My son is turning five this weekend and I’ve been thinking about all the milestones ahead—kindergarten, riding a two-wheeler and losing his first tooth. It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing that next big milestone in his life.
When I saw Angela Woo’s kit, I knew I just had to make him a tooth fairy tin to help me preserve this memory. I found this project very easy to make. I hope that he’ll enjoy using it when his first tooth falls out and he’s preparing it for the tooth fairy!
There is even better news! If you want to make one using this awesome kit, all of Angela’s products are now 30% off! Check out Angela’s Tooth Faery kit . Doesn’t it look perfect for this project?
Tooth Faery kit , Angela Woo Designs (the Digichick)
Epson Premium Presentation Paper
4 oz round clear top tin (Papertrey Ink)
Piece of felt (2 ¼ by 4 ¾ inches)
Hole punch or Crop-a-dile
Button, needle and thread
Scalloped circle paper punch (Marvy)
My first step was to open up the paper and digital element in Photoshop Elements and resize to my needs. I resized the main “band” paper to about 2 x 8 inches, to ensure it would cover my tin completely. The little tooth image, I resized to less than 2 inches so I could fit it on the top of the tin.
Once I had those set, I printed them off using the Epson paper. I then cut out the paper with my paper trimmer to about 1 ¼ inches wide and left it at 8 inches long. I punched out the focal image with my circle punch.
To adhere the paper to the tin I used Scor-tape, but you could also use Modge Podge or Zip Dry glue. I taped the first bit and wound the paper around, adhering a few other sections, as well as at the very last edge to ensure it wouldn’t budge.
I decided to also cover a portion of the lid using a thin ribbon. Again, I trimmed it to an approximate length and wound it around, overlapping the end, using my Scor-Tape as adhesive. For the top of the lid, I just added some Scor-Tape to the underside of the scalloped circle with the tooth image and adhered.
Now came the part that I am least experienced with, sewing! I only own a Janome Sew-Mini, so I wasn’t sure how well it would sew through the felt. I was able to do it, but had to keep guiding the felt so it wouldn’t get stuck. My stitching is not perfect, but I don’t think my almost five-year-old son will mind!
To make the pouch, I simply folded up a portion of the felt and sewed up one side. I then sewed up the other side. You could be more decorative or precise with your sewing if you care to, or are a better seamstress than I!
For the closure of the pouch, I first punched out a small hole with my Crop-a-dile. It went through the felt very easily! From there, I could measure where the button needed to be sewn. You could try different types of closures also, depending on the fabric you are using and how tight of a close you want.
So now, when my son loses his first tooth, I’ll have this cute little tin with a secure pouch to give him. I think that he’ll prefer to put it in here than under his pillow—that way his money will also be safe and sound!
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