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How to Make a Tooth Fairy Pillow (Free Printable with a No-Sew Option!)

How to Make a Tooth Fairy Pillow (Free Printable with a No-Sew Option!)

There are so many “firsts” in a kid’s life, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them. But when I was flossing my 4-year-old daughter’s teeth last week, my eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw her first adult tooth had popped through behind her bottom front tooth, and the baby tooth in front of it was starting to wiggle.

When I told her what I saw we both started screaming with excitement and we ran to a low mirror so she could see and she just stood there in awe, whispering “wow!” as she wiggled it in the mirror.

She’s picked up from books and shows what the Tooth Fairy’s job is, so she immediately said she wanted “a gold coin” from the Tooth Fairy once it comes out, so I knew I needed to start planning my end of that soon.

I made this little Tooth Fairy pillow DIY in just one afternoon, and while I did sew some elements of it, you can easily make a no-sew option as well.

Q: What is a Tooth Fairy pillow?

A: A Tooth Fairy pillow is a small pillow or plush doll-type tooth that has a pocket for you to put your little one’s tiny tooth in so it doesn’t get lost under their pillow while they sleep (their teeth are so tiny!). You can replace the tooth with a gift from the Tooth Fairy!

Q: Do I have to put the Tooth Fairy pillow under my kid’s pillow?

A: No! You can add a small rope or ribbon and hang them on a door or bedpost so you don’t risk waking your kiddo up as you go to make the switch (which is what I plan to do), or you can make it without a hanger and put it under the pillow old school-style if your kiddo is a heavy sleeper.

Q: What types of items does the Tooth Fairy bring?

A: We always got quarters or dollars growing up, but you can either put some money in the pocket or another type of small prize like stickers, temporary tattoos, or chocolate coins, which fit perfectly in the pocket as well! Although maybe skip the chocolate if you are putting it under the pillow in a hot room where they might melt.

Q: Does the Tooth Fairy come for every tooth?

A: This is totally up to you, but usually the Tooth Fairy shows up for every baby tooth, so keep that in mind when budgeting how much the tooth fairy is going to give for each one if you’re doing money. That can add up quickly!

Tooth pillow pattern traced onto white felt ready to be cut out

felt (white felt for tooth and pink for cheeks)
free Tooth Fairy pattern download
fabric glue
straight pins
fabric scissors
black embroidery thread for mouth (or paint pen for no-sew option)
small rope or ribbon for hanger
batting or pillow stuffing
google eyes
glitter fabric

White tooth pillow cutouts with pink cheeks and pocket on back pinned in place

Print your pattern download and cut out two teeth shapes from your white felt, and two round circles and your pocket piece from your pink felt.

Cut out your wing and crown pieces from your glitter fabric as well.


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