5 Easy and Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

It’s the thought behind the gift that counts, but when that gift arrives in a beautifully hand wrapped package it’s a bit more special. Receiving a fabulously wrapped gift doesn’t just build up anticipation for the gift inside, it adds to the gift as a whole.  You can do something simple, like wrapping your gift in kraft paper and decorating it with washi tape, or get your hands dirty and make some yarn pom-poms. However you decide to decorate your gift, you can always find something lying around the house to use.  If you’re looking for some easy and creative gift wrapping ideas for your next birthday party or holiday, take a look at our roundup of DIY gift wrap ideas.

Have Spare Tissue?

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Do you ever find yourself with packs of tissue paper but not gift bags? Here’s a way to use all of that spare tissue paper in a fun, creative, DIY way.  Try layering different colors of tissue paper for a simple yet eye-catching look.

Boxed Treasures

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For an assortment of smaller gifts, keep them all together in a wooden box like this one.  These cases are usually only a few dollars from a craft store. Fill it up with filler grass and organize the individual gifts for a completely aesthetic presentation.

Make It a Piece of Art

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If you’re ithe creative type, share something special by designing original art and showcasing it on top of the wrapped gift like this one. It’ll be a present to remember, and hopefully the person receiving the gift will want to keep it as a way to remember that special day.

Rolls of Fun

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For odd-shaped or tubular presents, try the Tootsie Roll twist. Depending on the fabric you choose, you can make this gift fit any occasion and stand out, too. Then, with two short strings, you can tie simple bows around the ends and voila!

Thinking Outside the Box (or Bag)

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You can find many interesting alternatives to the traditional wrapped gift or gift tote at any  container Store – just use your creativity! Look for a container that goes with the theme of your gift, add a ribbon and bow, and presto! You’ve created a one of a kind gift presentation, and a gift within a gift!

Do you have a gift wrapping idea? Share it with us! – Cute Beltz

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Easter Basket Gift Ideas | Cute Beltz

DSC_0477With Easter just a few days away why not add something more than candy to your kid’s basket.  Check out some of your ideas for making your child’s Easter basket fun, creative, and unique.

Gift Baskets for Toddlers

Toddlers are just beginning to learn about Easter and what it means to receive an Easter basket. Keep it simple with brightly colored plastic eggs. In the case of toddlers, you don’t need to fill the eggs with anything because anything small enough to fit in an egg can be considered a choking hazard. In addition to plastic eggs, you can include Easter themed soft books, building blocks and stuffed animals.

Gift Baskets for Preschoolers

When filling an Easter basket for a preschooler, first, think about what kind of container you’d like to use. Certainly a traditional basket works well, but there are lots of other treat holders you can use. Consider filling up something that your little one can play with or put to use later like:

  • beach pail
  • big pocketbook
  • play grocery cart
  • Coloring books
  • jewelry box
  • puzzles
  • bubbles
  • chalk
  • bicycle helmet

Preschoolers and Elementary Kids

If your little one is head over heels for craft projects and coloring an excellent idea is to arts and crafts themed Easter Basket full of special goodies. Crayons and coloring books are a must. Include items such as markers, finger paint and/or paint and paintbrushes. You can’t forget the construction paper in a variety of wonderful colors.

All Ages

From infant to teenager, books are perfect Easter-basket filler.  This may be a clichéd but the truth is that books are one of the best gifts that you can ever give to children on any occasion. Books help to develop a habit of reading in children that they can pick up as a hobby. Reading helps to expand the mind and creates a sense of curiosity and thirst to find out more. For toddlers you may want to choose cloth books or board books with thick pages and bright colorful pictures. Preschool and early elementary students enjoy books about animals, other children or their favorite television characters. For older children and teens, pick the newest book in a series they enjoy or a subscription to a favorite magazine.

 

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National Fire Prevention Day

       

 

Every year at my children’s school they host a fire safety day which I am very appreciative of.  They have the local fire station, the New City Fire Department come in and talk to the children about what you do in case of a fire.  The kids get to explore the fire truck, which is always fun!  They provide demonstrations and give the children what if’s and how to handle the situation in the case of a fire.  The children have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from a fireman/firewoman which I believe helps the children understand the importance of fire safety.  They also hold a drawing contest, gives the children an opportunity to express what they learned and also for the teachers to gauge if the program is helpful.  For the three years my children have attended the school, it has been successful, it has provided great dinner conversations.  So, what have your children learned about fire prevention?  Is your school hosting a Fire Prevention Day?

Checkout the fire safety tips from the American Red Cross –> TIPS on safety

Educate Yourself – Fire Prevention Week! – Cute Beltz

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Awesome Birthday Party Themes For BOYS!

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Camp Out Boys Birthday Party Theme

Looking for great party theme for boys?  Well, as a mom of two girls I thought it would be fun to see what boys like!  So, I did a little research and found some great party ideas parents have come up with for their precious boys.  Thanks to Design Dazzle we found this awesome Western Birthday Party Theme for Boys, has to be one of the most creative ideas I found.  They used boxes to make a western town, great idea! The next idea came from Frosted Events.  They went all out and planned a Camp Out Birthday Party, looks like it was loads of fun.  The party came equipped with a tent, s’mores and more, fun idea!  So, all my parents with boys, have you planned a themed boys birthday party or do you think these ideas are over the top?

Here’s to awesome birthday parties! – Cute Beltz

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The Cute Beltz Workshop – Full Speed Ahead! Free Shipping TODAY only

We are working hard today to get all the orders out by tomorrow so everyone will have their orders before Christmas.  This is always a very exciting and busy time of the year for us, so we are very thankful to all who have ordered from Cute Beltz. 

To ensure that your order is received before Christmas we ask that all orders for belts for toddlers and kids be placed no later than Tuesday at www.CuteBeltz.com

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