At first I cut the ribbon into strips, but they were way too long. I wanted to make sure the baby couldn’t grab it even when he/she is able to stand in the crib. I cut each piece in half and it was perfect. Check out the massive pile of ribbon.
I glued strips around the inside ring first. I folded each strip over and putt a dot of craft glue on it, then held it in place for a few seconds. This was effective but a bit messy. I think you could double the length and knot it in half for a glueless mobile. After the inside ring, I decided to skip the two middle rings and go straight to the outside ring. I glued the ribbon around that ring, and love the way it looks. Then I measured from the hook (centered above the crib) to see how far I wanted the mobile to hang. I divided that measurement in half and then added 2 inches for a little give and the knots. I tied each of those ribbons to the middle ring with a knot and then hung the mobile from the hook. I love how some of the ribbon is starting to curl.
I think it is simple, yet bright and fun. Below you’ll find a little sneak peek into the nursery. Jackson is mystified by all the goings on back there. As you can see we have rugs in place (that used to be in our bedroom) over the weird rent house carpet. There is only so much you can do in a rent house, but I hope to do all that I can to make it lovely. The fabric hanging over the crib is an eyelet crib skirt made for my bassinet (32 years ago) by my sweet grandmother. She died 6 years ago, so I love that I have a piece that she made in the nursery. Hopefully we will get it in place soon. One step at a time.