17 Christmas Watercolor Painting Ideas for the Holidays

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Christmas is just around the corner, which means you’re probably looking for gorgeous Christmas watercolor painting ideas for the holidays.

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christmas mugs painting

Artist Credit: carofromwoodland

watercolor reindeer

Artist Credit: dearannart

watercolor house with snow

Artist Credit: gustavorevelleswatercolors

Christmas Doodles

This watercolor painting features beautiful and fun Christmas doodles. There’s a Santa Claus mug, stocking filled with goodies, Christmas gift, gingerbread house, and so much more. If you’re looking for a fun holiday painting, get creative with some festive doodles.

watercolor christmas doodles

Artist Credit: enjoylamome

hot cocoa doodles

Artist Credit: haleyelizabethdesign

Gingerbread Man

Learn how to watercolor paint a gingerbread man with this simple four step tutorial. If you’re new to watercolor, this easy tutorial makes painting your own festive cookie so easy. Add a bow to its head to create a cute gingerbread woman!

watercolor gingerbread man

Artist Credit: dearannart

Wreath and Cardinal

If you’re a lover of cardinals, you’ll enjoy working on a painting that includes a gorgeous holiday wreath and your favorite bird. Create your own unique wreath design to make it your own. You could paint a different bird such as a finch, robin, bluejay and more.

wreath and cardinal watercolor painting

Artist Credit: inna.sinano

watercolor ski painting

Artist Credit: jessica_june__

Watercolor Christmas Tree

Paint an easy watercolor Christmas tree with this simple reference. You can add ornaments and garland to your tree, paint snow in the background, and so much more. This Christmas tree would make a great Christmas card cover too.

easy watercolor Christmas tree

Artist Credit: kristinmaynes

easy watercolor wreath

Artist Credit: loosegemalt

Christmas Botanicals

If you enjoy Christmas flowers and plants, consider creating a painting that features Christmas botanicals. Some popular Christmas flowers are the amaryllis, the popular poinsettia, azaleas, red roses, and cymbidium orchids. Don’t forget to include holly berries!

watercolor painting Christmas flowers and plants

Artist Credit: dearannart

watercolor snow globe

Artist Credit: sketchandstoryuk

watercolor reindeer with ornaments

Artist Credit: tati_artwork

Santa Claus

Here’s another gorgeous painting from DearAnnArt. This Santa Claus watercolor painting is so creative and festive looking. Create your painting using just one sheet of paper, or spread it out over two pages in a journal, such as the visual watercolor journal.

watercolor Santa Claus

Artist Credit:dearannart

beautiful wreath painting

Artist Credit: victoriazavyalova_art

watercolor christmas card

Artist Credit: watercolor_art_caffe

Christmas Cards and Gift Tags

Consider creating your own DIY watercolor Christmas gift tags and Christmas cards. There’s something so special about giving your friends and loved ones handmade gifts and accessories. Create your own cards and tags that gift receipts will keep for years to come.

watercolor christmas card

Artist Credit: watercolour_heart_illustration

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