Tooth Fairy Pillow

When Jack was about to lose his first tooth, I made him a pillow for his tooth/money exchange with the tooth fairy. I had assumed that Jack would be done loosing teeth by the time Emmie started. But that is not the case!  Jack was late losing his teeth and Emmie is on the earlier side. So it looks like two tooth fairy pillows are necessary in this house!

I decided to make Emmie a pillow that looked different than Jack’s.  After doing some searching online,  I came across this simple pattern and was thrilled to discover I had enough leftover felt from other projects to make one!

It didn’t take me too long to make it, and I loved how it turned out.  More importantly, Emmie loved how it turned out!! Here are the steps to create this darling pillow.  Click here for the pattern.

Cut two teeth out of white felt (you should be able to fold an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of felt in half to cut both pieces).

Cut out two pink cheeks, two eyes (I used brown for the eyes) and a pocket and flap for the envelope on the back of the pillow.
Now it’s time to start sewing (note: all sewing is by hand so no sewing machine is necessary!).  Using embroidery floss, stitch the eyes, cheeks (with a mouth, as seen on the pattern) on the front side and pockets onto the back.  I used brown embroidery floss for all of the stitching.  The original pattern called for white embroidery floss but since I didn’t have white, I kept my fingers crossed that the brown wouldn’t make the pillow look too busy!
Now you are ready to sew the two white teeth together.  When stitching the white felt, leave about three inches open at the top to add stuffing.  I added pink ribbon at this point so the pillow could be hung from a doorknob.  And the flower is an optional addition as well (makes the pillow fun if a little girl is the recipient).  Once the pillow is stuffed to your liking (and the ribbon is tacked down) continue closing the pillow with the embroidery floss.
Project complete!  Wrap it up and give it to any little one about to lose their first tooth.
front of pillow
back of pillow
Emmie opened the pillow up on Christmas morning and she loved it! Now that tooth just need to fall out so we can really test out the pillow!
Isn’t it fun!? And it was really easy to make too!
Jen
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Comments

  1. So funny – E lost his second tooth on Christmas day….

  2. Lori @ Lori May Interiors says:

    So cute, Jen! Love it!

  3. new at blogging. ran upon your site and i just love this craft. 🙂

  4. The Southern Product Queen says:

    Such a cute pillow! Love you ideas! Its Linky party time again at http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/27/the-linky-party-1227-1231/ Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jessica @ Vintage Mauve says:

    Hey there, saw this on Tip Junkie! Probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. But, since I work at a dental office, I'm quite a fan of teeth! 🙂 This would be perfect around the holidays to put candy in for my co-workers!

  6. The Olsen Family says:

    ADORABLE! 🙂

  7. I love how your sweet little pillow turned out! I used to make these years ago. I'll have to make them for my grandkids.

  8. Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing says:

    ahhh…that is so sweet. I wish my boys were little again. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. It was a quite week, next week should be back to normal.

  9. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    This is adorable!! I LOVE making things out of felt, just stitch it up and it always looks so cute haha 🙂

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday. The party is open until Sunday! http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-39-and-features.html

  10. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    This is great! I have to keep this in mind for my daughter when she gets older. 🙂

    I'd love for you to link up & share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

  11. Oh my gosh this is absolutely adorable!!!!! Love your cute design!

  12. The pillow turned out so cute. I want to make one for my daughter!

  13. Oh my gosh, this pillow is adorable. I'm a fellow Northwesterner and just found your blog. I'd love it if you'd come link up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

  14. Meredith Resnick From A Mother Seeking says:

    This is so cute. Well done!

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking…

  15. THIS is super cute!!!

  16. The pillow is really adorable, Jen! And the smile on Emmi’s face is just precious! This will be a very special keepsake that you can tuck away for her.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Be sure to stop by this week, and see yourself featured. 😉

    Happy New Year!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

    • Thank you so much, Liz! I appreciate the feature!!

      Thanks for visiting my blog too! I just had my new blog design go live yesterday afternoon so I’m sorry for the late reply! I’ve been scrambling to get acclimated with wordpress (I switched over from blogger).

      Happy New Year and thanks again for the feature!
      Jen

  17. aww this is so cute!!! What a great idea!!! I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/01/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee-and-project.html
    Have a great day!
    -Rachel

  18. That’s just aDORable! I’ll have to remember that for when my 3 yr old is big enough to start losing his baby teeth! Would you please consider sharing it here?
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/01/shine-on-fridays-9-and-some-fabulous.html

  19. I like this post. I appreciate you making it available and thank you for letting us comment on your blog.
    I’ll be sure to share Tooth Fairy Pillow with my followers on facebook

  20. Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer,
    it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!

    Other then that, very good blog!

  21. Thank you for sharing this!! We just discovered the first loose tooth! We’re so excited to make our daughter this pillow!!

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