Do you have a child that is at the age that they are about to start loosing teeth? Make things easy for the Tooth Fairy and put those lost teeth in this adorable Tooth Fairy bag.
Easy DIY Tooth Fairy Bag
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I would love to know who’s idea it was, way back when, to have children stick their itty-bitty teeth under a pillow, and to then make adults go hunting for them. Seriously, who can find those things?
My mother was lucky because she never had to do that with me. Before I lost my first tooth one of my older cousins gave me a Tooth Fairy bag that they had used. What a brilliant idea!
My mother really made things easy by telling me to put it on my nightstand instead of under my pillow. She never had to go hunting for that little tooth, and she also didn’t have to worry about possibly waking me up.
Several months ago it became obvious to me that we needed to start getting ready for Nick’s first tooth to come out. I went to my mom’s hoping to find that Tooth Fairy bag that I had used, but search as we did we couldn’t find it. I knew I wanted Nick to have a bag, so I set about making one on my own.
Nick’s Tooth Fairy bag actually got finished on the day he lost his first tooth! I was easily able to tell him to put the bag on his nightstand because the puff paint was hardly dry and I was worried it wasn’t quite dry enough to be slept on. Nick loved getting to use his Tooth Fairy bag, and I loved how easy it made things for me!
Supplies Need to Make a Tooth Fairy Bag
I would like to note that I hand sewed this bag. I do not own a sewing machine, and sewing by hand is just something I do. If you have a sewing machine you can certainly use that to make this. You’ll probably get it done even faster than I did if you do.
- 2 Pieces of 6×6 Felt – We made our bag using two different colors of felt because I got this felt package from Amazon. It comes with tons of different colors, and they’re all different. You do not need to use two different colors though. I just found that package to be the best priced for what I wanted.
- Tooth Tracer – You can print off the tracer that I made. I chose to print it on card stock paper so that it was thicker and less flimsy for tracing.
- Puff Paint – Any puff paint, or fabric paints, will work. We loved this set of puff paint because it had glitter in the paint that made it a lot of fun.
- Permanent Marker – You may find a pencil or pen work to trace the tooth onto the felt. I found that nothing but a permanent marker would show up on the felt that I used.
- Needle – These are the needles that I prefer for sewing projects
- Thread – Any color of thread will really do because your sewing will not show when you’re all done, but I like using embroidery floss like these options best.
How to Make a Tooth Fairy Bag
What I love about this craft is how easy it is. Even if sewing isn’t your thing, and you can’t imagine sewing a straight line, it’ll be fine. With the way this bag is made it’s easy to hide imperfections.
The first thing you need to do is print off the tooth tracer and cut it out.
Then you’re going to trace the tooth onto each piece of felt. Once you’ve traced it you can cut each “tooth” out. Try to cut just within your trace lines so you won’t have to worry about them showing when you’re bag is finished.
Next you’re going to sew the two teeth together. To do this place the teeth together and make sure they line up. Don’t worry if they’re not the exact same due to your cutting. I promise no one will ever know when it’s done.
You’ll start sewing in one of the top sides. Continue to sew down the length of the tooth and back up until you reach the top of the other side. Make sure not to sew up the top of the tooth. Otherwise you’ll have stitched your bag shut.
For the sewing all you need to do are simple stitches just going in one piece of felt and coming out the other side. Just keep going back and forth.
After you have finished sewing the teeth together you’ll want to invert the material to turn the bag right side out. Much like when you fix clothing that is inside out. By doing this the seams that you just created will now be on the inside of the bag so no one can see them.
The felt I used was a bit stiff, but I was still able to turn it right side out fairly easily. If the bottom of the tooth won’t turn out well just use something like a butter knife to help push them from the inside.
At this point your bag is pretty much finished! All you have left to do is decorate it. This is a great part to let the kids help. Nick had a hard time squeezing the puff paint, but he helped me decide how the decorations should look and what colors to use.
I chose to add Nick’s name to the bag, but if you want to use the same bag for multiple kids you may want the bag to say something like “My Tooth” on the front. Although you certainly don’t have to put any writing on it at all if you don’t want to.
Once you’re done decorating leave your bag to dry for the amount of time that your paint mentions. Ours needed to dry for several hours. In fact ours was dry just in time for Nick to put his tooth in the bag for the Tooth Fairy before going to bed. We still tried not to really touch the puff paint before the next morning though just to make sure it was good and dry.
That’s all there is to it! The Tooth Fairy bag really is a fun item to use, and it makes things so much easier. I have no desire to try to find a tiny tooth lost under a pillow and risk waking Nick up in the process. This adorable bag is the perfect solution.