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.
DIY Tooth Fairy Pillow
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.
What you need: Fabric, Scissors, thread (glue), ribbon, glitter glue, and embellishments.
Note: I wanted a denim pillow so I used an old pair of jeans; you can use the fabric of your choice.
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.
I used a piece of ribbon as the handle, I placed it where I wanted and secured each piece with stick pins.
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.
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.
All done, I added a little bow for cuteness.