Tooth Fairy Door

Finally – we have a wobbly tooth! A good friend once gave me some wise advice about the first Tooth Fairy visit. When her daughter lost her first tooth, the enthusiastic Fairy left, not only coins, but a dazzling display of glitter trails, streamers and hand-cut paper flowers. Several teeth later it dawned on my friend that old TF may have peaked too soon and failed to take into account that children lose about 20 teeth in total. As my friend had twin girls she was naturally concerned that TF would struggle to continually meet the very high standard she had left on her first visit. (Personally I suspect TF may have had too much fairy chardonnay that night, but I digress.)

With this in mind, we decided to make it easier for the Tooth Fairy and create a little spot dedicated to tooth retrieval. I saw these cute mini doors here. I haven’t found anything locally so I thought I’d have a go at making our own.

For this project you will need a piece of regular box card – the type with corrugated fluting on the inside. The fluting is important as the door is hinged via a skewer threaded down the centre of the cardboard.

I liked the idea of an outside world inside the box, so we painted the interior with landscape colours. Then we made a little tree from ‘Make & Bake Clay’. In the tree is a tiny nest to place the tooth in. To strengthen the tree I first twisted a wire frame, then we wound the brown clay around it. I rolled out some green clay and cut leaf shapes with a craft knife.

Click here for full instructions (Pdf)

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19 Responses to Tooth Fairy Door

  1. Grammy in RI says:

    These are too cute….shared this with my daughter for her boys who aren’t quite ready to lose teeth yet but she’ll be ready. I always did something so they “would know” that someone had came. This outdoes anything I’ve ever done! Love It….

  2. This is, perhaps, my most slow-pokey week yet. My apologies for taking so long to get over here from “A Little Birdie Told Me..” to enjoy your post. It’s important to me to visit and really give my full attention to all the links, but as the party grows it’s taking more and more time. Thank you so much for bearing with me, and for continuing to share your talent at Rook No. 17!

  3. Angela says:

    This it so, so cute!!
    My kids have both already started losing teeth and so it might be too late for us to do this project but I love it. I have spent many adrenaline filled moments with my hand searching underneath pillows for precious little teeth! Besides being totally adorable this would alleviate that stress.

  4. amy says:

    What a cute idea!! I’m so glad you shared this with us at Shine on Fridays!

  5. Raina says:

    This is absolutely adorable:)

  6. Lamb says:

    This is so cute! I manage the website for a dentist in Albuquerque ( Would it be alright with you if I link to this on our site? It’s such a fun idea for kids :)

  7. Melanie says:

    Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  8. Ashley says:

    Stopping over from the share the wealth link up @ Laugh, Love, Craft! This is so cute! Love the idea!

  9. Rhiannon says:

    Wow! What a great idea! Amazing!

  10. Wow that is such a brilliant idea and amazing craftiness on your part to pull it off! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  11. I think I’m in love with this. Especially since my oldest just started losing his teeth. Totally want one. I hope you link this up to this week’s Craftastic party:)

  12. Jennifer says:

    Aww this is so cute. I’m still waiting for my little guy to lose some teeth.

  13. Karen says:

    What a great idea! I’m pinning this one!

  14. Wow that is impressive. I love it. Visiting from delicate construction.

  15. Jill says:

    That is such a gorgeous idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Beth says:

    What a clever idea & it turned out soooo cute!
    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  17. jet says:

    aaaw this is a swell great lovely idea.
    i think i will make one as well.
    thank you again for a great tute and the sharing;-D

  18. Too cute! This will be a HIT!
    Saw you at TGIF!

  19. How fun! I’m sure this will be a HIT!
    Saw you at Toys in the Dryer linky!

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