Friday, July 8, 2011

Tooth Fairy Door

So Ali was all, "Hey, we should make this!" 

And I was all, "What the heck! $15 worth of supplies from Hobby Lobby for a Tooth Fairy door? Plus a bazillion dollars for shipping? Rip off!"

And then I ordered them anyway. Because, c'mon, that door is ADORABLE! And when I showed James, he basically demanded that I make it for our kids, saying that it was the cutest thing ever.
Or maybe he just said, "Hmmm..." 
And before he could say anything else, I screamed, "Okay! I'll make it! Geez!"

I bought this door, this door handle, and this door knocker. The door handles come in a set of two, and since I wasn't going to use one on the inside of the door, Ali and I shared. It's good to have friends who are as crazy with the crafting as you are.


Peyton and Ella will be sharing the Tooth Fairy Door because they share a room. So we had a family discussion about what color I should paint it. They agreed on rainbow colors.


So I used my fancy rainbow template to pencil on some rainbow arcs. 


I knew that if I didn't, my rainbow colors would be all crazy and uneven. They were anyway. But I do think my fancy rainbow template helped. Eat Lots A Fish!


And then I started to paint. First, I just did the major color blocking.

And then I spent the next 5 freaking hours trying to make the rainbow curves actually look like curves amidst all the angles and cutouts of the door. 


I am SURE there is some mathematical equation out there that explains at what angles to color each little nook and cranny to make the rainbow look perfectly curved. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT EQUATION IS. 

I'm telling you - save yourself the agony. Paint your door one color, the moulding another color, and call it a day. 

I do love the way it turned out, though. It's so bright and cheerful!


Peyton and Ella wanted to help with the painting. We decided I would paint the inside of the door yellow, and then they would each decorate a side.


Peyton did the left side and Ella did the right. 

So, imagine this. You're the Tooth Fairy and you're about to enter through this door into my kids' room. Are you thinking, "Hey, cute! The kids painted the door! How lovely!" or, do you see it and think, "Great. It's a crack house. I'd better make it quick."


Crack house. Right?

I love my kids.

I glued on the door handle and door knocker with tacky glue. And I added some glitter glue to the door moulding. TO MAKE IT MAGICAL FOR GOODNESS SAKE!


I didn't want the kids to open The Magical Fairy / Crack House Door to just see the wall on the inside.  Because that's just boring.

So I went through my craft supplies and grabbed handfuls of stuff I might be able to use. 

I cut out some some white felt clouds and embellished them with white sequins. And then I glued the clouds to some starry night scrapbook paper.

Then I called Ali and we brainstormed the mini clothespins idea. I strung little tiny clothespins through some twine and backed the twine with red ribbon. 

Then I glued it all to the backside of the door frame. 

I cut the top off a little 2x3 inch zip top bag (just like I did here) and stuck in some orange burlap and added the red polka dot stickers to frame it.  It's the perfect size to keep a little lost tooth safe until the Tooth Fairy comes and leaves some cold hard cash.


James says it looks like it came straight out of a magical story book. Peyton and Ella love it!

I used Command Strips to attach it to the wall by the upper bunk of Peyton and Ella's bed. And then we put their two most prized loveys, Pink Puppy and GG, in charge of watching it for us. 



I can't wait 'til the Tooth Fairy comes!

79 comments:

Ali Richardson said...

It is absolutely freakin' AMAZING!!! It looks so happy and magical! GREAT job! You have th eluckiest kids on the planet! Your door is going to make my boring turquoise door look LAME, ha ha!!!

Michelle Grigsby said...

That is the cutest idea EVER!! I love it and will be gathering supplies to make our own :-)

mickymunchkin's corner said...

this is beautiful! love it!!!! unfortunately my kids have lost all their milk teeth already, which means HOPEFULLY the tooth fairy doesn't have to come back here, so, we missed that chance... But it's supercool! Maybe I should make a door for some other fairies who want to visit? Who knows????
Hugs,
Micky

Meghan said...

Such a clever idea!

4kidsgrandma said...

Oh, my gosh, Darcy, this is awesome! And your blog is hilarious. You are just creative in so many ways!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My son just lost his first tooth and so far he has demanded the the Tooth Fairy stay away. It will take him a little while to get used to the situation. After all, his mother just yanked a tooth right out of his head! ;) I'll show him this door. It might make him come around!

Charisa said...

So cute! I've seen people do Fairy Doors like these, but never a tooth fairy door! Too cute!

Found you through Skip to my Lou!

Patti said...

Oh, I wish I were a young mother again, I would so make this for my kiddos. It is adorable!

