How to Draw a Holly Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Holly Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Holly Tree.

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How to Draw a Holly Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step will be to draw the roots by making three or four little hills each slightly different.

Step 2: Then draw the trunk with two staight lines next to each other and meet at the top.

Step 3: In this step you will want to draw the branches. Draw a large V at the top of the trunk, and then another line off the right side of the trunk.

Step 4: Draw about four leaves off each branch by making a small stem and then a very pointy oval to create the actual leaf.

Step 5: The last step will be to draw the fruit. Draw three small circles in a cluster. Once complete there should be a cluster on two branches.

Interesting Facts about Holly Trees

Holly Trees are found all over the world. They are grown for holiday decoration. The tree is pyramid shaped and grows to 35 to 50 feet tall. They spread to 15 to 25 wide. The leaves are long and jagged; they are a dark green that stays that way all year round. In the winter time Holly Trees produce deep red berries. Sometimes the leaves have white stripes that make the plant a natural choice for Christmas displays.

Did you know?

  • Holly has been a symbolic plant for many cultures. The Greeks considered it the symbol of foresight. The Romans gave it as gift to show good intentions. The Chinese make holly wreaths for their New Year.
  • In South America holly leaves are used to make a special tea called “Matte.”
  • Holly has been used to treat coughs, fevers, measles, and small pox.
  • Holly berries are poisonous to humans. However forest animals and birds can eat it.
  • There are 400 species of Holly.

Activity: Make a Holly wreath to decorate your home for the Christmas season. Buy a foam wreath form and use fresh or silk holly. Start from the middle and work your way out to the outside edge. Make a festive bow with a rustic ribbon pattern. Plaid or a simple red velvet work well. Insert a piece of floral wire into the bow knot and pin the bow down to the wreath.