DIY Funny Fabric Bird - could be cat toy or baby rattle if sewn securely. Make large enough to insert a clean child-proof bottle (old prescription bottle) with a jingle bell inside of it. Stuff around bottle. Sew securely. For cat toy just put some catnip in a little muslin pouch inside bird before stuffing.
Again, I really like the banners. I'm especially partial to the idea of setting up a banner on our old picnic table (probably set up for food or gifts) and maybe something near the front door or in the living room/playroom area? Or across the living room window? The nursery thing doesn't apply.