Easy Tooth Fairy Boxes with School Photo

Hey Ladies-

As I child, I remember having a special pillow in which I would place my lost teeth to be collected by the tooth fairy.  I am a little behind schedule with my 8 and 9 year old daughters, but by using items from around the house, I still thought it would be fun to make these simple Tooth Fairy boxes for them.

What you need:

  • A small empty box- I used a jewelry box and an Altoids box
  • Wallet Size School Photo
  • Washi tape or small decorative Duck tape
  • Batting out of old jewelry boxes
  • Scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Sharpie or Pencil for text and marking cut linesUse 2

This quick project allows for a lot of personalization, but without having to get too crafty. Here’s how:

1.  Decide how you want to position your photo on your box, and if you want to add any text. Basically, formulate a bit of a plan of attack.

2.  Decorate the box with the tape, paper and photo. (See two examples below.) For one box I adhered the picture and then wrapped the box in tape.  For the other, I glued down scrap paper and a tooth fairy saying.  (See possible options below.)   Then I wrapped the box in Washi tape, tucking the framed photo behind the saying, but in front of the Washi tape, to give a bit of a layered look.

Tooth Fairy Sayings:

  • “Dear Tooth Fairy, My Tooth fell out.  It’s no longer there.  I give it to you to handle with care.”
  • “Little Fairy- As I sleep, take my tooth, the coin I’ll keep.”
  • “Dear Tooth Fairy, In this little box you’ll find, a teeny, tiny tooth of mine.  I placed it there for you to keep.  Please leave your gift while I’m asleep.”

3.  Cut your batting from the jewelry boxes to fit inside of your Tooth Fairy box, and place it inside to give your box a bit more of a finished look.

That is it!  Enjoy!


Happy crafting!!

Smiles Back to School

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