Tooth Fairy Tin

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Two Repurposed Tin Tooth Fairy Boxes
 
I was at the store in the Fall and found these cute little tins with moisturizer in them.  Both Nivea and Carmex make them.  I just had to get a couple.  Because I wanted to do a project with the tins. Because I needed to be able to carry moisturizer in my purse this winter.
 
an image of a tooth on a white paper next to a Nivea Creme tin
 
Luckily the little tin of moisturizer was useful and was quickly used up. About the time I emptied the first container my son lost a molar. Bing. I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the tin.
 
I grabbed some decorative paper and the trusty Mod Podge.  I printed a free clip art picture of a a tooth out {source} and was ready to go. 
a sponge brush on a container of mod podge, 2 tins, and 2 pieces of paper, one with an image of a tooth on it
I just traced around the tin lid  and trimmed it just inside the circle to cut the tooth image to the right size.  I decided to try the old fashioned scrap booking circle cutter to cut the colored paper for the yellow tin.  Either way worked well, but tracing around the lid was quicker.
 
 
I made the first tin for my son.  I used the blue tin and simply applied the tooth image with Mod Podge.  It was so quick and easy.  It took about 20 minutes (and that includes finding my supplies and waiting for the Mod Podge to dry). 
an image of a tooth on a tin lid with an actual tooth in the tin
 
 It was so easy and so darn cute that I had to immediately tackle the other tin.  I already had a sheet of  fairy stickers, so I just found one that fit the tin.  I used the Mod Podge for the colored paper.  Once the Mod Podge dried I just added the fairy sticker and voila!  This tin had some marks on the inside so more Mod Podge and a cute scrap of decorative paper to the rescue. 
an image of a fairy on a tin lid with a tooth in the tin
two tooth fairy tins

I love these tooth fairy tins because they’re adorable.  And because they’re the perfect size to fit under a pillow.  They’re large enough to make it easy for the tooth fairy to find the tooth, but small enough so that your baby can sleep well while dreaming tooth fairy dreams.

Pssst.  Note to parents. I’ve heard that some tooth fairies like to keep each child’s teeth. (and I’ve heard that other tooth fairies find that incredibly creepy).  If you think your tooth fairy may the kind that likes to keep the teeth, it would be a great idea to decorate a tin with your child’s name for the tooth fairy to take with her.  She’ll appreciate how much easier it is late at night for her to keep each child’s teeth separate in their own special tin.    Of course, later she’ll have to figure out what exactly to do with each tooth-filled tin.  But that will be the tooth fairy’s problem.

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11 Comments

  1. I wish I would have thought of something like this when my daughter was young! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! See you next week!

    Cynthia

  2. What a darling idea! My kids have grown, but I will use this with our grandchildren! Great post!

  3. I think this is adorable…..so much better than just leaving the tooth under your pillow……………….Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

  4. Ack! I just remembered that I, ahem, the Tooth Fairy, forgot to put money under a certain DS7’s pillow last night.

    Thanks for sharing such a cute idea at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

  5. Congratulation son being featured at the Clever Chicks party! I love this idea and wish my baby was still young so I could make one for her!

    Cynthia

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