I recently went to my first baby shower. Rather than dwell on the "my-friends-are-turning-into-grown-ups-heebie-jeebies," I chose to concentrate my energy on making a baby mobile for the mother-to-be.
I used kindergarten squares for the paper cranes. Before folding, I threaded the fishing wire through and added a bit of tape at the puncture for reinforcement. The twig was found outside, thoroughly cleaned and sanded then spray painted white. If you're thinking of doing something similar, make sure you spray paint the twig in advance or use low VOC paint so you don't end up handing a toxic jungle to your lovely pregnant friend (as I came very close to doing).
The parents loved it. Fingers crossed the little one will like it too.
Images in today's post by me.