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Do you believe in the magic of the Tooth fairy?

LittleCuteLips hasn’t been five a month yet we are dealing with five year old things. Some of these things a bit more exciting than others.  Friday she had her 5 year old well visit followed by a dental cleaning.  She has been complaining about her gum in the back, and it was just what I thought. She has an adult tooth coming in. Although I’d told her that was probably the reason for the discomfort it didn’t hit me until the dentist said it. EXCUSE ME SIR, YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE! Okay, he totally does but what I heard was my baby isn’t a baby anymore. Because he is a smarty pants he told me her first tooth was loose.

Slow down little red Corvette how did we get here? She just turned five. 👀 I sucked up my shock started planning her first tooth fairy experience. Yup, I’m that Mom, deal with it.  LittleCuteLips is the ultimate girly girl and so I wanted it to be magical. I saw tooth fairy pillows and although I didn’t know they were a thing I had to make one for her.

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Materials

What you need: Fabric, Scissors, thread (glue), ribbon, glitter glue and embellishments.
Note: I wanted a denim pillow so I used and old pair of jeans; you can use the fabric of your choice.

Tooth fairy pillow

Cut pattern

I cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape that I wanted. I used stick pins to line it up perfectly. (Left) I stitched up the sides and the bottom. (Right) I left the top open for now so I can add everything else I want on the pillow. Stitching it closed will be one of the last steps.

Tooth fairy pillow

Handle

I used a piece of ribbon as the handle, I placed it where I wanted and secured each piece with stick pins.

Tooth fairy pillow

Pocket shape

I went with a heart shape for the pocket. This is where the tooth will go initially and then the tooth fairy will replace it with a bill. I cut out the heart shape on a piece of card stock and traced it onto a piece of felt.

Tooth fairy pillow

Almost finished

I stitched up the top of my pillow, if you want a no sew option you can use glue.  I glued on my heart pocket and I added a crown to the outside of it. I used some of my glitter glue to add some tooth fairy magic to the money. A twenty was all I had; I don’t give my kids that much for a tooth.

tooth fairy pillow

All done

All done, I added a little bow for cuteness.

Do you create tooth fairy magic for your kids? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. robin masshole mommy

    That is a great idea. I ended up buying one for my boys off of Etsy, but this was 6 or 7 years ago at this point. My DIY skills have greatly advanced since then and I love how easy this one is to make.

  2. Alli Smith

    That is the cutest tooth fairy pillow! What an awesome little pillow just waiting for the tooth fairy to make the great exchange. Adorable!

  3. Tomiko

    This is such a cute idea. We are almost done with losing teeth. My daughter will 11 and she should be getting braces at the end of this year.

  4. Christy Maurer

    Of course! The tooth fairy is definitely much more generous now than she was when I was little though lol.

  5. Chardline Chanel-Faiteau

    OMG! This is so cute! I have to make this for my niece! I need to start DYI-ing more because it excites so much creativity!

  6. Carol G Speake

    I need to lose a tooth at your house! $20! LOL Cutest ever tooth fairy bag! Bet your kids love it!

  7. Angelic Sinova

    I love how that tooth fairy pillow turned out! I remember when my sister and I were younger we would always leave our teeth in a little coin purse under our pillow and when we woke up, there was money magically there!

  8. Kimberly

    I’m so not ready for the tooth fairy to begin! Luckily my two are still pretty young but I know it’s coming sooner rather than later. Love the pillow idea.

  9. Jeanette

    Oh my goodness how cute is that! That would be a fun thing to make for my niece. I know she would like it it’s exactly the kind of things she gets into. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Candy

    What a cute and simple idea to make for kids and when tooth fairy comes

  11. Tanya

    This is too cute! Your DIY make me smile. I was that fly of a mom.

  12. Shelly

    This is super cute and her tooth fairy pays a lot of money for teeth!! 🙂

  13. Pam Wattenbarger

    A tooth fairy pillow is such a cute idea. I didn’t do anything like this with my kids but I think it would be fun for my granddaughter.

  14. CourtneyLynne

    Omg how cute is this pillow!!! Another year or two until my daughter will start losing teeth!!!

  15. ricci

    This is a really cute tooth fairy pillow!! I need to tell my sister about this, my niece is about ready to start losing teeth!!

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc

    My kids are all grown up now, and my grandchildren are still too young for the tooth fairy phase, so that means I have enough time to make this tooth fairy pillow craft! 🙂 I love the design you made, and it did not cost much to make!

  17. Kenya

    This is so cute!! I saw that twenty and was like is that what teeth are hitting for now??? I am living my life wrong…LOL

  18. Bella

    This is such a cute and safe place for a tooth! I used to have a little tooth fairy bear that had a pouch for the toth.

  19. Jenn

    This brings back memories, i had tooth fairy pillows for my girls when they were little. Time sure goes by fast.

  20. Kita Bryant

    That is so precious. Little kids adore the Tooth Fairy. This is a great way to let them be creative in that aspect.

  21. Anosa

    ohhh, this is so cute! Kids will definitely like this ideas, Fun and fashion combined! yey!

  22. Tiffani G

    This is so cute and crafty, Mimi! I got the same news about adult teeth and teared up. How can they be growing up already? This is too soon!

  23. Vany

    This is way too cute. Now you make me want to have a little girl so I can do cute things like this for her. 🤗

  24. Nicole @Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge

    That was ooh too cute. Loved the little tutorial. You gave me an idea for my little one. Thanks!

  25. sweetestsaranade

    Oh my gosh this is such a cute idea. I have a little boy and I think I could do a boy version of this to make his tooth fairy experiences more magical.

  26. Bonnie @wemake7

    Aww this is really cute. I know my daughter would love this seeing this for her teeth.

  27. Kirstin Fuller

    Too cute. I see the tooth fairy has increased the rate over the years. lol Love the heart and the bow touches.

  28. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    This is a super cute idea. You’re very crafty, girlie!

  29. adriana

    Oh how cute is this! That is such a great idea – I love the way it came out! Great DIY!

  30. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    The pillow looks so dainty and cute. It really takes leaving a tooth under your pillow to a new level.

  31. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    This is just the cutest tooth fairy pillow I’ve ever seen! I’m gonna make this for when my youngest loses her first tooth.

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