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March 19, 2015

Recycled Earplug Case: Tooth Fairy Tooth Keeper


It's time for another round of Craft Lightning!  Today I'm here to show you how to turn an old earplug case into a cute little tooth keeper to keep those teeth safe for the Tooth Fairy!
Here's a secret I'll share with you.  I snore.  Yep- me.  The wife.  I snore.  My husband wears earplugs so we can sleep in the same room, bless his heart.  So we have lots of these old earplug cases.  Here's how to make one cute:
Remove any labels (mine peeled right off but use a little heat if necessary).

Mod Podge scrap paper that is cut to fit your case.
Add cute tooth clip art.  I just print and cut mine but you could get fancy if you want!
Now their teeth won't get lost under the pillow!  Even if you have a special pillow, those teeth can get lost!  I've even had one fall out of the tooth pocket in her special pillow.  This way you the tooth fairy can just grab the canister and leave the money behind!
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24 comments:

  1. This is such a clever idea! I would have never thought of anything like this. One of my fears when I was little was that I'd lose a tooth and it would get lost so then the tooth fairy wouldn't get it and give me money haha.

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    1. We actually lost a tooth once. I had to convince my daughter it was okay to write a little note to the tooth fairy and put it under the pillow!

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  2. Such a cute idea! I've got a couple cousins who will be needing something like this soon for their little ones :D

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    1. Thanks Chrisy! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  3. Oh that is SO cute! Fun to reuse things like this :)

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    1. Thanks Sagan! It's so easy when you already have something to use.

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  4. That is very cute! The tooth fairy at my house is the most forgetful old bat (me). Haha. Maybe something like that would help me to remember to do my fairy duties!

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    1. Yeah, our tooth fairy is pretty forgetful too ;)! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This is cute! I haven't decided if I am going to keep my sons teeth or not.

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    1. I think I kept the first one of each so far. My youngest still hasn't lost at tooth yet. Personally I think they are kind of icky :)

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    1. Thanks Angie! Another great round of Craft Lightning- I love seeing everyone's posts!

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  7. This is such a fun idea!!!! The case reminds me of the plastic tube mini M&Ms come in! We might need to up cycle one form the Easter candy that I'm sure will be taking over here soon!

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    1. Michelle- you're right! Those are perfect for upcycling too.

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  8. I gave my nephews tooth fairy pillows (they were handmade and personalized: love etsy for that sort of stuff). I remember having a nice pink one of my own as a kid. But I don't remember what I did with it! I hope my parents or I still have it around.

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    1. I love tooth fairy pillows. My mom made one for my daughter but the little pouch is all loose and the teeth fall out of it. That's why I made this!

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  9. This is a great idea! You can decorate these any way possible! You can even personalize each one with your child's name!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! If I'd had more time I totally would have personalized it- great idea!

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  10. This is adorable! IT would be cute to make for a classroom as well.

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    1. That's a great thought- I bet lots of kids lose teeth at school! (My daughter lost her first at swim class- in the pool- and the second at ballet class!)

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  11. I love this -- cute and smart. Add that is a repurpose and it's just brilliant.
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    Traci

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  12. This is so adorable! My daughter will be losing her teeth in a few more years, and I will definitely link back to this idea!

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  13. That's a great idea! I love it! so cute!

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