DIY Fleece Rail Guard 

You know I love a good DIY project that doesn’t take hours and hours to complete. So,when I started to notice a few teeth marks on the top rail of Ainsley crib, I knew I had to find a quick and easy solution.


  • 1 1/2 yards of fleece fabric
  • Scissors
  • A straight edge- I couldn’t find my yard stick so I used a large book instead. 
  • Wax paper


  • Measure how wide your strips need to be in order to cover the top rail of the crib and have enough to knot at the bottom. I just took a piece of wax paper and wrapped it around the top rail of the crib to figure out how wide to cut my fleece strips. 
  •  With the wax paper as my guide, I looked for a book that was similar in size. I then used the book as my straight edge as I cut my fleece. I cut my fleece into 4 strips at approximate 12″.  In hindsight, 14″ would have made it easier to tie the knots on the bottom. 


  •  Once my pieces were cut, I headed into Ainsley room to attach them. I started by draping the fleece over the top rail.  Next, I used my scissors to cut around each of the slats and knotted the fleece at the bottom. 


  • I worked my way around the crib, attaching the fleece to all 4 side. This part of the project took the longest…around 45 mins. 

 So there you have it! An easy $10 DIY crib rail! 


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