Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hanging Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

Miss Samantha has had a loose tooth for a few weeks now, and it became clear last night that I needed to make a Tooth Fairy pillow ASAP.

I have seen these cute little pillows on Pinterest, but none of the shapes were quite what I wanted, so I sketched out my own tooth template. It took a few tries to get it to look more like a tooth and less like angel wings, but I got it. I've included my template and the instructions to you can make your own.

Click HERE to download template


Materials:
1 sheet of white felt (I used glitter felt)
stuffing
black embroidery floss
pink embroidery floss
2 black buttons
2 pink buttons
white ribbon
hot glue (optional)

First, let me say you can put this together using hot glue, or by sewing it together. It will look great either way, but I chose to use my sewing machine.

Fold one sheet of felt in half hamburger style. Yes, I said hamburger style. I have a first grader! :)


Pin the tooth template to the felt and cut it out. This will give you 2 teeth.


Embroider the mouth on the front of the tooth and sew on your buttons.


Cut out a small square or triangle of white felt and sew it on 3 sides to the back tooth. This will be your tooth/money pocket.


Put your tooth panels wrong sides together and glue/sew around leaving enough room at the top center to add the stuffing.
After you have added your stuffing make a loop with your ribbon and sew/glue the rest of the pillow with the ends of the ribbon the on the inside. If you don't want to hang your pillow you can just skip the ribbon.



Now just wait for your munchkin to lose his or her tooth. Samantha's tooth fell out an hour after I finished making the pillow. Talk about good timing!



Samantha loves her pillow and now all of her friends want one. It looks like I better buy more felt!

Happy crafting!

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27 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Our last tooth was left in a cup on the dresser. This is so much better! Thanks for the pattern, and thanks for linking up at my Felt Food Roundup on OneCreativeMommy.com. I hope you’ll be back for ideas when you're ready to make some more felt projects.

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  2. we still have a long ways to go before my babies are losing teeth! but I love this and pinned it for when that day comes!!

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  3. Glad I found this today! I've got my Kindergartener on the verge of losing his first tooth too. Better make one ASAP! Thanks!
    Stacia@http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute! My son just lost his first tooth this week and the little white teddy bear tooth pillow we got when he was born seemed a bit too babyish for a 5 year old. Think I will try to make this for him instead!
    Found you at Happy Hour Projects!
    Blythe
    http://www.thedesperatecraftwives.blogspot.com

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  5. I have always wanted to make one of these..so cute! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_13.html

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  6. So cute, I'll have to pin this for future use :) I'd love for you to link this project up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-57/

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  7. I LOVE this idea. Pinning:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  8. Love this so much, cant imagine how stressful it would be to hunt around trying to find that lost tooth under the pillow, this is so much better:) I have a five year old so I will be expecting loose teeth soon, must make this :)

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  9. Toooo cute!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  10. Oh my gosh! This is toooo adorable! I just love the whole idea, but the face you put on there is my favorite part; so darn cute! I'll have to share this with my friend who is a dental hygenist {and a momma too}! I would love it if you'd stop by and link it to my party:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/09/shine-on-fridays-45-and-giveaway.html

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  11. so cute! Love the idea. Makes me smile. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

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