How to Draw Christmas Ornaments

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Christmas ornaments are decorations that are usually used to adorn a Christmas tree. They may be made from a variety of materials, including glass, wood, clay, and metal. Families often pass ornaments from one generation to another.

Where did the tradition of Christmas ornaments originate? The use of the Christmas tree itself can be traced to ancient Egypt, China, and other regions, where evergreen trees symbolizes eternal life.

These trees were worshiped in ancient Europe, and homes and barns were decorated with evergreen boughs in an attempt to scare away evil spirits. The trees were often decorated, or gifts left on them for the benefit of spirits.

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In medieval Germany, this tradition became mixed with Christian symbolism. On December 24, “paradise trees” were set up in homes – a fir tree hung with apples to represent the trees of the Garden of Eden.

Later, cookies, candles, figurines, and stars were used to decorate the tree. This tradition entered into wide popularity during the 1800s after the British royal family included a decorated spruce tree in their Christmas celebrations.

Would you like to draw colorful ornaments? All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ Christmas Ornaments

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a long curved line. This will form the string from which the ornaments hang.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 2

2. From the string, extend a straight line downward. Draw a small rounded shape at the end of it, forming the knot of the bow. Use a curved line to enclose an irregular rounded shape on each side, completing the bow. Extend two short lines downward from the bow. Connect them by drawing a circle to complete your ornament.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 3

3. Draw another straight line downward from the string. Draw a set of parallel, upside down “U” shaped lines, and connect them with a curved line. Extend two short lines downward from each end of this line, and connect them by drawing a perfect circle. This completes your second ornament.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 4

4. Decorate your ornaments. Band one with curved lines, and mark the other with polka dots. Use curved lines to sketch a bow tied above the ornament.

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How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 5

5. Extend another straight line downward from the string. At the end of the line, draw a small circle, with a large circle beneath it. Sketch a bow tied to the string above the ornament.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 6

6. Draw a small circle overlapping the string, erasing guidelines as necessary. Beneath the circle, use curved lines to sketch a five-pointed star shape. Band the base of the uppermost point with two curved lines to create the appearance of a Santa Claus hat.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 7

7. Decorate your ornaments. Draw a smiling face upon the star, and band its points with curved lines. Band the round ornament with two curved lines. Draw another curved line across the bottom, ending it at a small shaded circle. This gives it the appearance of a jingle bell.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 8

8. Extend a straight line downward from the string. Use curved lines to enclose a rounded “L” shape, forming a stocking. Use a curved line to band the top, toe, and heel of the stocking. Then, use additional curved lines to form stripes.

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How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 9

9. Extend a straight line downward from the string. Enclose a tiny rounded triangle, and a small rectangle beneath it. Under the rectangle, draw a series of small circles. Finally, use two curved lines to enclose the round and pointed shape of the ornament. Decorate it using curved lines.

How to Draw Christmas Ornaments: Step 10

Color your ornaments. Christmas ornaments are often brightly colored.

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