Within the last week, I found myself in new and uncharted territory... Tooth Fairy territory. My oldest son's first loose tooth threated my unpreparedness for such an occasion. Sure, I had received the free tiny tooth box from the dentist, but I wasn't super keen on the idea of giving him money at the ripe old age of five-and-a-half since he barely even knows what day it is let alone the value of money (yes, we will teach him that life lesson in due time).
Post-kid bedtime evenings have been spent scouring Etsy and Amazon for the perfect Tooth Fairy box - one that was large enough to hold small gifts or trinkets instead of money, but one that could also be customized with his name... Oh Etsy, Oh Amazon... you hath failed me.
What does a Type A mother do when she can't find exactly what she wants? She heads to the craft store the very next day with the goal of fashioning one herself (yes, I'm talking in the third person... I may have breathed in too many polyeurethane fumes).
Items Needed to Conquer This Project:
When I brought my crafting booty home, my husband inquired, "Could you have gotten a bigger box?!" Why is it always about size with men? But, to quench his unending thirst for knowledge, yes, actually, there was a larger box, and I did spend about 5 minutes pondering upon which size to purchase.
How I Made Mine:
The tooth fairy that visits our house is no "creeper"... meaning, she doesn't sneak into people's rooms and watch them sleep... she is polite and takes care of her business right outside the door. She also looks like the tooth fairy from the movie "Rise of the Guardians" (makes stories about her more believable since there's a movie with her in it!).
Luckily for me, I get to make another box for my second child; his will be silver with gold accents so yes, I did buy 2 of everything - you must think ahead. Does Leighton love his tooth box? You bet he does, and I can't wait to see the look on his face tomorrow morning when the he realizes that the tooth fairy is real... and it will all have been worth it!
Happy crafting, my fellow Type A moms!
Cyndi M. Frick
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