in recent weeks, and I am excited to start sharing aspects of our holiday home with you all! For the first time ever, we actually have a fireplace with a mantle to decorate for the holidays! It’s also been years since I’ve decorated with red for Christmas, but it just feels so right in our neutral and navy family room in this new house. The foundation and super star of my mantle display this year are these awesome DIY Photo Stocking Hooks I made in partnership with Walmart Photo. With this project, you can easily keep track of whose stocking is whose while showing off your beautiful family for all to see!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks

To make the hooks, I combined some basic supplies from the craft and hardware stores with 5×7 Mounted Photos from Walmart Photo. The vibrant photos on the stand-alone boxed “frame” make these an eye-catching and simple DIY to put together!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks


For this project, you will need:

  • Mounted Photos of each of your family members from Walmart Photo in your size choice (Mounted Photos come in 5×7, 8×10 and 8×20, and are available in most stores for free Same Day pick-up.  You can order in-store or order online and get started on this today!)
  • 1 decorative wooden plaque in a shape and size that works with your photo (can be found in any craft store)
  • 1x2s trimmed to the same width as your Mounted Photo (I used 5×7 photos, so my 1x2s are cut to 5″)
  • Acrylic craft paint in the color of your choice
  • Holiday fabric in the color/pattern of your choice (optional)
  • Heat-n-Bond (only if you are using fabric on the plaque)
  • Decorative knob or hook
  • 2″ wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Double-stick tape (optional)
  • Tools: Scissors, paint brush, drill/drill bits, electric screwdriver, iron, saw (circular, miter, or table)

Start by trimming off the bottom edge of the wooden plaque to create a flat surface to stand on. Be sure to use your Mounted Photo on top of the plaque as a reference to determine how much to cut off. Also trim down two lengths of 1×2 to match the width of your Mounted Photo. Seen below are 1x2s trimmed to 5″ each.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Wood pieces

To give the stocking hooks a bit more pizzazz, I recommend adding a fabric panel to the front of the plaques. To create a fabric panel, flip the plaque over onto heavy cardstock and trace the edge with a pencil. Cut out the template with scissors.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Make Template

There are several ways you can add the fabric to the plaque, but I find securing it with an iron-on fusible web works the best. Iron Heat-n-Bond to the back of your fabric, with the paper side facing out. Then trace your template onto the paper-backed fabric and cut one for each plaque you’re making. Not only does using Heat-n-Bond allow you to easily secure the fabric to your wooden plaque, but the paper also makes for easier tracing and cutting!

Photo Stocking Hooks | Cut Fabric

Since the fabric panel will only cover the front surface of the plaques, use some matching acrylic paint to color the edges. While you’re at it, paint all the sides of the 1×2 lengths of wood as well. I am always surprised at how well acrylic paint covers and how quickly it dries. You can certainly use other paint here (latex or spray), but acrylic will make this entire DIY come together more quickly!

Photo Stocking Hooks | Paint Wood

With the paint dry, remove the paper backing from the fabric panels and line up the fabric (bonded side down) onto the wooden plaque. Use a hot iron to secure the fabric to the plaque. Ensure it is fully secured and cool before moving on! (NOTE: if you have any excess fabric hanging off the edge of the plaque, it can easily be removed with a sharp utility knife!)

Photo Stocking Hooks | Adhere Fabric

Photo Stocking Hooks | Iron on Fabric

To make the hook ledges nice and secure, I recommend screwing the horizontal 1×2 and then gluing the vertical 1×2 on top. Start by pre-drilling into the sides of one of the 1x2s, using a paddle bit to create room to countersink the screws.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Pre-Drill Wood

Using long wood screws, carefully attach the 1×2 to the bottom of the wooden plaque, ensuring the base edges line up.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Secure Wood Ledge

Before gluing on the other 1×2, first add your decorative knob or hook to the front center of it. Again, countersink your screws so everything will sit nice and flush.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Add Decorative Knobs

With the knob/hook in place, attach the final 1×2 to the front of the first 1×2 using strong wood glue and a clamp. Make sure all your edges are lined up before allowing it to dry for the recommended time.

