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This wood ring baby teether toy makes a perfect gift for the baby on your list. It is a quick sewing project. Make it to match a blanket or favorite color. For another creative idea you might like this fleece and flannel cowl scarf it makes the perfect cozy gift for the girl on your list. Follow along all month long for more handmade gift ideas!
When making your handmade holiday list, don’t forget to add a project for the littlest one in the family!
This wood ring teething toy is super simple to make and is cute enough to make baby and mom happy.
With a detachable soft star, this teether is also washing machine friendly!
- Wood ring*
- Mineral oil (food grade) + clean cotton rag
- Fabric snap (and snap setter + hammer)
- Twill tape (about 6 inches)
- Sewing machine, scissors, basic sewing supplies
- Matching thread
- Hand sewing needle
- Free star-baby-teether-pattern
*My wood ring is 2 1/4″ wide and I bought it in bulk off Amazon HERE (affiliate link) . I think you can also buy individual rings on Etsy.
**I used black and white fabric which is good for visual stimulation in young babies, but you could customize it with any color or kind of fabric you like!
1.Prepare wood rings.
If your ring feels a little rough, you may want to sand it down a bit with 120 grit or finer sand paper. Clean it and let it dry. Then, using the clean cotton rag, rub food grade mineral oil into the wood until it looks saturated. Add a second coat after a couple of hours if desired, or touch up missed spots. Let it cure for about 24 hours.
2. Prepare twill tape.
Cut twill tape into two 3 inch pieces. Fold under one raw end of each piece, twice. Top-stitch folded ends under.
3. Prepare star fabric.
Print off free star-baby-teether-pattern. Cut pattern out and use as a template to trace and cut out 2 stars.
4. Sew star.
Pin star pieces together, right sides facing. Insert twill tape pieces together into the sides of one of the star spokes. Make sure the raw sides stick out and the finished twill tape ends are folded under and out of the way of where you will be sewing. Sew around the perimeter of the star with a 3/8″ inch seam allowance, leaving a small opening on the side of the one of the star spokes (away from the spoke with the twill tape).
5. Clip star and stuff star.
Trim down the pointed corners and clip into the concave joints of the star. Turn right side out. Iron out any wrinkles of necessary. Stuff star firmly with poly-fill.
6. Sew star closed.
Using a hand sewing needle and matching thread, sewing the opening closed with a ladder stitch.
7. Add a snap.
Install a snap into the twill tape ends (see manufacturer instructions).
8. Add wood ring.
Snap the star to the wood ring.
It’s all ready to be gifted and nibbled on. 🙂