Tooth Fairy Ideas

If you're hunting for creative tooth fairy ideas to make the Tooth Fairy's visit fun, you've dropped into the right place!

Top Tooth Fairy Ideas

Tooth fairy pillows, tooth fairy letters/poems and tooth fairy certificates - they're all so much fun to create and they delight the kids you make them for!

Tooth Fairy Pillow Tutorial

How to make a tooth fairy pillowTooth Fairy Pillow

Materials

  • 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
  • Embriodery needle
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Pins and thread
  • Narrow ribbon for trim (optional)
How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Instructions

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.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Stitch the ribbon trim in place, stitching close to each of the edges of the ribbon.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Set the pocket aside, in position on top of the back of the pillow.

How to make a tooth fairy 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.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

With 2 strands of embroidery floss, applique the felt tooth to the fabric using blanket stitch.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

If you want to embroider the child's name to the pillow, this is the time to do it!

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Pin the hanging loop to the fabric, 1/2" in from each edge, making sure you avoid getting it twisted! Stitch into place.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

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.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

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...

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

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.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Stuff the pillow with fibre-fil, working the stuffing gently into the corners, then plumping up the rest. Secure the gap with a pin, before slip-stitching the gap closed.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

Add any extra trim you want and you're done! 30 minutes of work and one pretty tooth fairy pillow ready for a lucky child.

How to make a tooth fairy pillowThe cutest tooth fairy pillow!

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.

How to make a tooth fairy pillow

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