DIY Eco Stressless Advent Calendar

This holiday season help a loved one chill out a bit with this stressless advent calendar. Each day a gift is opened that helps promote relaxation and calm. You can use this calendar and change the theme for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

diy_calendar_instruction_sheet_final-313x1024bWhat You’ll Need


  1. Find a 30-inch tree branch.
  2. Cut a 3-foot piece of twine or ribbon and tie a knot on each end of the tree branch.
  3. Find a place to hang your calendar, locate the center point it will hang from and hammer in a nail.
  4. Lay out your gifts and wrap them in scrap paper, or insert them into a brown paper bag or drawstring bag.
  5. If you used wrapping paper or paper bags, punch a hole in the top and cut a 12-inch piece of twine, ribbon or string and thread it through the hole. Once it’s threaded, tie it around the tree branch. If you used drawstring bags, tie a bow and thread the drawstring or ribbon through the bow and tie it to the branch.
  6. Punch circles out of the chalkboard paper with the 1-inch hole punch. Using chalk or a paint marker, write on the circles the numbers corresponding to the days of the month on which each gift will be opened. Use double-sided sticky tape to attach the circles to the drawstring bags, wrapping paper or paper bags.
  7. Now you’re ready to hang your gifts for 30 days to a calmer you.

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  • Ruth says:

    Love this idea!!! I’m going to make bags out of burlap.

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