Easy DIY Bed Crown Cornice

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I finally turned the toddlers bed into her “big girl” bed a few months ago.  Ever since I have been wanting to do something special for her room.  I have always loved bed cornices, but they are just so expensive. This (of course) had me thinking I could do it myself, so I did! I created this Easy DIY Bed Crown Cornice for under $50.  That includes everything, including the panels, which can be EXPENSIVE. Also, this is a NO SEW project.

I have found these Bed Crown Cornice pieces from $50 – 200 and up, I mean WAY up. If you have searched for these like I have, you know what I am talking about. It can be costly.  Needless to say, I have had a ton of fun with my power tools creating this one.  I also did this all by myself, so no worries on wondering if you can do this.

This post is to show you how to build the structure of the cornice, but you can always click here and be taken to the post that shows you how to upholster the cornice.

Easy DIY Bed Crown Cornice Tutorial available at

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Leslie June 9, 2014, 07:43

Oh how cute is that. My little cousin would LOVE this. I might run this idea by my aunt and do it for her birthday. I’m sure your daughter loves it too, you did a great job.
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Jennifer June 9, 2014, 09:10

Thanks Leslie! She does love it, it has been her favorite thing to share and show people all weekend long.

Shanice June 9, 2014, 16:39

Fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.
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Seana Turner June 9, 2014, 17:47

Well, not sure if I feel I could make one now, but I sure do love it. What little girl wouldn’t want to sleep here?? If a parent could make this ahead of time, it would probably help the child move out of a crib. I love the monogram up top!
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Tamara June 9, 2014, 20:30

Scarlet would LOVE this. So would I. I’m with Seana – who wouldn’t want to sleep here? It’s gorgeous.
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Jennifer June 10, 2014, 20:57

Thanks!! I know Scarlet is a princess….she totally needs one of these!

Christina @The DIY Mommy June 10, 2014, 20:08

This is adorable! I love the fabric you chose. If you want to, I’d love for you to link up this project at Motivational Monday:
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Amy@theidearoom June 13, 2014, 11:48

This turned out so dang cute! Sharing on fb today!

Jennifer June 13, 2014, 21:47

Thank you Amy!!

Amy Jean @ OCD June 13, 2014, 15:55

I love the sheets! Where did you find them?

Jennifer June 13, 2014, 21:47

I picked up her bed sheets and comforter at Bed, Bath, and Beyond :-)

Amanda Ocasio June 21, 2014, 13:23

Omg amazing.. My granddaughter would love this .in her bedroom. It is so beautiful.You did an amazing job love the fabric you picked fit for a it.

Sara June 24, 2014, 14:57

Let me just say. WOW. It looks great. The interior of a true princess :)
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Elizabeth August 2, 2014, 07:38

I love the scroll panel & the pink panel you used! I have looked all over & can’t find any that don’t cost a small fortune…where did you get yours?

Jennifer August 2, 2014, 15:33

Hi! I actually picked the black and white scroll and the pink out of the window panel section at Hobby Lobby. I grabbed one black and white, cut it in half, and one pink panel. Hope that helps!

beth January 17, 2015, 15:29

the board on the wall, was it nailed? and how did you attach the cornice on to the board? or was the cornice attached to the wall directly? thanks!

Jennifer January 18, 2015, 09:43

Hi Beth. The board was placed into the wall with (4) 2 1/2″ screws going into STUDS. I then attached the cornice to the board on the wall with (4) 2 1/2″ inch screws. It’s not going anywhere! Hope that helps.:-)

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