There's a sushi place near our house where we took The Bean a few times when she was a newborn. Actually, we were taking The Teenager, because he's a sushi fiend, and The Bean was just along for the ride. They play club music and have flashing lights and things hanging from the ceiling, so The Bean was pretty entertained and Mama was pretty happy to be able to eat raw fish again. On one visit, they had changed out the dangly ceiling decor to flowers, I guess in celebration of spring, and watching the baby watch them spinning in the breeze, I realized what a cool decoration they would make over her changing table. Home made mobiles, here I come.
It was super easy, except for finding a few minutes when I didn't have arms full of baby so I could stand on the step stool to hang the flowers! I found the flowers at JoAnn's on clearance so they cost about a quarter each. I curled up the wire stems of the flowers to different lengths and tied them up to lengths of fishing wire tied to pushpins in the ceiling. They move just slightly in the breeze through the room, and they are bright enough to catch The Bean's attention - sometimes - while I'm changing her diaper. And bonus! Some of the flowers match her gDiaper covers. As a finishing touch I printed out three of her newborn photos taken by the talented Celeste Duran, popped them into inexpensive 4x6" frames and hung them in a row halfway down the wall. Now I have something to look at, too!
I love easy, cheap, pretty new decor.