Tooth Fairy Pillow

So, Thaddeus is getting ready to lose his first tooth.  I don’t remember it ever taking this long to lose your first one, but whatever.

Anyway, I’ve been trying to figure out how the Tooth Fairy is going to visit and switch out his tooth for money without waking him up.  I can’t even go into his room to turn his radio down or anything else when he’s sleeping because he’ll wake up.

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Earlier this morning while Xavier was napping, I decided to do some Googling and found this pattern/tutorial for a Tooth Fairy Pillow.  Now granted this pattern/tutorial was for a Ballerina Fairy, so I had to make it more boyish.

Easier said than done!

Since I decided to do this on a whim, I didn’t have all the proper materials.  Take for instance, the pillow I made is PINK!  I only had pink felt material.  Oh well! :whoop Plus I’m not all that creative for making something, unless it’s exactly as the tutorial goes, so I had to improvise.  We have some craft stuff lying around from other things we’ve worked on, so I decided to use some of those items.


For the eyes I used some “funny eyes” we had so when the pillow moves the eyes move too!  I used an extra thick strand of black ribbon and doubled it.  Not sure what I was using that for, but hey, it worked for this project!  The cheeks are little blue fuzz balls and the teeth are just some white fabric that I cut off the end of some old fabric I had on hand.

Hey, it all works!  And not too bad for a first time making of one.

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  1. Sarah says

    I am glad that both my girls are sound sleepers. I just put their tooth a zip lock bag and swith it out at night. I have even had to look for it before and lifted their pillow and they didn’t even know. This is a very cute idea since you can’t sneak in :)

  2. Farrah Morelli says

    We’ve had a Tooth Fairy Pillow in our house for several years & it makes it sooooo much easier! You don’t have to search under the pillow (that your little one is sleeping on) & try not to wake him up. We hang our Toothfairy Pillow on the Bed Post. It’s been a huge hit!