homemade tooth fairy boxes
originally published as ‘tooth fairy, we’re ready!’ on October 13, 2009
If you check around the internet, dozens of sites exist with perfect, beautiful tooth fairy pillows. If we had more time, I would have ordered one of them for my loose-tooth Maddy. I’m all about out-sourcing when I can.
With her first teeny-tiny baby tooth hanging on by a thread, last week we hit the craft store and bought a little box for Maddy to paint and prepare as a perfect landing spot for her tooth.
Without a sewing machine or the proper sewing skills, this mama needed a tooth fairy pillow back-up plan.
- Tooth Fairy Box: Yes, ours is a box. But it’s star-shaped, and now it’s all glittered up, and it’s totally. . . beautiful. Maddy worked her little heart out on it.
After a few days of a high fever and feeling completely lousy, finally today Maddy said she wanted to finish decorating her Tooth Fairy Box. We flipped our -at and -an family flip books aside, and we did some old-school free crafting, all in the name of our favorite little fairy and my baby being on the mend.
Knowing that once Maddy starts losing her pearly whites, Owen won’t be too far behind, while Maddy decorated her box, I made one for Owen, who really wasn’t up for creating one on his own. Painting Tooth Fairy Boxes or playing golf, baseball, and tire swinging out back with Dad? Guess what Owen did. . .
- You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
- What Do the Fairies Do With All These Teeth? by Michael Luppens
- Dear Tooth Fairy by Alan Durant
- The Night Before the Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing
- Nice Try, Tooth Fairy by Mary W. Olson
- Dear Tooth Fairy by Jane O’Connor
- Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy? by Jason Alexander
Some of my favorite Tooth Fairy Pillow spots:
- Pink and Green Mama: This art teacher mama had a Tooth Fairy Pillow featured on the Instructables web site. She seriously rocks, and now she’s even got some pillows on her Pink and Green Mama Etsy shop!
- One Crafty Place: Although this blog is no longer being updated, Chrissy did an awesome job of assembling some very cool crafts. Check out her Tooth Fairy Pillows from around the web.