Friday, February 17, 2012

Tooth Pillow

See this sad, sad pillow.  For my 5th birthday my mom's friend made this for me (well, her daughter gave it to me.)  
It was so cool! We'd never seen anything like it.  It lasted through all my teeth, all my sister's teeth and through 3 of my kids so far.  However we got a hole in it.  Then it got bigger and bigger and finally it hardly holds a tooth.  So making a new one needed to happen.  This cute little pillow kept your tooth safe and sound for the tooth fairy to find and then makes a nice place to store your money until morning. This is a project I'd been meaning to get to for a long time, even bought the material, but wasn't a big priority.  See, my three youngest all lost their first teeth last year in Kindergarten.  Chloe and Maddie lost a few more over the summer.  We'd kind of slowed down on the teeth losing for a while.  And then it happened Jon finally had another wiggly tooth!  His sisters had lost all 4 front ones to his one, so he was excited to finally wiggle another one.  I knew I didn't have long, and this was the incentive I needed to get this done.  I'll show you how I did it.

Supplies:
Felt
Ribbon
White material
Stuffing

Start by drawing, finding a tooth shape graphic, something for a pattern of sorts.  I traced the old one I had and then tried to make it more tooth shaped.  This is what I finally came up with.  Cut 2.


Cut a square/rectangle of felt.  I used two kinds of ribbon, blue gingham and then polka-dot ric rack - trying to make it cute for boys and girls.  Cut both ribbons about 1" long than the felt.  I actually glued the ric rack onto the other ribbon, tucking the ends under.  Then I stitched the two ribbons along the top and bottom of the ribbon onto the felt, again tucking the ends under.  Stitch the felt onto the white fabric along three sides, gotta leave an opening for that tooth.


Then pin the two "teeth" together, right sides together.  Stitch around the whole thing, leaving about a 2" opening.  Clip around the corners, this will help it lay better when you turn it right-side out. (2nd picture on bottom.)  Turn it right-side out and stuff it.  Then hand-stitch your opening closed.  That's it, you have a suitable place for leaving teeth and a safe spot to receive your money (or whatever the tooth fairy brings to your house.) 


I got mine done not a moment too, soon.  Jon lost his top tooth the next day.  How cute is he?! 
 


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19 comments:

Janel@hatingmartha said...

So so fun! Great job! I would maybe be willing to lose another tooth if I got a pillow! Great site design by the way...looks oddly familiar ;)

Mamma Mia said...

Good job done in getting that tooth pillow made. Your old one almost qualified as an antique, you know. I just had to forward this on to Gwyn.

Amy said...

How cute! And great timing too. :) Thanks for sharing at shine on fridays.

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

Rachel said...

This is adorable! What a fun mom you are to make this. I'd love for you to share this at my link party tomorrow.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Hi, just found your site from Skip to My Lou. Love the pillow- I made one recently too for my son. http://www.abakershouse.com/2012/01/toothy-tooth-fairy-pillow.html
He loves it and has another tooth hanging on my a thread at the moment. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Shelbey said...

What a great idea! I'm new to your blog and love what I'm seeing so far. Looking forward to following you and seeing all the cool things you come up with. :)

Also, I shared this post and your button on my blog:

http://adesiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-adorable-tooth-pillow.html

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

How cute--thanks for the instructions!

Danielle said...

This bis too cute! I am going to feature it tonight on Blissful and Domestic

Thanks so much for linking up and sharing on Blissful & Domestic.

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Soooooooo I mean SOOOOOO DARN CUTE!!!

I'm SO going to make one too!! Thanks for the tutorial!

It would be great if you linked this up on my blog!
thediydreamer.blogspot.com

Sarah Struss said...

That is such a great idea. My daughter is about to lose her first tooth. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah ~ http://www.creatingamazing.com

Sarah Struss said...

Following you now on LF :) Can't wait to see your next post.

Bobby Schaeffer said...

If I were a tooth fairy, I'd like that pillow. I'd be more likely to give back a handsome reward for a tooth from that. It's simple but adorable!

Terry said...

In the nick of time lol. And yes, he is pretty darn cute. THanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Super adorable and very creative. ~ Megan New follower via the Adventures of a DIY mom link party.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a cute idea!

Natasha Mairs said...

so cute what a great idea

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party

Natasha xx

serenityyou.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

This sooo stinkin adorable! Love the little tooth and the fun fabric for the money and tooth holding! I should make this for my kid's teeth! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I've got to remember this when my Little Man starts losing teeth! Cute idea!

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