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!