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Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with a DIY Tooth Fairy Pillow

Did you know that today, August 22, is National Tooth Fairy Day!?

Now, I must admit that before having kids, I never planned to do the whole tooth fairy thing. My parents never did it when I was a child, and well..I just never realized that it was something that kids actually believed- just something cute to say.

That changed when my son lost his first tooth and declared he had to put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy. Well, naturally I just had to go with it! But it's fun and exciting...and so we decided to embrace it!

And today in celebration of Nationanal Tooth Fairy day, I came up with a fun little craft to make it even more special!

DIY Tooth Fairy Pillow

  • Small Piece of Felt (Any color)
  • White Felt.
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Stuffing
  • Ribbon for Hanging (if desired). 
  1. Cut the white felt into the shape of a tooth. Sew onto what will be the front of your pillow, leaving the top open as a pocket.
  2. Now, assemble your pillow. I typically use a larger piece of felt and just fold over to keep it simple, or cut to equal size squares.
  3. Start sewing with a simple stitch along the outside. To do this stitch, you will bring the needle over and through the opposite side of the fabric diagonally. Repeat, making sure each stitch is tight. Continue to do this until 3 sides are complete. Don't worry if it's not perfect... it adds character! This is also a great beginning sewing project for kids! 
  4. Stuff the pillow with your stuffing. Sew the final side.
  5. If you'd like to hang this on the bedroom door rather than under the pillow, add some ribbon for hanging. Otherwise it's done!
When your little loses their next tooth, put the tooth in the pocket, and the tooth fairy will come by and replace with their dollar!

How will your little ones be celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day?


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