I was so happy to get this pile of Legos at a garage sale this weekend! I assembled them into little “strips” on poster paper with hot glue and Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Here is how you can make your own valance:
Step One: Cut some stiff paper into strips 1.25″ wide and however long you wish the valance to hang down. I made my paper strips 1.25″ x 9″. I used 300lb watercolor paper because that is what I had on hand. Nice poster board or mat board works also.
Step Two: Start at the bottom of each strip and make sure the first Lego’s you attach are square with the paper. You can use hot glue (WARNING: it is NOT moveable after a few seconds) or tacky glue which will move for a while if you don’t have the pieces completely square.
HINT: The method I used was hot glue and add the pieces side by side rather than going up the side to the top. Working quickly I placed a piece of Lego and then the ones that sit next to it. THEN pop a connector piece on top of the two freshly hot glued pieces to make sure they will RECEIVE a connector piece. If the pieces are not completely “square” it is impossible to put other pieces on top to decorate.
Step Three: Fill the strip of paper to the top LEAVING a 1/2″ of paper so you can punch a hole so it can hang. Have fun adding extra pieces to the bottom level for design and color pops.
My valance hangs with rings I make for window treatments I sell in my Etsy Shop: Whimziville but you can purchase cafe curtain rings that will clip on to the hole you punched at the top.
I need to get some more paper to make the finished valance 30″ wide so I can sell it in my Etsy Shop. It has been “child’s play” making the Lego Window Valance this morning!