How to wrap the perfect Christmas gift

PERFECT PRESENTS: There is nothing like waking up to perfectly wrapped presents under a beautiful tree on Christmas Day. Even if the kids disregard the wrapping in seconds.
PERFECT PRESENTS: There is nothing like waking up to perfectly wrapped presents under a beautiful tree on Christmas Day. Even if the kids disregard the wrapping in seconds.

We're all guilty of it - cutting the Christmas wrapping paper too short for the present and having to start all over again.

So this Christmas, let's get the present wrapping right and give them a boutique finish with these hints and tips from The Wrapping Paper Company - Australia's leading designer and printer of wholesale wrapping paper rolls and Belli-Bands.

"Everytime Wrapco participates in a trade fair we often hear "I wish I could wrap as well as that", said The Wrapping Paper Company general manager Jarrod Dam.

The key to wrapping the perfect present is:

  • Always try to use good quality Australian designed and manufactured gift wrap
  • Cut the paper to the correct size (too much paper creates a badly wrapped present)
  • Wrap your present firmly creasing edges and corners sharply for a professional finish.

Jarrod said giving your presents the wow factor can be as simple as adding a belli-band, ribbon or other little add-ons like bells.

"Having mastered wrapping a perfect gift you are now ready to move on to the next step," said Jarrod.

BOW TIME: Jarrod recommends making some pre-made bows (there is a full tutorial on website www.wrapco.com.au that features other wrapping tips.

BOW TIME: Jarrod recommends making some pre-made bows (there is a full tutorial on website www.wrapco.com.au that features other wrapping tips.

"A simple and fantastic product, the Belli-Band adds an inexpensive contrasting highlight to a wrapped gift that immediately lifts it to a new level.

"Just loop the Belli-Bands around the gift and secure it with a gift seal or good sticky tape.

"Add organza ribbon and even a 5mm curling ribbon to give that final finishing touch. Your gift wrapping will look perfect."

GET CREATIVE: Add a decorative feature such as a bell, a sprig of foliage or a decorative bauble for the perfect finishing touch.

GET CREATIVE: Add a decorative feature such as a bell, a sprig of foliage or a decorative bauble for the perfect finishing touch.