Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

Angie lost her first tooth today.

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

I had hoped for a bit more time between the tooth loosening and actually falling out. Mostly because I needed to buy pink embroidery cotton to make her a tooth pillow. (How did I not have any pink embroidery cotton in the house? Surely it should be a girlmom staple, along with glitter, stickers and a drawer full of hairbands.)

So, as cute as it is, this little tooth pillow is just an interim pillow. I’m going to make a proper one (i.e. pinker one) for Angie. Hopefully before the next tooth comes out.

Want to make your own?

Materials: cardboard, white felt, scissors, fabric glue, a needle, embroidery cotton, stuffing.

To make:

1. Cut a tooth template from the cardboard. (I used a piece of a cereal box.) Trace two teeth on the felt.

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

2. Cut out the teeth shapes. Cut a small piece of felt for the pocket.

3. Glue the pocket in place. Optional: sew around the edges of the pocket to zhoozh it up.

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

4. Stitch the front and back of the tooth pillow together, leaving a small gap. (Note: It’s a lot easier if the gap is at the top or on the outer edge of the tooth.)

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

5. Stuff the tooth and stitch closed.

Make Your Own Tooth Pillow

Where does your child leave his/her teeth? Does the Tooth Fairy or the Tooth Mouse visit your house?

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