Jenna said...

Seriously, could this get any CUTER?! Great job!

(But I have to admit, until the picture with the clam chowder lid, I thought you were painting a full-sized door and I was amazed at your bravery. Then I got it... Tooth Fairy door, duh. Ha!)

2027

Sassy Sites! said...

My comment is totally gonna be the same exact words as Jenna! I totally thought it was the real door leading to the bedroom. haha!! This is a super cute idea! I LOVE it!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I LOVE this! You are too cute!

cookieandclaire said...

I am a new follower - why? Because this door is a -door-able - sorry couldn't resist!
And because you called the side your kids did a crack house - fuuuunnnny!
I would love a follow back if you have a chance!
I don't promise to be funny, original or inspiring but I will try my best!
Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

Love,
Cookie and Claire

COFFEE. CLEAN. CUPCAKE. said...

okay this door is the most adorable I have seen and the extras you added are incredible!! gooooood job!!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

So freakin fun. Period. :)

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

Can I just say how adorable that is?!! I love it! Glad you didn't use the crack house door...lol

Deneen said...

Such a cute idea!

kelly said...

THIS is why i love craft blogs! what an original, cute idea! thanks for sharing!!!

Michelle said...

I had to add this to my blog to share with some of my holiday friends. Absolutely too cute!

You can see the post at
http://confessionsofaholidayjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/07/random-idea-tooth-fairy-or-leprachaun.html

I also think it's a great idea for leprechaun magic in March.

Just Jaime said...

Adorable!

Beth said...

Hello I am your newest follower and that is the cutest thing ever!!! And your post was hilarious:)!!! Lucky kids you have!

Beth
huberhang.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Precious!! This is so stinking adorable! And you were cracking me up about the crack house!!

Five of US said...

At least the crack is sparkly and rainbow-covered. {: This is so fun.

Ciaran/Momfluential said...

This is genius! Love it! Must make it for my sons!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I've seen these before, but never with the cute stuff inside. I love it!! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
~Macy

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

This is super cute! We are a few years off from losing any teeth, but this is so stinking cute!

Happy Home Fairy said...

I am OBSESSED with this! And, you have such a great 'voice.' I loved the way you wrote this post - it made me smile and laugh so much! Thank you for sharing your magic with us!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

So adorable!! Losing a tooth will be the coolest thing ever now!! :) Such a great idea! Way better than that silly under the pillow thingy!! LOL :)

Ashley said...

this is so fun!!! i love it:)

Bethany said...

OMG I want one!! In my bedroom. and I'm 33. THAT's how cute it is :)

Cheryl said...

It makes my day happier just to see this! What adorable fun! THanks for posting!

meijo's JOY said...

I heart the door! Can I be the tooth fairy for a day! Pretty please...Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

Anonymous said...

The glitter makes all the difference. It looks very cute on the wall. You are a great person for doing this for your kids... my kids get a plastic baggy for the teeth. :-)

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Stephanie said...

What a fun idea! I am a new follower.
Stephanie
mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Angee said...

I've seen other fairy doors but yours is the cutest. I love the glitter, because they are fairies after all. I love that there is a place for the tooth inside the door. I also love the crack door. So stinkn' cute!!!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

ok, this is genius, and SO cute!!

Ani said...

That is adorable! I especially love the glitter, the rainbow... all of it! Very very cute! I'll bet your little girls absolutely love it and will cherish it for years to come. :)

Natasha said...

SO STINKING CUTE! And anyone who can call their kid's art a crackhouse is my new bff. So glad I found your blog! If you ever want to do a blog swap lemme know.

www.littlepinkmonster.com

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Oh my word! You are the coolest mom!! So FUN!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

This is so adorable! I love it! I love the other side too, too cute :)

Come see me at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

Judy Bagwell said...

I love tooth fairy doors. I have never seen a rainbow one before. That is super cute!

Julie @ Pickles and I Scream said...

I had no idea the tooth fairy needed a door but now I want to make one too! It will be awhile before the tooth fairy will be visiting our house, guess I should wait until the kiddo is old enough to participate so we can have our own crackhouse door :)

Lindsay @ Apothecary Home said...

Bwahahaha...crack house! You seriously "cracked" me up! I have never seen this idea before but I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

Tasha Anderson said...

Love it! I pinned it on my Rainbow Days Board!
XOXO,
Tasha

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

We don't do the tooth fairy here - but this door is so cute!! Could easily be a barbie door for their 'secret fairytale dimension'.

craftytexasgirls said...