Photo Stocking Hooks | Glue Wood Ledge

The final step is to add on your photos or place the hooks on your mantle! The photos can stand on their own, but I added some double-stick tape along the bottom/back to keep them in place. I love that I can easily swap out the photos each year with our most current photos just by getting new Mounted Photos printed at Walmart each season!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks

Place the Photo Stocking Hooks onto your mantle, hook on your stockings, and wait for St. Nicholaus to come!

Black, White, Red & Gold Christmas Mantel

While we’re here, I thought I would give you a quick tour of our holiday mantle this year!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks

The other big star of the show is this darling wreath I made from paper straws. It’s easily one of my favorite holiday crafts this year, and I have the tutorial coming for you soon!

Paper Straw Christmas Wreath

The Mounted Photos from Walmart Photo are what make this project personalized and just so simple to make! Each 5×7 Mounted Photo costs $9.96, but is currently running a 25% Rollback on all Wall Art through 1/5/2015! With 3,500 Walmart Photo locations nationwide (or order online at!), you can get these and many other gifts for free Same Day pick-up in store – perfect for last-minute gifts! Visit HERE to get more details, order these and see so much more!

Black, White, Red & Gold Christmas Mantel

I hope you like these Photo Stocking Hooks and will give them a try to add some fun and personalization to your holiday displays. These are such a great deal, I can’t wait to come up with more great ways to use them!

DIY Photo Stocking Hooks

Be sure to visit Walmart Photo’s brand page on where you can read other bloggers’ posts.

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday! See you back here next week with a fresh week of new content!


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THIHM Around the Web #13

Happy Wednesday and early Happy Thanksgiving friends! I have to apologize for my lack of posting this week…I made some significant change over the weekend and we had trouble getting everything re-routed just right. All the kinks are now worked out,and I can’t wait any long to get back up and running!

THIHM Around the Web Volume 13

I thought many of you might be traveling and/or sitting around relaxing over the next couple days and might be looking for something to read, so I am bumping my monthly post/project re-cap up to today! As a reminder and for those of you who are new, these posts/projects/articles will never appear here on THIHM. I appreciate you supporting my work featured here as well as these other great sites around the web! (Just click on each photo to go right to the post!)

THIHM for ForRent

Over on the blog, I’m sharing a few renter-friendly living tips as well as starting to get into some fun holiday content!

Strategies for Making the Most of Your Rental Closet

3 Holiday Dorm Door Ideas

THIHM for My Daily Bubble

Over on My Daily Bubble, I am sharing this adorable paper turkey napkin project. These are SO fun and simple to make. If you hustle, you still have time to make these for tomorrow!

Paper Turkey Napkins for Your Thanksgiving Table

THIHM for The Good Stuff

A lot of my content over on The Good Stuff is focused around preparing for Thanksgiving, but I also have some great organization ideas and Black Friday Shopping tips!

21 Fun and Clever Tips to Organize Your Entryway20 DIY Thanksgiving & Christmas Wreath Ideas16 Thankful Crafts10 Easy Entertaining Tips to Be the Hostess with the Mostess5 Ways to Save with Black Friday Craft SalesHow to Hose Thanksgiving in a Small Space

Last but not least, the lovely Erin from House of Turquoise blog just featured our NC home on her awesome site. If you’re new here or want to get a great daily dose of turquoise, be sure to check out the feature here!


North Carolina Home Tour on House of Turquoise

Again, thank you all for all your patience this week as I sort through a huge headache of technical issues. I am hoping to be here Friday but will surely be here Monday ready to kick off lots of great holiday content!

See you soon and Happy Thanksgiving!

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DIY Jewelry Organizer

Happy Friday, friends! Whoop – another week has come to an end! I’ve been a busy bee on this side of the screen, knocking out a bunch of things before the big Thanksgiving week next week. I always said I’d never work on Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving; but alas, I’ve been knee deep in some fun holiday projects lately, and I can’t wait to start revealing them after Thanksgiving! Today, I’m super excited to be popping in to reveal my latest organization project…one that I hinted at last week and squeezed in before holiday stuff started taking over my home. I am super excited about this DIY Jewelry Organizer, and I think you guys will love it too!

