Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

Easy DIY tooth fairy pillows!

I'm still sick as a dog and working my TAIL off to finish the massive 3-part cruise/travel post (that you don't want to miss so stay tuned!). I'm SO CLOSE to being done. To keep myself focused I enlisted the help of our new DIY/Crafting contributors form Find it Make it Love it to help with this adorable craft today…an easy DIY Tooth Fairy Pillow that makes a visit from the Tooth Fairy oh-so-fun! (…and really super cute. anyone dying yet?) Anyway, take it away, girls!

Oh, the job of the tooth fairy. Rummaging under pillows for the scrunchy, loud Ziploc bag with the baby tooth and leaving behind a small treasure, all without disrupting the sleeping child.  We've come up with this little tooth fairy pillow that makes the job a whole lot easier!  The tooth goes into the ‘tooth' opening, then the tooth fairy makes the exchange; quietly, and easily!   It's super cheap, super simple, and super cute!

Here's what you need:

  • Tooth template (ours is just hand drawn)
  • 4″ by 4″ piece of white felt
  • Two 5″ by 5″ pieces of fabric
  • Batting
  • Pinking Shears
  • Sewing Machine

Here's how you do it:

Draw a tooth about 3″ tall and 2 1/2 ” wide on a piece of paper.  Cut it out and trace the tooth shape onto the white felt.  Cut out.
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

Next, cut out two pieces of fabric 5″ by 5″.  This is the perfect project for using up scrap fabric!

Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial
Place the felt tooth on the front side of one of the fabric squares.
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

 Pin and sew around the tooth.  Be sure to leave the top OPEN for the tooth and tooth fairy money!

Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial
Now pin the two squares of fabric together and sew around 3 sides.  Be sure to leave about 1/4″ of fabric around the edges.
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial
Fill with batting.  Cotton balls would work too if you don't have batting on hand.  We have used both! : )
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial
Now that it's stuffed, sew the last side of the pillow.
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

 Last, use pinking shears to trim around the edges.  Not only does it look super cute, it also prevents fraying!

Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial
The tooth goes into the ‘tooth' pocket, then the money replaces it!
Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

 

Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

 

Super easy Tooth Fairy pillow tutorial

Now when the teeth start coming out, you'll be ready!  No more fumbling with a Ziploc bag!  It doesn't even need to go under the pillow – our kids are happy to just set it next to their bed, making the tooth fairy's task even easier. : )

 Come on over to Find it, Make it, Love it for more fun and simple ideas from kids crafts to furniture re-finishing!
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Isn't this the cutest? Thanks for sharing Steffany and Melanie!
XOXO
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Comments

  1. I won’t have to worry about this for a while but man am I glad I read this! I never thought about how loud that bag is. Definitely need to pin this for later.

    Another thought, if you have to write a note to your child because they want to keep it (you know, for show or tell), type it up with a hand writing font. I don’t about you guys but I’m not so good at disguising my handwriting…
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