1/9/12

Tooth Fairy Pillows

I've been making Tooth Fairy Pillows today for my grandchildren. My youngest grandson Landon is six-years-old and getting ready for his first visit from the tooth fairy. Ginger and Charlie have both already lost teeth, but since I'm planning to visit them tomorrow I thought I would make them each a new pillow too.



I bought a package of assorted craft felt squares, but only one colored square will be needed for each pillow.

To make each pillow cut the felt into two 6-inch square pieces.

To make the pocket on the front of the pillow I cut a tooth shape from tissue paper for my pattern, then I cut all three of the pockets from one piece of white felt.

I chose colors I knew each of the grandchildren would like - blue for Landon, purple for Ginger, and green for Charlie.

The tooth pocket could be left plain, but I used sequins and beads to give them a little face.

Place the pocket on one of the 6-inch squares and stitch around the lower edge, leaving the top portion open.

Cut a 12-inch piece of ribbon for each pillow. Pin the ribbon to the right side of the pillow.

Then with the right sides of the pillow facing together, stitch around the outer edge, leaving an opening on one side for turning.

Turn the pillow right side out and stuff with polyester fiberfill, then stitch the opening closed.






The tooth fairy pillows have little pockets on the front that will hold a tiny tooth until the tooth fairy comes, then it will  hold the payment she leaves for the sparkling tooth. I've heard that she pays a premium price for well-cared-for teeth.

15 comments:

  1. So cute! I will make some too! Thanks for sharingyour cleaver idea!

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  2. These are adorable! Too bad my kids are too old for the tooth fairy... will have to store this idea away for the future. : )
    Thanks for visiting my blog Anita. I look forward to following yours and wish you the best.

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  3. You are a good grandma to not play favorites!

    I'm sure the kids will all love their pillows the next time The Tooth Fairy pays a visit. Probably the pillows will be easier for The Tooth Fairy too. Back in my day, we just left our tooth under our pillow....

    ...I remember a few stories of kids saying they woke up and saw the Tooth Fairy ;) when she tried to retreive the tooth.

    You are so talented and crafty to think up all these adorable ideas. I really like how you made faces on the teeth.

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  4. Love, love, love! You deserve an awesome Nana (what we called my gran) award! Love the creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I want to make these for my kids...this is a great tutorial, thanks! I am a new follower from Rock and Share, stop by and visit sometime...

    http://blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

    Erika

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  6. What a cute idea! Very fun for the grandkids! Thanks! ♥

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  7. Cuteness!! These are so great, so much better than the try not to wake them with the pillow thing! I am sure they will treasure these.

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  8. Adorable idea! Thanks for sharing

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  9. So cute! Small one is concentrating on getting teeth right now but it won't be long before we need these.

    So glad that you decided to join Pin'Inspiration Thursday this week :-)

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  10. I love this!! I just showed my son and he is so excited for me to make him one! He has already lost three but number 4 is really wiggly! :) My daughter is totally going to want one too and then I'm going to hear every morning for the next 3 years, the tooth fairy didn't come last night!! She actually already checks under her pillow most morning and says this, she's eccentric ;) I'm your newest member, if you have a moment I'd love it if you visited me at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com :)

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  11. I just pinned this and within 15 minutes it got 3 likes and 10 repins!!! Awesome!!! :)

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  12. These are so adorable!! I would love it if you would share them at our sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-2.html. Thank you!

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  13. This is sooo creative :) LOVE it!!! thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope you have a great week. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  14. Anita, besides loving reading all your wonderful recipes I'm enjoying reading all your wonderful crafts Anita. You're so talented. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on my Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. It's on again tomorrow (Thursday Australian time) and we'd love to see what you've been up to.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  15. Im loving them. Now you have your own creative way of producing such.

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