DIY Jewelry Organizers

DIY Jewelry Organizers

Before I dive into the tutorial, a little back story and confession time! In my roundup of 12 awesome DIY board projects last week, I listed this jewelry board as one of my favorites. And truth be told, I really love the concept of using knobs and hardware for jewelry storage, and didn’t have any issues with it. But if you take a peek at the board below (as it hung in my closet until last week), four of the knobs were missing. Those knobs were actually from the big black desk that used to be in our NC office. When I swapped the original desk knobs for pretty gold ones, the chrome knobs were used on this board to hold bracelets and more necklaces. Well…when we sold that desk upon moving here to Kansas, I put all the original hardware back on the desk…leaving my jewelry organizer without some necessary storage spots!

Jewelry Board Before

Originally, my plan was to just update my original board with new hardware and fabric. However, you folks know me well enough by now to know that I always like to re-assess my storage situation (as well as our current home needs) and adjust as necessary. If I’m going to re-do a project after all, I might as well on improve it while I’m at it right? When I thought about the pros and cons of my current jewelry system, there were a few things I loved:

  • Having my jewelry all out in the open (which meant I could see it more and was more inclined to put it on daily!)
  • Having my jewelry up on the wall
  • Having dedicated spots for necklaces, bracelets and earrings

There were also a few things I didn’t love:

  • The cup pulls (which I originally intended to put stud earrings in) were too high to see into. Therefor, I lost sight/track of all my stud-type earrings.
  • While I didn’t have a ton of bracelets, the knobs were not ideal for storing them…they fell off way too easily!
  • I did indeed love all my necklaces lined up on pretty drawer pulls, but I didn’t love that it required me to clasp/un-clasp every time I wanted to hang one up or take one down.

With these likes and dislikes in mind, I set off in search of a new system that could occupy the same space on my wall and fulfill the same purpose, but fix the few functional problems I was having. After some poking around on Pinterest (of course), I devised a system that not only stored my jewelry in the perfect way for me and this house, but was also cheap, easy, and looked awesome!

DIY Jewelry Organizers

As you can probably tell, this jewelry organizer is made with simple lengths of 1x2s, cup hooks, and a basic wooden dowel. The top and bottom row are essentially the same, but hung at different heights, they are suited for different types of jewelry! All the wood slats are attached to the wall with command hooks, making this a completely renter-friendly and hardware free project!

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Blue and Gold with Hooks

The hooks along the top row are for holding earrings, the middle row with the rod is ideal for bracelets, and the bottom row of hooks is for all my necklaces. My husband thought I put too many hooks. Clearly he was wrong…there is plenty of room for expansion!

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Earrings & Bracelets

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Necklace Hooks

Not only is this project functional and fantastic to look at, it really is a simple DIY project. It can be a bit tedious, so it’s a great one to work on while catching up on your favorite shows! Here’s what you need:

  • 1x2s cut down to your desired length (mine measure about 20″)
  • Cup hooks in your color choice (I believe they come in gold and white)
  • Wooden dowel (be sure to pick a size that fits easily into the cup hooks)
  • Paint and/or stain for decorating the wood
  • Tools (not pictured): Painters tape, ruler/tape measure, pencil, drill/drill bit, sanding block
  • Command hooks or hanging hardware (not pictured)

DIY Jewelry Organizers Supplies

Okay! So this is a tutorial where I am going to say “Do as I say, not as I do!” I was racing a stretch of rainy days, so I chose to do my spray paint first, then the stain. If I had dry days in the forecast and/or were going to do this project again, I would stain first, then tape and spray on the accent design. That said, here’s how these babies came together!

Start by cutting down the 1x2s to your desired lengths and sand off the rough edges with a sanding block. Next, stain or paint the 1x2s in your desired base color. To create some geometric shapes, randomly tape out patterns at various places across the boards.

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

If you’re going to be using spray paint, you’ll need to cover/mask off the parts of the wood you don’t want painted. I find that all-purpose wax paper is perfect for this job!

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

Next, spray or paint on your accent color and then remove the tape to reveal the design! Like I said above, I painted first and then stained, meaning I had to re-tape the entire gold design before staining. It worked out fine, it just meant I had to tape twice. Instead of using paint, I chose to use some Indigo Minwax gel stain I received as a free trial forever ago. I’ve been trying and trying to find a project to use it on, and this one was the perfect candidate! I really love staining and don’t do it nearly enough. I find it so easy to work with and really gratifying for some reason…perhaps because it dries so fast compared to paint! These boards took two coats of stain, applied about 30 minutes apart, for the pretty deep blue color!

