Crib Skirt

The crib we purchased (the Parklane Baby Mod) from Walmart has an odd space between where the mattress ends and the storage area begins. Especially since we have the mattress up high for when the baby is young. A traditional crib skirt was out because it would interfere with the storage drawers below. So I set out to find a DIY solution and came across this post over at Young House Love. They just so happen to have the same exact crib, and therefore issue, that we have! And because they are loads craftier then me, came up with an awesome, and super easy, solution. Since I am as lazy as they come, I took Sherry’s idea and made it even simpler. Instead of using traditional fabric as she did I found some grey felt in my stash that would do the trick. Since felt doesn’t fray I was able to get away with just using plain, un-hemmed squares of fabric for each side of the crib. I also didn’t bond all three pieces together – I did separate squares for each side. I did use Sherry’s idea of sticky velcro to attach all the pieces on (works perfectly!) and since each side of the felt hangs below, or is hidden by the sides of the crib, I didn’t have to do any sewing OR bonding of the material. Score!

Crib Before

This is crib right after we assembled it. You can see the funky space between where the mattress rests and the storage area below.

Crib Close Up

Here is the after. You can see the felt hangs nicely since it's a bit stiffer than regular fabric.

Full Crib

Here's a full shot of the completed project. I only did 3 sides - leaving out the back.

Tuba Approves

Tuba Approves.

Awesome FREE Printables from Around the Interwebs

I wanted to do a round up of all the super cute free printables I have been seeing out there lately. I need to go buy some stock paper stat!!

Printable Labels from How About Orange

Printable Labels from How About Orange

Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!

Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!

Howie Owl from 3EyedBear

Howie Owl from 3EyedBear

Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts

Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts

Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts

Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts

Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory

Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory

1. Printable Labels from How About Orange
2. Bookplates from Orange You Lucky!
3. Howie Owl from 3EyedBear
4. Free Printable Jam Gift Packaging from Creature Comforts
5. Apple Note Flats from Creature Comforts
6. Sweet Labels from the Nimbus Factory