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DIY crib rail cover.
(no sew version)
I was looking for a thick cover to protect my lil ones face after she started climbing and falling in her crib. I didn't find anything to my liking, so I made one!

Supplies:
-Foam pool noodle
-Double sided glue tape (found by fabric)
-Fabric (about 1 1/2 yards)
-Ribbon (thick width & at least 3 feet)

Directions:
Cut noodle half way through until you reach the middle hallow part.

Cut fabric to about 5-6 inches longer then your noodle , and about 5-6 inches wider then it's width.

Line both inner sides with double sided glue tape.

Wrap fabric around noodle and tuck inside, making sure the fabric and glue are well attached.

Add another glue strip on both inner ends of noodle. Pull loose fabric ends over and into inner noodle to form a neat edge.

Place glue strips on 3 or 4 evenly seperated sections of outer part of completed fabric noodle. Adhere ribbon strips to glue.

Let it sit and dry for several hours.

Place on crib rail and tie ribbons to secure.
REPLIES
By: WillowM
Member since Dec 13, 2011
Posted: on Apr 25, 2012
Love it! Simple and effective!
By: mhoran
Member since Jun 19, 2011
Posted: on Apr 25, 2012
Great idea! I'll remember it for when dd starts climbing.
By: lisafeni
Member since Oct 26, 2010
Posted: on Apr 25, 2012
Thanks!
By: debbydonny
Member since Aug 03, 2011
Posted: on Apr 25, 2012
What a great idea, and thx for sharing.
By: jennifer_saranow_schultz
Member since Oct 07, 2013
Posted: on Oct 07, 2013
That's such a pretty crib rail guard and thanks so much for the instructions. I may try that with my next kid:) Did your daughter ever try to untie the bows or rip off the guard?

For the super non crafty, another crib guard idea is to tightly tie an old swaddle blanket around the rails like we did. I linked to your instructions, and explained my approach, today on my blog of daily hints to make parenting easier and cheaper.

http://hintmama.com/2013/10/07/todays-hint-how-to-cheaply-save-cribs-from-little-teeth/
By: britty00003
Member since Jun 03, 2013
Posted: on Oct 07, 2013
Love it!

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