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

With your boards decorated as you like, it’s time to add all the hooks! Start by determining what distance apart you want your hooks (mine are 0.75″ apart). Use a ruler and a pen/pencil to mark the hole placement and then use a drill and tiny drill bit to pre-drill each little hole.

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

With all the holes pre-drilled, plop yourself down with a pile of hooks and get to work twisting each one in. It can be a bit tricky to make sure they all end up twisted in the same amount, but once all was said and done, it was hard to tell which ones were twisted in more than others. So don’t stress about it, just get those hooks on!

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

As I mentioned above, the hooks for the earrings and necklaces were done exactly the same. For the bracelets, I just put one hook on each size and slid a painted dowel between the two.

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

Instead of screwing them directly to the wall or using mounting hardware of some sort, I decided to give Command strips a try. Sure enough, they secure these boards flat against the wall and are strong enough to hold the weight of the jewelry no problem! Renter-friendly hanging for the win!

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

To hang them, I simply places the command strips on the back and then used a level when pushing them on to the wall. I used some jewelry on each bar as a guide to determine how far apart to space them vertically.

DIY Jewelry Organizers Tutorial

The last step was to load up all my jewelry!

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Necklaces

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Necklaces

I really love that all my necklaces and earrings have individual/dedicated hooks, and that I no longer have to clasp/un-clasp the necklaces just to get them on and off. The bracelet bar may prove a nuisance over time, but I don’t wear them nearly as much, so I think it will work just fine! I’ll keep you posted on that one. Oh – and if you’re curious about my stud earrings, I keep them in that little pewter dish on my bedside table.

DIY Jewelry Organizers | Bracelets & Necklaces

As you saw from the “before” picture, my master bedroom closet gets zero sunlight, so I admittedly staged these photos on the other side of our bedroom to get some good pictures. These jewelry organizers have since been moved to the same spot the board was in my closet, and I am just so giddy to have my jewelry organized and displayed in such a way! I can’t emphasize enough how simple of a project this was…and since the holidays are around the corner…this would also make an awesome DIY gift for any jewelry lovers in your life! I’d love to know what you think of this one!

DIY Jewelry Organizers

And with that, I’m signing off for the week! I hope you guys all had a good one and have a fantastic weekend ahead! I’ll be here Monday and Wednesday of next week…so in between all your holiday travels shenanigans, be sure to come by and check out the latest!

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10 DIY Thanksgiving Projects for Your Home and Table

Thanksgiving is next week!!! Are you ready? Are you hosting or traveling? My entire family is descending upon my sister’s house here in the Midwest, so while I’m not technically hosting, I’m helping out by nature of close geographical proximity! I’m not quite sure what types of projects she has planned for us (she is truly the Hostess with the Mostess!), but I know we’ll be elbow deep in something fun and likely turkey-craft related! With the countdown to the big meal officially on, I thought today was a good day to round-up some of my favorite Thanksgiving projects I’ve done here on the blog. If you’re hosting guests in your own home, I’ve got 10 great last-minute DIY Thanksgiving Projects that will help you get your home and your table ready!

10 Thanksgiving DIY Projects for Your Home and Table


Greet your guests with a warm welcome with one of these Fall-themed wreaths on your front door. Both come together pretty easily and use basic and inexpensive supplies. Make the wreath now, and you can easily swap out the flowers and the bow for the approaching Christmas season!

Fall Felt Wreath


Fall Burlap Wreath with Black and White Gingham Bow



A few well placed accessories across your front porch will  help your guests get right into the holiday spirit as they arrive. Don’t fuss over creating the perfect display…just gather up some of your favorite Fall accessories like flowers, pumpkins, lanterns, pillows and other decor items to create vignettes right where guests will see them!

Black and White Fall Porch Display


Fall Porch Pillows



With the Thanksgiving meal the main highlight of everyone’s day, the table is a great place to focus your efforts and decor! If you’re intimidated by flower arranging, break several bunches of store-bought flowers into smaller vases or mason jars. Stick to a unifying color palette, and if desired, add crafty words, decorations or letter to match your theme!

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece (with fresh flowers in mason jars!)


