Homemade Tooth Fairy Box

This homemade tooth fairy box is perfect for kids who don’t like things too pink and flowery!

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

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OK so this is me being SUPER organised. My son is 5½ – and when his first baby tooth falls out (usually around the age of 6 or 7) I am SO going to be ready for it! I figure that once I have the tooth fairy box all made, all I have to do is decide on how much the fairy will pay out per tooth. I deliberately chose a subtle sparkly green look for this box – many fairy-related items are very pink and flowery, so I wanted to make one that better reflected my son’s tastes!

So here’s what you need to make this super adorable box:

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Start by covering the wooden box and lid with the metallic green paint. I painted mine both inside and out, although I didn’t bother with the inside base of the box. I gave the box two coats of paint and let it dry.

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Add a coat of the glitter paint to external surfaces of the box and lid.Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Cut a piece of fabric just larger than the box. Use the fabric stamps and fabric paint to decorate the cloth.Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Pour a little of the paint onto a paper plate, then use a sponge to dab paint onto the stamps. This avoids excess paint and makes the print clearer.

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Let the paint dry then iron the fabric on the wrong side – this will both heat-set the paint and make it look, well, less wrinkly. 🙂

Place the fabric right-side-down, and snip off the corners. Fold a few layers of batting into the size of the box, then place them in the center of the fabric. Use a hot glue gun to secure the four edges around the batting. Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Spread some more hot glue into the base of the box, then press the fabric and batting down into the box, right side up. Add extra glue to the corners and sides if necessary.

To finish the lid, make a quick stencil by drawing a tooth shape onto card and cutting it out. Use stencil tape to gently secure it to the lid.Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

Pour some Folk Art Champagne paint onto a small paper plate, dip the spouncer into the paint, dab it on the plate to release the excess, then dab it onto the stencil.

Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

You may need to add two coats. Remove the stencil, and the box is complete!Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

And now you are all prepared for your child’s next milestone!

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Homemade Tooth Fairy Box - perfect for kids who don't like things too pink!

 

Update – 1½ years later we’re still using this! My son still loves it!

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