Crafter’s Q&A

Put your craft­ing ques­tions to our team of top ex­perts My son is about to lose his first tooth, and I’d like to make him a spe­cial box or en­ve­lope for the Tooth Fairy. Do you have any fun ideas?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Con­tents - Katie Wal­lis, Liver­pool

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Si­monne says: When my daugh­ter was young, I made her a matchbox style box to leave for the Tooth Fairy. She placed her tooth in­side the box be­fore she went to sleep and then in the morn­ing she opened the box to find that the tooth had been re­placed by a gift and a small en­ve­lope with a let­ter from the Tooth Fairy! Match­boxes are easy to make and dec­o­rate. Add a rib­bon pull to the sliding part so that lit­tle fin­gers can eas­ily open and close the box. I used the tem­plates on pages 88 and 89 to cre­ate my matchbox, how­ever you can cre­ate a matchbox in any size. I also made a small white en­ve­lope to fit the box and slipped a note from the Tooth Fairy in­side. I dec­o­rated the box and en­ve­lope with stamped im­ages from Su­garPea De­signs Fairy Sweet stamp set (£11 from Seven Hills Crafts), as well as pat­terned pa­per, glit­ter pa­per and rib­bon.

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