1 : the molded and projecting horizontal member that crowns an architectural composition
2 : a decorative band of metal or wood used to conceal curtain fixtures
1: a short valance or small cornice for concealing curtain fixtures
I made the above pelmet for Hilary, following the great tutorial from Jenny of Little Green Notebook . This is the second pelmet that I've made following her instructions, (see my first one here), and have a few pointers of my own about crafting the pelmets.
First, instead of using a box cutter to cut the foam core, I used an Exacto-knife. I found that the box cutter kind of chewed up the foam core leaving the edges jaggedy, while the Exacto blade cut a smooth curve. This may also be because my box cutter blade is not changeable, while I used a brand new Exacto blade.
Second, when wrapping the pelmet with fabric and batting, I have not had much luck getting the fabric to tightly hold onto the foam core with only a staple gun. I have resorted to a combination of hot glue, staples and duct tape, as you can see here. You can also see that I added a thin piece of wood to the back of it, just for extra support and to help keep it firm.
My final tip is that I realized while making Hilary's pelmet that the back side of it could show from the outside of the window, depending on how you place the pelmet. I decided to use a scrap of white canvas and cover the lower half of the back of the pelmet so that from the outside of her window you don't see the duct tape, wood, staple, hot glue mess.