Tooth fairy match box

Last night my daughter lost a tooth.  Her fifth one, but first one at the top.  She looks so cute with that top missing tooth.

Back a few years ago when my son lost his first tooth, I was in panick.  See where I grew up there are no tooth fairies.  You lose your tooth and that’s it.  But I live in the States now, and it’s fun to learn and practice local customs.  So for the first tooth lost, I made a tooth fairy box out of a matchbox.  It’s such a fun and quick project that I thought you might want to make one of your own.  And even if you don’t have young kids who are losing teeth, you could decorate one and use as a little gift box for a piece of jewelry.

Materials:

  • Empty matchbox
  • Decorative paper (scrapbook paper)
  • Washi tape (or ribbon)
  • 1″ hole puncher
  • Alphabet stamps and ink pad
  • Glue stick

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Cut you decorative paper to fit your matchbox (approximately 4″x 2″).  Add glue to the paper and wrap it around your matchbox.

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Use Washi tape to decorate it further.

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Use the alphabet stamps to stamp ‘tooth fairy’ on the 1″ circles that you punch.

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Glue the ‘tooth fairy’ circle on to your matchbox.

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All done!  Happy creating!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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