As long as it can't get loose and wrapped round a neck or a limb. Or come loose in anyway to cause a choking hazard. All these decorations and toys are tested so rigorously I'm not sure if I'd take the chance. But it sounds very arty!
Depends on how old baby is and how long your decorations are. If teething baby might try to chew on the ends of the fabric strips while unattended.
I'd be worried that a baby could choke on them. If they are short enough not to dangle down into the baby's reach, then they would be hard to tie securely. If you wanted to make them shorter than the baby can reach (for a ruffle effect), you might be able to sew them on instead of tying them.
Sewing them on might be a time consuming but worth the effort idea. I would put them on first thing as decoration. Once baby is big enough to pull itself up to chew on the crib, it wont really matter how long they are cause they will be within reach no matter what. Right? Maybe shorter is better cause there is less to chew on? Thanks for the input ladies, I am trying to figure out the safest way to get the look that I want
I have seen the bumperpads turned inside out and snaps sewn on for teething guard. Pintrest it!
My son chewed off and ate the corner of a board book (those made of thick, smooth cardboard with the shiny pages pasted on) when he was teething. I would be concerned that anything the baby could reach should not be ribbony, unless very short, lest the baby chew right through it and swallow it. A child could certainly chew through fabric if one can chew through cardboard.
I wouldn't have individual ribbons of fabric, baby could potentially pull off and choke on it. I have seen great tutorials on Pinterest for other rail guards which I plan on making.
If you like the ribbony look, maybe hang them across the top of the curtains, or make a plate-rail-height line on the wall with a flat ribbon and hang them down from it (no lower than a foot or two down from the ceiling). It's just pretty amazing what kids can reach and put in their mouth.