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How to Draw an Elevated Christmas Tree

Learn how to draw a Christmas tree—it's a festive way to spend the afternoon with your kids this holiday season.

drawing of green christmas tree with colorful bulbs

Photography: Wendy Hollender

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Learn how to draw a Christmas tree for a fun holiday project. Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, drawing a Christmas tree is a fun and festive way to spend a chilly afternoon. This beautiful drawing comes from Martha Stewart Living contributor Wendy Hollender.

materials

  • 1 graphite pencil (Faber-Castell Graphite Pencil Set, $18.29 for 12, target.com)

  • Colored Pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos® Colour Pencil Tin Set, $34.99 for 12, michaels.com)

  • Paper

steps

  1. Draw a rectangle about 4-inches wide by 6-inches high. Draw an elongated triangle with a curved bottom lightly with a graphite pencil inside the rectangle.

    lightly sketched christmas tree outline
  2. With a dark colored pencil, draw branches that follow the shape of the triangle.

    sketched christmas tree outline
  3. And the needles (the flat leaves) on the branches. Add in the trunk of the tree making it wider and the bottom skinnier at the top.

    darker pencil drawing of christmas tree
  4. Draw ornaments in circles and ovals on the branches.

    pencil drawing of christmas tree with bulbs
  5. Add green color to the branches and brown color to the tree trunk. You can use watercolors, markers, or colored pencils.

    drawing of green christmas tree with bulbs
  6. Color in ornaments with bright colors to make them pop against the green Christmas tree.

    drawing of green christmas tree with bulbs

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