Last week I was on the hunt for tooth fairy ideas to make the Tooth Fairy’s visit fun for a colleague’s daughter. She’s got a wobbly tooth and it’s the first one, so I wanted to give her something pretty to make the ‘big day’ special. As I love crafting so much, I wanted to make something for her.
Top Tooth Fairy Ideas
Tooth fairy pillows, letters/poems and certificates are all so much fun to create and they delight the kids you make them for!
Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial
- 3 x 4″ fabric squares (I used 3 complementary Cath Kidston cotton fabrics here)
- Approx 14″ of 3/4″ ribbon, cut into 1 x 4″ and 1 x 10″ lengths
- Fibre-fil to stuff the pillow
- Scrap of white felt
- Contrasting embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Pins and thread
- Narrow ribbon for trim (optional)
Trim your fabric, so you have 3 x 4″ fabric squares.
Fold the square you are using as the back pocket in half, wrong sides together. Pin the 4″ length of ribbon trim along the folded edge of the fabric.
Stitch the ribbon trim in place, stitching close to each of the edges of the ribbon.
Set the pocket aside, in position on top of the back of the pillow.
Cut out a tooth shape from the white felt (trace one from a toothpaste box if you’re not confident to go freehand). Pin the tooth to the front fabric square. I centred mine, but you might prefer a different position.
With 2 strands of embroidery floss, applique the felt tooth to the fabric using blanket stitch.
If you want to embroider the child’s name to the pillow, this is the time to do it!
Pin the hanging loop to the fabric, 1/2″ in from each edge, making sure you avoid getting it twisted, then stitch the loop carefully into place.
Gather up the hanging loop and pin in place, to avoid catching it when you join the squares together. Don’t pull the loop tight, or the fabric will be pulled out of square.
Carefully pin the front and back squares together (take care that the pocket is the right way up!)
Leave a 3″ gap at the bottom of the pillow, to allow for turning. I mark this with a couple of pins to make sure I don’t stitch over this area by mistake…
Clip the corners close to the stitching, before turning the pillow to the right side. Poke out the corners to make them neat – I use a wooden knitting needle for this.
Stuff the pillow with fibre-fil, working the stuffing gently into the corners and then plump up the rest. Secure the gap with a pin then slip-stitch the gap closed.
Add any extra trim you want and you’re done! With just 30 minutes of work you can have one pretty tooth fairy pillow ready to gift to a lucky child.
Ta Dah! My tooth fairy ideas have been realised!
Pop the (cleaned!!) tooth into the pocket and hang up the pillow, ready for the tooth fairy to leave a little something behind during the night. I wonder how many times this one will be hung up and used.