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DIY Tooth Fairy “Fairy Dust” Pendants

So happy to have Kristin back today from Grandma’s Chalkboard …….sharing these darling Fairy Dust Pendants that the “Tooth Fairy” gives to her daughter after losing teeth.  Little girls love jewelry…….but a necklace filled with special fairy dust?  Magical. :)


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Hi guys, it’s Kristin from Grandma’s Chalkboard.


My sweet daughter is six, and to date, she has lost six teeth. They didn’t all come out easily. Okay, let’s be honest, none of them came out easily. And when her teeth need to come out, (her mouth is a super crowded place…we’ve already done braces!) it can be a not-so-fun experience.


But the one thing that makes losing a tooth worth it? A visit from the tooth fairy.  And wouldn’t you know it, the tooth fairy that visits our house knows just what this little girl likes. She doesn’t want money, she wants jewelry. Because really, what little girl doesn’t like jewelry, glitter, and over-the-top cuteness!?



Wrap it up in special Tooth Fairy packaging — and prepare yourself for happy squeals in the morning when your little cutie finds her very own tooth fairy dust necklace under her pillow. Trust me, you’ll feel like the best parent, er, tooth fairy, ever!




And if you make several pendants all at once and stash some away, you’ll be smiling too when a tooth falls out right before bed. No worries, you’re prepared!




So lend the tooth fairy a tiny little hand by putting together these adorable glitter-filled ‘fairy dust’ glass vial pendants to gift to your little one.  Trust me, the excited missing-teeth grins you’ll get in return will make this project worth it a thousand times over!




Okay, time to share this adorable craft project with you!


You’ll need:

  • 20 tiny glass jewelry vials (one for each baby tooth lost)
  • Glitter or Embossing Powder
  • Glue
  • Small Eyelet Screws if your vials don’t have them already in the cork
  • Necklace Chain
  • Funnel (if using glitter from a jar)


  • Tiny gift boxes, notecards, and envelopes for packaging…if you are the over-acheiving type. :)


I purchased my glass vials in the jewelry department at Hobby Lobby and of course made sure they were on sale (if not, use their coupon, they always have one). You can also buy them on Etsy or other craft stores in the scrapbooking or miniatures section. The sample packs of glitter (purchased from Joann’s) are just perfect for this project and come in so many cute colors. Isn’t that confetti-like glitter adorable!?!






Carefully pour glitter into each vial by snipping off the corner of a glitter packet, or by using a tiny funnel to curb the mess. (Update: or you can make a quick paper funnel.)  I chose to leave some space for the glitter to move around, rather than filling the vial all the way up.




If your vials didn’t come with eyelet screws already put in the corks, go ahead and screw them in now. I unwound the screws from the cork, put a tiny bit of glue on the screw, then tightened it down again so the screw will stay in tight.



Put a little more glue on the outside of the cork, and push the cork gently into the bottle. Let the glue dry for a while so the glitter doesn’t stick to it.


Now, attach the tooth fairy dust pendant to a necklace, wrap it up however you wish, and have them on hand for those when those teeth fall out.  Trust me, you will have one happy child in the morning!




Thank you all for letting me share this cute project with you today!



Check out Kristin’s blog, her darling shop, her Facebook page, and her Pinterest boards.


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Dhini says:

    cute bottles. Where do you buy them?

  2. Lorena says:

    these are just too cute! I do adore them but not nearly as much as my little girls will. I am going to look for some similar bottles preferably non glass as I can imagine they will get shattered. Thank you for the tutorial and I am going to look for a assortment of glitters as the one you found, I love the little stars.

  3. Olivia N. says:

    As crazy as it sounds, I’ve thought of doing something like this for some little friends of mine even before I saw this post! As a HUGE fan of anything fairytale/Princess related, I ADORE this idea and can’t wait for one of my little comrades to lose a tooth! I was thinking it would be fun to theme the glitter inside around the character Tooth from the Dreamworks film The Rise of the Guardians by using brightly colored glitter and one or two teeny gems. Also, if you have some brightly colored pens (and maybe some more glitter) you can leave your little one a hand-written not from “Tooth herself!” I know that if I had gotten a note as a kid from this awesome childhood legend that I would love it! :)

  4. Kindra S. says:

    these would even be a cute take-home favor for a Tinkerbell or fairy princess birthday party.

    1. Olivia N. says:

      That would be so sweet! Maybe you could even come up with a story to tell the partygoers about how you got with the dust!

  5. Anita says:

    Love this idea!!! I’ll have to share it with my daughter and daughter-in-law whim both gave me granddaughters last year! So different and fun from the normal, here’s a quarter. Or whatever the going rate is now. :)

    1. Kristin says:

      Haha! I didn’t know the going rate for the tooth fairy either. :) I figured the quarter would get lost anyway but these pendants are something she absolutely treasures!

    2. Nancy G. says:

      My nephew gets $5.00 for his lost teeth. And my nephew and his wife are not wealthy by any means. Don’t know what they were thinking, Thats adds up to quite a lot of money x’s 20 teeth…… Oh well, I guess it’s not any of my business. But I definitely love the tooth fairy dust pendant idea. Will be making some soon—- need to go to Hobby Lobby. Too bad my sister doesn’t still work there.

  6. Nancy Gross says:

    These are the cutest little gifts from the “tooth fairy”. Love all the different colors the glitter comes in. Do they sell tiny funnels at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns? Thanks for sharing this great idea. I can’t wait to make a few for my granddaughter. It will be a few years before she loses any teeth but good to have ready on hand.

    1. Kristin says:

      I’m not sure if they sell funnels that are that tiny, but I’ve added a quick way to make a paper funnel here: Thanks!

    2. Nancy G. says:

      thank you for your quick response, I just printed out the instructions for both, the fairy-dust pendants and making the small funnel. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  7. Melissa B. says:

    Soooo stinking cute! One question though, are you gluing the cork into the bottle? When it says put glue on the out side of the cork is it to glue the cork into the bottle? Just curious? My girls would want to use the dust. We have given them fairy dust before (not packaged as cute as above) but they use it when ever they are scared, nervous or need a boost for something. Thank you so much for the fantastic ideas!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      I glue the cork in the bottle because that’s how my daughter likes it. She doesn’t want her little brother wasting the fairy dust :) But I love your ideas of using it too!

  8. Erica G says:

    Such a cute idea! Much cooler than loose change :)

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