If you’re looking for a cheaper and modern alternative to flowers, one of my favorite table displays ever was when I combined a variety of colored lentils with sprayed and glittered faux gourds. I loaded up on a variety of Dollar Store vases, layered the lentils, and then placed them all over the large tables. Not only do these arrangement look festive and fun, they are a great activity to keep school-aged kids busy while you’re preparing the meal!

Thanksgiving tablescape with lentils and gourds

Another one of my tried-and-true entertaining tricks is to bring color and pattern into your table display through fabric “placemats.” You don’t need any fancy sewing or craft skills to do this! Just trim down your favorite fabric with pinking sheers into your desired size and shape. Add even more visual interest by layering the fabric squares over a patterned or textured tablecloth!

Thanksgiving tablescape done in yellows, greens, and oranges



When planning any party, but especially Thanksgiving, I love to come up with unique and creative ways to dress up each guests’ place setting. Over the years, I’ve done everything from pretty printed menus to paper dolls for each guest! This year, I am excited to dress up our folded napkins with these adorable paper turkeys!

Thanksgiving table placecards (with menu!)


Thanksgiving Paperdolls


Thanksgiving Turkey Napkins


There’s not a ton of time left to get ready for Thanksgiving, but hopefully you found some inspiration here for your table and your home! Although I’m not hosting, I know my Thanksgiving holiday won’t be craft or project free! Be sure to stay tuned to Instagram to see what we pull of this year!

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P.S. If you’re looking for some more fun Thanksgiving related crafts and tips, be sure to check out some of my recent articles over on The Good Stuff Blog!

5 Ways to Save with Black Friday Craft Sales

20 DIY Thanksgiving & Christmas Wreaths

10 Easy Entertaining Tips to Be the Hostess with the Mostess

16 Thankful Crafts

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How to Make a Simple Window Cornice With Scalloped Edges (and a Master Bathroom Update!)

I’ve been tied up with a bunch of seasonal and free-lance assignments and small crafts lately, that it feels like forever since I’ve made some progress on the house. There are quite a few projects I am eager to get done and even have everything to make them happen…it’s just a matter of deciding to do it and carving out the few hours to make it happen! This past weekend, I was bound and determined to knock out a simple project I’ve been wanting to do in our master bathroom. I am thrilled with the result and how easy it was…and I think you guys will like it too!

DIY Simple Scalloped Cornice Box

Just a quick re-cap since it’s been a little while…Here is our current master bedroom: a large and well-lit space that I’m outfitting with a palette of navy, white and grey with silver/chrome accents.

Navy, grey, white, and silver bedroom

One of my favorite elements in our bedroom are the grey floral curtains…which actually used to hang in our bathroom in our last house!

Navy, grey, white, and silver bedroom

In the adjoining master bathroom, we have a nice spacious layout featuring separate tub, shower, and toilet areas…and a nice large that allows in nice and bright light all day long! The last you saw this space on our Three-Months In Home Tour, I had some curtains hanging in front of the tub on a tension rod. However, I never really liked this solution…it felt fussy and blocked the great light from the window and the clean lines of the tub.

Bathroom Before

A few months ago, I made the case for putting up window treatments…even in a rental…even for a short period of time…even in the bathroom! To me, nothing else can finish off a space as quickly and easily as a simple curtain or valance; they just provide a lot of bang for so little buck! In here, the long curtains really weren’t doing it for me, so I determined something much more tailored would be a better solution. Also, I really wanted to connect the bathroom to the adjoining bedroom by using up a remnant of the bird fabric I had leftover from making the curtains.

After picking up a few small supplies and a few hours of my time, I had a lovely scalloped cornice that worked much better in the tub nook!

Simple and elegant cornice box in master bathroom.

Simple and elegant cornice box in master bathroom.

Admittedly, so many of my projects are simply born out of a desire to use items from our last home(s), or more specifically…get them out of the garage! Did my bathroom need a window treatment? Certainly not. But I hate piles of things out in our garage, I love projects, and I love repurposing items and finding new homes for them…so projects like this one are a win win win! Since moving in, I’ve found a home for three of the four cornice boxes that used to be in our last home. I had one more sitting in the garage; and with a little bit of tweaking, I knew the master bathroom would be the perfect spot for it!

