CHRISTMAS TIPS: How to wrap the perfect present
WRAPPING Christmas presents is the task that divides families.
Some love it, some hate it but there's no question it has to be done.
Blue Care Warwick Community Care has set up a stall at Rose City Shoppingworld to give people a hand but the volunteers have shared a few of their top tips for those trying at home.
Prepare enough paper
Running out of paper is a common mistake, according to Blue Care lifestyle coordinator and wrapping expert Tanya Loy.
She suggests wrapping paper around the object before cutting it to estimate how much is needed.
Be firm with folding
Rub the folds in the paper so they hold nice and firm.
Holding the paper tight where it needs to be taped also means little bubbly pockets are less likely to form.
Disguise any rips
Tanya said rips in the paper could be covered easily with ribbon, a bow or a piece of wrapping paper.
Just try and match the ribbon or bow with one of the colours in the paper.
Ace round objects
The more the paper is folded around the object, the better it keeps its shape according to Tanya.
So fan the paper as you wrap something round and tape it as you go.
Volunteers will be at the bottom of the escalators right up until Christmas during the centre opening hours.
A donation is required for wrapping with all proceeds going to Blue Care Warwick.