One of a Kind Tooth Fairy Keepsake
This sweet little craft project will take less than an hour. It’s a perfect excuse to buy a tiny bit of soft and sweet flannel in those pretty juvenile patterns. If you sew regularly check out your scrap pile for fabrics as this little tooth fairy bed craft project only uses two square feet of flannel, and a tidbit of lace.
It’s a great little keepsake for your little one to tuck their tooth into and wait to see what happens.
Tooth Fairy Blanket Tutorial
To make this little tooth fairy blanket you will need:
2 pieces of coordinating flannel, 12 ” by 12″
2 small pieces of felt 3″ by 3″
1 small piece of iron on interfacing 3″ by 3″
1 small piece of quilt batting 10″ by 10″
12″ of lace
If you have a leftover flannel baby blanket, it would be so sweet to upcycle it into this little tooth fairy blanket. It’s been a very long time since I had a receiving blanket anywhere in our house, but I found some really soft and pretty fairy printable material.
Fold the felt in half and cut out two pieces of felt the shape of a tooth. Place the interfacing between the two layers of felt and iron.
Trim edges neatly.
Making the Fairy Blanket
Cut your flannel pieces 12″ square. Sew all edges with a zig zag stitch or a serger to prevent fraying.
To create the pocket, sew the tooth to the good size of the flannel with the sewing machine. Finish with blanket stitches using embroidery cotton.
Pin good sides together and sew on three sides leaving the edge open.
Turn inside out and press.
Make the Mattress
Cut your quilt batting into a 10″ by 9″ piece.
Fold in half along the short side so its 4.5″ by 10″. Sew around all sides.
This makes the mattress long enough to fill in the length of the blanket cover and a little bit narrow on the width to leave room for the fold of the cover.
Insert the mattress into the flannel making sure the back corners are aligned. Sew along the middle of the flannel to secure the mattress in place.
Turn the edge of the open seam in and press. Insert and pin the lace into place. Sew along the edge to close.
Tooth Fairy Letter Printable
The tooth fairy I used on the printable is courtesy of Clipartkid.
You can download a copy of the letter here.
Sewing this little blanket made me wonder about the history of the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy existed when I was a little one, wiggling my tooth out dreaming of the loot I would haul in. I was very surprised to find out that she is a fairly new 20th-century North American concept. She does not have a long tradition and its only in recent years that children have been taught that the cleaner the tooth is the more reward it’s worth. If you want to read up more on the history you will find it here.
Remember brush and floss….. 🙂