Dining Room

In addition to the assembled cornice from our garage and the fabric and batting I had on hand, I also picked up two basic wood shelf brackets, as well as four metal strips (which I only used two of!). In total, this little project cost me about $12 and two hours!

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

How to Make a Simple Window Cornice

(If you’re starting from scratch, here is what you’ll need!)

  • 1×10 pine board, cut to your desired length (have it cut at the hardware store if you need to!)
  • 2 1x4s, cut down to 10″ lengths
  • 4 L-brackets
  • 2 wood shelf brackets
  • 2 metal strips
  • Batting (enough to cover the entire board with 2-3 inches extra on each side for wrapping)
  • Fabric in the color/pattern of your choice (enough to cover the entire board with 2-3 inches extra on each side for wrapping)
  • Wood screws
  • Tools: Electric screwdriver, staple gun/staples, scissors, sewing machine (only if you need to piece together your fabric), tape measure

I started by removing the fabric, batting, and all the staples from the original cornice box, then trimmed the wooden board down to a dimension that fit perfectly into the bathtub nook. Note – this is a fantastic project for nooks or spaces with close walls. If you measure your board to fit juuuust right, it will fit snug into the alcove without needing any hanging hardware! Finally, a project that didn’t require me to put more holes in the wall!

If you’re starting from scratch, measure your nook or window and cut the 1×10 board down to that dimension.

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

Next, to create the scallop look, simply secure the wood brackets to the 1×10 board using the metal strips and wood screws. I originally planned to secure the brackets on both sides, but determined that strips along just the back were sufficient. Note – if you are handy and have a nice arsenal of tools, you can certainly cut a shape from wood instead of using pre-made brackets. Further, you can attach the bracket to the 1×10 using a jig system. However, if you aren’t the most handy (like me) and want this done pretty quickly and easily, this is a great cheater method :)

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

Next, trim a piece of batting down to the size of your board, and place your board right-side-down onto the batting. Trimming as you go, use a staple gun to tightly secure the batting to the board all the way around. Take care to pull the batting taught and use as many staples as you need around the curves and corners.

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

If your board is not going to sit tight into a nook, now is the time to attach some basic 1x4s to each side of the cornice board with L-brackets. Be sure to wrap each one in more batting before securing. I chose to put the side supports back on just in case it didn’t fit tight enough in the nook, and I needed to secure the cornice to the wall.

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

Next, cut your fabric down to the size of your cornice box, adding about 3″ on each side for wrapping. If your cornice box is longer than your fabric width, you may need to sew several pieces together. Try your best to match the pattern (if you’re using one) and iron everything flat before moving onto the next step!

Once your fabric is prepared, place it right-side-down onto your work surface and then place the cornice board on top, also right-side-down.

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

Working carefully, wrap the fabric around the board, folding, trimming, and stapling as you go. Admittedly, going around curved edges and sharp corners can be tricky. Take your time, trim the fabric when necessary and use as many staples as you need!

DIY Simple Cornice Box Tutorial

With the cornice wrapped, all that’s left to do is hang it up! If you’re not wedging it into a nook like I did, I recommend using more L-brackets to affix it to the wall. Ours’ took some pretty good nudging, but we finally got it into place…completely hardware free!

Simple and elegant cornice box in master bathroom.

While we’re here, I thought I’d give you a look around the bathroom so far. I have one more project up my sleeve for this space (ahem, that shelf) before I call it done.

Bathroom storage shelf

Bathroom accessories

Bath towels from Target

Bath rug from HomeGoods

Bathroom accessories

(Sources: Shelf – no idea, it came with the house / flower pot – Mom’s basement / bath oils – Bath & Body Works / Striped Towels – Target / Rug – HomeGoods / Soap tray – Target)

Bathroom styling

Little projects like this one are so gratifying. So often, I get caught up in big makeover plans or stalled out by indecisiveness. Yet again though, I am reminded that a simple project (requiring both a small time and cost investment) can positively impact my home and my mood! I’m really excited to have this one checked off the list…and that darn cornice board out of the garage!

Simple and elegant cornice box in master bathroom.

I hope you all enjoyed this quick house update. I’ve got some fun things in the works for our master bedroom and bathroom in the coming weeks and hope to have these spaces “done,” here soon! Stay tuned!!!

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