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How To Draw a Christmas Stocking

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For our next tutorial, we are going to make a Christmas stocking together!

If you’ve ever had one yourself, you know that they are filled with small presents on Christmas morning by Santa Claus. If you’ve never had one, you can still have fun drawing one and learning about the tradition.

There isn’t a definite story of how Christmas stockings came to be, but they are popular in many countries now. They are one of the most famous symbols of the Christmas season. Often, they are placed above fireplaces, up a stairwell, or on bedposts.

Maybe you’ve experienced the character and joy of the holiday season. The chilly weather, hot chocolate, carols, and maybe even sledding if you get snow where you live! There’s a lot to love about winter time.

Let’s make our own Christmas stocking now! Ready? Keep reading below and happy drawing!

How to Draw a Christmas Stocking — Let’s get started!

Preview of Christmas Stocking drawing
Preview of Christmas Stocking drawing

Materials:

  • a piece of paper
  • a pencil for the guiding lines and sketching
  • an eraser
  • a black sharpie or a pen for the outlines
  • markers or colored pencils for coloring
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Time needed:

15 minutes.

Step 1 – Form the shape of the stocking.

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 1 – Form the shape of the stocking.

Start by drawing the overall shape of the stocking. It will be the shape of a J. Make it wide enough so that it can be filled with objects!

This should take up half of the page—leave some space at the top for the rest of the drawing. Refer to the photo.

Step 2 – Draw the top of the stocking.

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 2 – Draw the top of the stocking.

Let’s add some texture to the top of the shape you just drew. This will symbolize a fluffy fabric decorating the stocking, similar to a big fluffy snowflake.

Draw a series of curved lines forming a cloud-like shape. It should extend a little bit past the edge of the stocking.

Step 3 – Add stripes to the stocking.

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 3 – Add stripes to the stocking.

Next, we’ll add some patterns to the stocking by drawing stripes. 

Draw four lines inside the stocking that mimic the J shape of the stocking. 

These stockings aren’t to actually wear on your feet, but sometimes they can resemble a sock! So, let’s add detail to the toe and heel of the sock, too. On the left, draw a curved line showing the toe area. Then, on the bottom right, add another curved line to show the heel.

Step 4 – Draw a present!

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 4 – Draw a present!

The tradition is that stockings get filled with presents! So, we need to add some to ours, too!

Draw two short lines coming out of the stocking. Then, draw a long, skinny, horizontal rectangle on top. It should look like a present emerging from the stocking. Refer to the photo!

Step 5 – Add detail to the present!

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 5 – Add detail to the present!

Let’s add a ribbon and a bow, so the present is wrapped nicely. Draw some lines in the middle of the box to show a ribbon.

Then, draw two curved lines coming from the top of the box. It should look like a gift-wrapped present now!

Step 6 – Add a jingle bell.

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 6 – Add a jingle bell.

On the left side, we’re going to add another well-known Christmas symbol: a jingle bell!

Look at the photo to see the shape. It will be about the shape of a circle with a line in the middle. Add a smaller circle on top. Place it on the left of the present.

Step 7 – Draw a star.

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 7 – Draw a star.

Let’s fill the stocking even more. On the right side of the present, draw a star.

It should be slightly cut off by the fluffy top of the stocking. This makes it look like it is inside the stocking.

Step 8 – Add a holly leaf!

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 8 – Add a holly leaf!

Holly is a beautiful and unique plant associated with winter and Christmas. In this step, we’re going to add one to our stocking. It will be behind the star.

Start by drawing a diagonal line coming out to the right from the present. Around the line, draw a series of curved lines to form the spiky leaf of a Holly bush. Look at the photo!

Step 9 – Add another holly leaf!

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 9 – Add another holly leaf!

This will be very similar to the last step. Form another holly leaf using the same technique. Draw it to the right of the star.

Step 10  – Color!

How To Draw a Christmas Stocking - Step 10  – Color!

Grab your coloring materials so we can add some style to the stocking! Christmas stockings come in all colors, patterns, and styles, so make it your own. Have fun with it!

Pin it now, Draw later!

Preview of step by step christmas stocking tutorial

You’re all done! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Maybe, you discovered how to draw some new shapes, like holly bush leaves and a jingle bell.

Comment your thoughts on this tutorial below, and share your masterpiece with loved ones. Maybe, if you celebrate Christmas, you’ll get your own actual stocking this year.

Thanks for stopping by, and browse our site for more fun drawing tutorials!

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