I don't know what I love more- the creative idea or the 'crack house' comment. You are crafty and hilarious!!!! Awesome.
:) crafty texas girls

Brandi said...

This is super duper cute! I'm still laughing at the crack house joke!!

Lorie said...

Fabulous! And I think the rainbow is perfect!!!

Mrs AOK said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I may or may not be jacking this from you ; ) what the kids don't know won't hurt em' right?
Anyhow, love the door it is beautiful and I am only slightly jealous I didn't think of that. You. Are. A. Genius!
http://little-miss-aok-bowtique.blogspot.com/
came over from Tatertots and Jello : )

da halls said...

Cuuuuute!

Brandi said...

OH now that is adorable!!! from the beginning I thought it was real sized door. I was thinking there was no way my hubby would allow me to do that! :) Then of course I realized later that it is little. I may have to do something like this! :)

Jamie said...

OH MY GOSH I FREAKING LOVE THIS!!!! I am so serious I don't think I've EVER seen anything SO amazing in my LIFE!!!! I am SO using this idea!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!! :o)

For Love of Cupcakes

Jamie said...

By the way, I'm a new follower from the Sunday Scoop Link party - so glad I clicked your link! :o)

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

So freakin' awesome!!! Too bad my nieces just went through their tooth fairy stage. I'll have to hold onto this idea though because it's too awesome! Great job!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Oh my goodness, this project is so adorable. And I love your funny writing too. Great job.

Warmly, Michelle

{ L } said...

This is just awesome and so enchanting! :)

Claire Megalos said...

I am a mother of two girls and used this website, www.mytoothfairypictures.com as proof that the Tooth Fairy visited. You can create the magic of the Tooth Fairy in a personal way for your kids to keep and enjoy long after that tooth money runs out! It’s so simple to use and works like a charm!

teacherspet04 said...

OMG! Maybe the half-cocked tooth fairy who has been assigned to our house would actually be able to get a tooth exchanged within a reasonable time frame with this device! Love it.

melissa@once upon a {craft} time said...

this is ADORABLE and your tutorial was funny & entertaining to read...loved it. pinned this! newest follower :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Diamonddust said...

So very cute! I am a grandmother and think I will have to make one of these for a Fairy Door in my home! My grandkids will love it as much as I will!
Barbara
www.primrosetreasures.wordpress.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

It's me again. I pinned this in Pinterest and featured at Recognition Day Thursday. Please feel free to grab my feature button on my sidebar. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

How cute is that?! :)
Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

SH said...

K i'm copying LOVE IT, but I must know where to find tiny clothes pins!

mamawj said...

that is just too cool, so pretty you all did a great job. I make tooth fairy pillows but this just takes it way over the rainbow lol
btw~ if you paint any item white first then add your colors, they will really pop and you only have to use less than half the amount of paint coating. I love this idea, thanks for sharing!
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

this is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen! The rainbow really does make it magical.

Darcy said...

Hi SH!
I found mine at Michael's a long long time ago. :)

SH said...

Thanks for the inspiration ! I shared my door http://www.bargainfun.net/2011/08/fairy-door-fun.html

Anonymous said...

I must admit... I thought it was a full sized door until I saw the picture of the inside! LOL! Very cute, though!

doris said...

How beautiful! I also thought that it was a full-sized door. It's really gorgeous! I'm sure the tooth fairy will visit your kids every now and then because of this door.

-Doris Pender

Miya said...

I've never seen these before! So sweet, I wonder if I can get one in Australia? I'm sure the TF won't think it's a crack house - she's probably used to seing doors like these in San Fran...

Someone said...

This reminds me of the *100 Cupboards* book series by N.D. Wilson. So fun.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this! I am featuring it on my blog right now! Thanks for sharing!

massachusetts florist said...

Wonderful! Kids must have love it so much.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the doors in the movie Monsters Inc.

LittleLucyGoosey said...

Came across your post via Pinterest - LOVE this!!! Was checking out the miniature doors, wondering if yours came with the hinges, or if that was something you needed to get separately? (I'm assuming that since you didn't list it as one of your purchases, yours came with, but wanted to check!!)

Darcy said...

Hi LittleLucyGoosey!
I'm so glad you love the Tooth Fairy Door!
You know, the door doesn't actually have hinges, just little pins in the top and the bottom that allow the door to open and close. And, yes, they came with the door - thank goodness - I can't imagine trying to attach hinges that would be that small! That would drive me crazy! :)
Have a great day!
Darcy

T Barnaby said...

are cavities genetic

Anonymous said...

Tis is the cutest thing I have EVER seen. I think I need to make some for all three of my grandchildren!

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